Coming up with new and well balanced recipes can be tough when you don't have a variety of ingredients on hand. Knowing which items are worth stocking up on in advance and which to buy fresh as you need them will save you time and money down the road so you can avoid the drive through.
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What To Stock Up On
Keep these items in your pantry, fridge and freezer
Himalayan pink sea salt
Red pepper flakes
Steel cut oats
Pearl cous cous
Nuts, Beans and SeedsChia seeds
Baking IngredientsWhole wheat flour
Pure maple syrup
OilsOlive (extra virgin)
Low sodium soy sauce
What To Buy Fresh
These items should be bought just before cooking.
Meat SubstitutesExtra firm tofu
Cruciferous vegetables (Arugula, brussel sprouts, kale, etc.)
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Meal Prep Tips
Maintaining a healthy diet is all about preparation -- doing the work now will pay off in the long run. Follow these tips to stay on the right track:Planning your meals for the week and making one shopping trip will save you time during the week
Do all your prepping of vegetables and herbs when you get home (i.e. cleaning and chopping).
Divide proteins, fruits and vegetables into appropriate portions even before cooking, so you only prepare what you need.
Serve individual portions at meal time instead of family style, which encourages second -- and even third -- helpings.
Use the leftovers to pack school and work lunches right after dinner or even as you're dishing out proper servings.
You can find several of these items at eVitamins to help you maintain a balanced diet. Shop today and let us know your pantry staples!