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Adopting A Healthy Lifestyle? Here’s What Should Be In Your Shopping List

written by Winnie Wangui 17th October 2018

Sticking to a healthy diet may not be an easy task, especially when you have to make that trip to the grocery store, ignore all your cravings and make sure your shopping bag comprises only of healthy items. Fruits, honey, nuts, whole grain flours are common healthy foods that you should always have.

Here’s a roundup of more healthy foods every healthy eater should have in their kitchen.

Leafy Greens

Whether you’re going to have them on the side or sneak them into your smoothies, leafy greens are essential. They are packed with Vitamin K which fuels your body with energy and boost healthy bones.

Greek Yoghurt

Replacing mayonnaise and sour cream with low-fat Greek yoghurt will not only increase your protein intake but Greek Yoghurt is a great source of probiotics which promote a healthy digestive system.

Honey

This versatile sweetener has numerous benefits. You can replace sugar with honey in your recipes, use it to cure colds, make hot toddies or even use it as a face mask.

Beans

If you are keen on reducing your cholesterol levels, managing your weight or managing diabetes, these are an excellent addition to your list. Packed with dietary fibre, protein, add them to burritos, salsas, salads or even pasta sauces.

Eggs

You can eat them boiled, baked, poached or scrambled. Carry hard boiled eggs as an on-the-go breakfast option, or snack, or throw a fried egg on top of your rice and veggies bowl as an extra dose of protein.

Oatmeal

oatmeal healthy

A bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a fantastic way to keep your hunger pangs at bay; you’re stomach will stay full till lunchtime!  There are lots of ways to have oats; mix them into your fruit bowl, grind them and use them for baking, or mix them in a salad.

Herbs

Easy to find dried herbs such as thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley, oregano marjoram, and more are a natural way to add flavour to your foods. Sprinkle them on dishes such as chicken, potatoes, grilled veggies and lots more.

Green Tea

Make tea time Green tea time! It is one of the healthiest beverages for our bodies. Filled with antioxidants, green tea boosts your metabolism. Switch your cup of coffee for a cup of green tea, and start your day healthy and energized.

 

 

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