8 Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen
I love reading about the latest food finds in my Hungry Girl emails! Which foods do you personally stock up on at home?
I'm always trying new foods at Hungryland, but there are some staples that never leave my grocery list. These eight healthy foods are always in my kitchen...
Fresh Fruit (Fuji Apples, Grapes, and Oranges)Fruit is so versatile: I eat it as a snack, cook with it (LOVE it in my oatmeal bakes), throw it over yogurt and salads... YUM! When I'm craving a quick dessert fix, I love eating fruit with a dippable dessert like this Double Chocolate Cheesecake Dip. And apples and oranges are great when I'm running out the door and need a smart on-the-go snack!
Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt
Hard-Boiled Eggs1 large egg: 72 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 71mg sodium, 0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g total sugars (0g added sugars), 6g protein
1 large egg white: 17 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 55mg sodium, <0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g total sugars (0g added sugars), 3.5g protein
WW PersonalPoints™ value 0*
Yay, more protein! I always keep these in my fridge. Go beyond deviled eggs... Fill your hard-boiled egg whites with salsa or hummus. Hard-boiled eggs/egg whites are also fantastic chopped up on salads. Here's a handy how-to for making, peeling, storing, and (of course) eating them!
Starbucks VIA Instant PacketsI know what you're thinking… “Instant coffee?” But VIA is game-changingly delicious. Starbucks makes all sorts of tasty blends, so there's a roast for everyone. Stick with the plain coffee packets, and add your own flavors or sweeteners. My hands-down favorite is the Veranda. Try it with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a natural no-cal sweetener packet for no-fuss morning java! I like to stock up on Amazon.
Cut Veggies (Plus Salsa or Hummus)Pre-cut veggies are a lifesaver! When I'm craving a crunchy snack, I reach for sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and jicama sticks. I dip them in salsa, hummus, or yogurt-based dips like this Buff Chick Hot Wing Dip. HG tip: If you like sugar snap peas but think they sometimes taste a bit "grassy," very lightly steam them in the microwave, and then chill them in the fridge.
Ready-to-Eat Protein (Turkey Slices, Tuna Pouches, Etc.)You might think of these as just meal starters, but I snack on 'em as well! They make a filling afternoon hunger buster or an easy add-in for salads, slaws, and wraps. I'm especially nuts about StarKist's line of portion-controlled seasoned tuna. Other favorites? Chicken breast (click for 16 ways to use it) and smoked salmon!
Chew on this:
Happy National Deviled Egg Day, November 2nd. Put a Mediterranean twist on 'em with this Greek Deviled Eggs recipe!
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