If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about maintaining a healthy, nourishing diet it’s that you need to be prepared. That's why I always have these 7 foods handy in my fridge. They’re your secret weapon when you’re strapped for time and need a quick snack or nutritious meal you can whip up in under 10 minutes.
1. Greek yoghurt
Rich in essential fatty acids, Greek yoghurt has been a long-time staple in my fridge. It’s great in a healthy breakfast bowl, over porridge, mixed with protein powder and nuts as a 4 pm snack, homemade froyo and even drizzled over healthy desserts such as apple crumble.
2. Nuts and seeds
I always keep nuts and seeds in glass jars in the fridge, as they stay fresher for longer. I have a mixture of cashews, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. They’re rich in essential fatty acids and make great additions to breakfast chia pots, salads, curries, protein balls and healthy desserts.
3. JSHealth granola
I love to whip up a batch of my signature granola to keep on hand throughout the week. It’s a perfect quick snack and pairs beautifully with Greek yoghurt, fresh berries, banana, nuts and seeds.
4. Mixed berries
These antioxidant-rich fruits provide a burst of freshness, particularly in the summer months. I love adding some fresh berries into my granola bowl, having a handful as a 4pm snack or in health desserts such as my berry and almond crumble and my chocolate, raspberry and peanut butter brownies.
5. Organic eggs
Full of protein, eggs are a staple in the JSHealth lifestyle. When I’m short on time to cook dinner, I fry two organic eggs in coconut oil and serve them with sautéed greens (such as kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts and broccolini) with a side of avocado and seeded toast. They’re also great in frittata, egg muffins and my vegie and egg bowl.
6. Fresh vegies
Every Sunday, I do a grocery shop for the week. I purchase seasonal vegies as they’re ripe, rich in nutrients and cost-effective. I love having Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, spinach, kale and broccolini on hand. With some simple vegies, eggs and nuts, you can whip up a nutritious meal in no time.
7. Almond milk
If you’ve been following my Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a smoothie fiend. I always have good-quality almond milk on hand for my morning smoothies. I alternate between my signature power protein smoothie and my almond dream smoothie (recipe available on my app). I also use almond milk in chia pudding, overnight oats, porridge and other healthy desserts.
This article first appeared on Women's Health
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