Healthy staple foods to keep in your house
How many times have you found yourself hungry but not knowing what to make?
I know this used to happen to me a lot before I started keeping certain foods in the house.
Here are some foods that you could always keep around to help you make healthy and satisfying meals:
Forget about the days where brown rice was boring and tasted starchy. There are so many ways to make brown rice now that can still taste good. Here’s a recipe that you can try: Spanish Brown Rice
This is such a delicious carbohydrate that is also very good for you. They are so versatile and also children approved. Here are two recipes that you can have:
A pack of frozen vegetables is something that can last a long time and is very inexpensive to purchase.
Another option for your vegetables is having a few cans of vegetables on hand. The only problem with canned vegetables is that they are usually high in sodium. If you choose to go with this option, make sure that the can shows that it is low sodium.
This is a GREAT protein option that is very inexpensive. You can use eggs in a salad, mixed with sweet potato, etc.
Here are a few options:
Beans are a good option if you are looking to get some protein and fiber. Same as canned vegetables, you want to be weary of the salt content of the beans. Here are some recipes that you can use: Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans and Savory Slow Cooker Beans with Rice
Steel cut oats
This is a very different oat than the rolled oats that you find in every grocery store. Steel cut oats simply means that it’s the actual oat grain that has been chopped and not rolled out. When you roll out the oat, you are getting rid of some of the nutrients.
One concern that I had at first was the time that it took to cook steel cut oats. However, they have steel cut oats that has been chopped really fine which speeds up the cooking process.
Extra virgin olive oil
This can be used as a base of many delicious salad dressings.
Once you have these staples in the household, you should be able to put a healthy and nutritious meal together quite easily.