A Well Stocked Pantry is Key to Diet Success
If you’re trying to eat healthy by making your own nutritious meals, a well-stocked pantry can mean the difference between stress-free and effortless meal prep versus grabbing for the takeout menu again. Take a look in your fridge and cupboards. Do you have what it takes to assemble three healthy and nutritive meals plus snacks that taste good and will keep you satisfied throughout the day? If you’re like many people, the answer is no.
Often what happens in the kitchen is less organized meal preparation and more scrambling to create some semblance of a healthy meal before we crash. And, we all know the food choices we make when we’re hungry will not always be the best. There’s an old adage that says, if you fail to prepare then you prepare to fail. This is certainly very applicable to healthy eating.
Consider the following simple shopping list as a starting point for start stocking your kitchen with all the elements to create wholesome and healthful meals that will line up with your fitness and wellness goals.
With the right ingredients on hand you’ll be able to pull together a solid rotation of dependable breakfast, lunch and dinner go-to meals or snacks. Once you have the basics, constructing a meal that nourishes you and tastes great gets so much easier. Here are some simple guidelines to help ensure your every meal has all the components of a nutrition powerhouse.
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