20 Foods I Always Have In My Kitchen To Have A Yummy AND Healthy Diet
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20 Foods I Always Have In My Kitchen To Have A Yummy AND Healthy Diet

My fridge, freezer, and pantry essentials.

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20 Foods I Always Have In My Kitchen To Have A Yummy AND Healthy Diet
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Having your kitchen stocked with these delicious, versatile, and healthy foods will ensure that you can prepare a super healthy homemade meal on the fly.

1. Rolled Oats

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Rolled oats can sit in the pantry for a while and provide the base for an infinite amount of overnight oat recipes.

2. Frozen Fruits

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I always have frozen fruit in my freezer for smoothies because frozen will last longer than fresh and is cheaper!

3. Protein Powder

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Protein Powder is a great addition to smoothies, shakes, yogurt, and healthy desserts to ensure you reach your daily protein intake.

4. Cauliflower

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Cauliflower has definitely become a trendy vegetable and for good reason. It's so versatile—you can roast it, mash it, make it into rice, grill it, or even use it in baked goods.

5. Zucchini

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Zucchini is another staple vegetable for me. I love cutting them super thin and putting them in the air fryer to make zucchini chips!

6. Nonfat Yogurt

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Yogurt is loaded with protein and has so many health benefits in addition to being a super versatile fridge staple. You can add different toppings, use it for healthy baking, or add it into a smoothie.

7. Nut Butter

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Nut butters are so yummy and protein-packed. Spread it on a rice cake, add it to apples or bananas, or use in a dessert!

8. Plant-Based Milk

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A plant-based milk is a healthier, lower calorie option that tastes delicious and is a great addition to cereal, smoothies, or baked goods.

9. Berries

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I always have berries in my fridge because they're super low calorie fruits that provide so much sweetness.

10. Spinach

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For someone who definitely does not get enough iron, I love adding spinach to smoothies, eggs, or as the base of a salad.

11. Lentils

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Lentils are packed with protein and are so filling. I use them for soup, salads, or simply as a side dish.

12. Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are a healthy fat that is packed with fiber. I love adding them to my overnight oats and acai bowls.

13. Honey

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I always have honey in my pantry as a healthier sweetener to use in basically any sweet or savory recipe.

14. Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are so delicious, so versatile, and provide a lot of Vitamin A. I love making sweet potato toast in the toaster or air frying healthy sweet potato fries.

15. Eggs

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Eggs have a lot of protein, keep you full for hours, and can be eaten any time of day with so many different ingredients.

16. Popcorn

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Popcorn is my go-to snack because it's delicious and I can eat a ton of it without too many calories adding up (make sure to get butter/oil free popcorn for a healthier option).

17. Green Tea

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Every morning I have at least 2 cups of green tea. One cup has about half as much caffeine as a cup of coffee and provides so many health benefits. It's especially good for your immune system and metabolism.

18. Quinoa

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Quinoa is a great low-carb grain option that can accompany so many meals and hold so many different flavors.

19. Ground Chicken or Turkey

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Ground chicken and turkey are lean meats that are so easy to make (especially for a college student like me who usually dreads cooking meat in my small apartment kitchen). I love making ground chicken tacos and ground turkey chili.

20. Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants and satisfies late night chocolate cravings, so I make sure to always have a bar in my pantry.

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