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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:

Brown rice

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

Sweet potato

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:

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Sweet potato and egg scramble

Sweet Potato Salad

 

Frozen veggies

A pack of frozen vegetables is something that can last a long time and is very inexpensive to purchase.

 

Canned veggies

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.

 

Eggs

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:

Avocado Egg Salad Toast

Avo-Tahini Toast

Egg Cups with Turkey Bacon, Peppers and Kale

 

Beans

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.

Savory Irish Oats with Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

Savory Irish Oats with Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

 

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.

 

 

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