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5 Foods Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Eating well can be challenging. It can be especially hard if you have a kitchen full of foods that aren’t optimal for you. When it comes to eating well, it is important that you set yourself up for success. A kitchen filled with cookies, chips and sodas, for example, won’t help you. The temptations can be hard to pass up in moments of weakness, however, if you do not have those temptations present in your kitchen, you will be able to choose a healthy snack. Be smart by stocking up on healthy items that keep for awhile and enable you to whip up healthy meals—even when you’re pressed for time. Here are 5 things every healthy kitchen should have to make this easier!


Apple Cider Vinegar

While the merits of drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight may be debatable, what is true is that the unfiltered vinegar can help relieve digestion or congestion-related woes and is a popular ingredient in energy boosting detoxes. Keep a bottle in your cupboard to whip up tasty, health-boosting recipes.


Baby Spinach

You can toss a handful or two of nutrient-rich leaves into almost any meal, from smoothies to soups and pastas. You won’t really notice the taste, but since the leafy green is packed with iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and more, your body will thank you!



Easy-to-eat fruits make for a convenient and super healthy snack when you’re ravenous and ready to reach for anything. Keep fruits like apples, bananas, pears and oranges stocked in your kitchen so you can reach for a healthy and portable snack whenever hunger strikes.


Greek Yogurt

Whether you’re enjoying it with a few fresh topping, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt is a healthy ridge essential (unless you are vegan or lactose intolerant, in that case, a good substitute is soy or coconut yogurt). Greek yogurt is the perfect quick breakfast meal, that way you won’t be temped to skip the most important meal of the day because you’re running late!


Chia Seeds

Add a tablespoon of these tiny black seeds to your breakfast smoothie or bowl of oatmeal for an energizing start to your day. When mixing with liquid, the tiny black seeds swell up, which helps you feel fuller longer, as does the fact that chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and protein.

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