Looking to lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle? A fridge makeover may be the trick!
Keeping healthy foods in your fridge will eliminate unhealthy snacking and help you make wiser, healthier choices. The best way to do this is by keeping some basic, powerful perishables on stock, so when the urge to snack hits, you can indulge guilt-free! A great place to start is with the following basics.
It’s always a great idea to have some veggies to snack on to get the crunch without the calories. Some easy choices are carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers.
Baby spinach is an easy way to add nutrients to a number of meals or snacks. Simply throw some on your wrap, in your smoothie, in your salad, or even on your pizza. This versatile veggie can go as far as your creativity allows.
Snacking on fruit is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet. Berries, oranges, apples, grapes, and pears...the list goes on and on! Of course, your options may be limited by what is in season.
Another option to have on hand are lemons. Aside from adding beautiful color, lemons can boost your water with more benefits. Keeping a pitcher lemon water in your fridge is a great way to stay hydrated and balance your body.
Another great beverage to have on hand is almond milk, a healthy substitute to dairy in almost any recipe. Almond milk has less calories and fat than traditional milk and can be easily added into smoothies.
This versatile substitute can be another great addition to smoothies, as well as a healthy replacement for a high-calorie dessert. Simply add fruit, and you have a delicious treat.
This dip is perfect for the veggies you just invested in! Skip the ranch dip and go for this flavorful, low calorie option or even use it as a dressing for sandwiches or salads.
Simply keeping a few hard boiled eggs in the fridge can provide an effortless snack or breakfast option. This is perfect for people that are always on the go.
Speaking of protein, you may want to have some easy, ready-to-eat proteins in your fridge along with eggs. This could be in the form of lean chicken and fish or quinoa and beans for a vegetarian option.
Keeping a natural nut butter isn't essential, but can be great for smoothies, fruits, or even on some whole-grain toast in the morning.
Skinny Coconut Oil
Yes, a bit predictable from our blog, but Skinny Coconut Oil is another versatile substitute and an easy way to add nutrients to your diet. Ditch the vegetable oils and butter and opt for this healthy alternative that can boost your metabolism and energy.
Special thanks to Women's Health Magazine for the grocery list!
Keeping these foods in your fridge can really improve your health. If you are what you eat, and you eat what you have, you may want to make sure you have healthy foods!