Eat & Drink

11 Healthy Foods I Always Keep in My Kitchen

January 30, 2017

Y’all I’m feeling a bit slow after the past two weekends. I had so much visiting friends in Atlanta and Washington, DC, but definitely drank too much wine and ate way too biscuits. I eat fairly healthfully throughout the work week and go to the gym 4-5 times a week but even with that I’ve noticed that I’ve been bloated and tired in the mornings, which in itself is motivation to eat healthier!

And we all know that a well-stocked kitchen is a happy kitchen!

Here are 10 essential healthy foods that I always keep in my kitchen, and actually enjoy eating throughout the week:

Avocados 

Avocados are the ultimate super food for me because not only are they packed with super-healthy fats, but they also taste AMAZING as well on toast and in smoothies.

Bag of greens

Spinach is probably one of my favorite veggies, mostly because you can use it in so many dishes such as smoothies, egg scrambles, and pasta dishes! Dark leafy greens provide lots of protein and iron for very few calories, as well as being great for skin and hair health.

Whole grain pasta and rice

I love a good bowl of pasta just as much as the next person, but I try to stick with whole grain products because I’ve read that complex carbohydrates > simple carbohydrates. Also quinoa and arrow are staples in my household.

Fresh fruit 

I LOVE fuit. Specifically bananas, all berries, and apples, which I can eat all day long. I love that I can throw them into smoothies, salads, and even eat them for dessert at night if I’m craving something to cure my sweet tooth.

Eggs 

Eggs are hands-down the easiest an quickest things to make for breakfast, which is saying something since I’m always running around in the mornings to get ready for work. My favorite way to make them is to fry them (aka sunny side up) and splash a little hot sauce, specifically with Sriracha.

Peanut (or almond) butter 

I could literally eat peanut butter straight from the jar most days, but I do like to also use it in smoothies and pasta sauces for a little variety. Peanut butter really is an addiction of mine!

Canned beans 

Canned beans are full of protein and fiber, and are literally so easy to prepare for a meal in a matter of minutes. I usually like to make a southwestern-style salad with cannellini beans, black beans, corn, avocado, and olive oil and vinegar, or just throw the beans on top of spinach salad for a little more protein.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

I use EVOO for almost every meal I cook, so much so that I finally invested in a nice bottle from Trader Joe’s a few months ago.

Chicken breasts 

Grilled chicken and sautéed vegetables is another super easy dinner option that’s one of my favorites, mostly because it’s so filling and makes me feel healthy AF for not ordering takeout instead. Plus the fact that you an freeze chicken until you’re ready to use it, which means that I can buy it in bulk!

Hummus

At some point in my life I’ll start making my own hummus but for now I’ll stick with my favorite Trader Joe’s organic brand. Spread across some pita bread or snacked on with carrots, hummus is my favorite snack to keep myself full during the work day.

Carrots 

Good for eye health and just really fun to snack on, carrots are great to snack on throughout the day. I tend to either eat them plain or with hummus.

What foods do you always keep in your kitchen??

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  • Wow you are super healthy! I’m feeling inspired to up my game! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • It is such a struggle not to snack all day!!

  • I pretty much stock up on all of these items too! Avocados need to be in stock at all times haha! Happy Monday!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    • I am obsessed with avocados! I literally just bought 4 avocados while I was shopping at Whole Foods because I eat them so often!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Love this, and these are definitely things I keep on hand at all times too! three of these things are on my list to run to the grocery store after work today to replenish, ha ha. Hope your week is GREAT!!

    • Thank you!! I just bought more avocados and spinach while I was at the grocery store tonight!

  • Katie Schubert

    I am TERRIBLE at this, so I’m hear to learn from you! 🙂

    Katie | Willow and White

    • It’s such a struggle for me too because I love chips and cookies! I just can’t keep anything of those things in my apartment!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Omg I should try one of them!!

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  • It looks like our house is stocked with the same foods, haha! I have everything you’ve mentioned now and always do, all are so delicious and healthy! Thanks so much for sharing, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    • Thank you! Stocking my kitchen with all of these goodies always makes me feel so good about myself!

  • Hahah except the chicken this kind of sounds like my kitchen actually, lol! I love all the things you listed and I always try to have it at home. I’ve been in a major avocado period lately and had one for breakfast this morning with eggs – too yummy!

    Have a lovely week! Xx
    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • I didn’t include it but I usually also have tofu in the fridge at all times, although my boyfriend’s not a fan so it’s all mine! And I LOVE avocados!! I just bought four today while at the grocery store!

  • Our house is stocked with the same. The produce I pick up every few days so it’s always fresh!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Fresh produce is the best! I’ll freeze fruit if I know it’s going to go bad but I much prefer fresh fruits and veggies!

  • Really nice post. Yeah these things should be in your kitchen.

  • These are all so great! I usually have the same – chicken breasts and greens are always in my fridge, as well as frozen raspberries and almond milk. You never know when the need for a smoothie may strike! I also usually have some kind of dark chocolate because… you know the antioxidants and stuff 😉

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • I just started drinking almond milk again and I forgot how much I love it! It’s amazing in both oatmeal and smoothies. And I totally drink wine because of the really healthy antioxidants in it (haha!)!

  • Completely agree with you about eggs, they’re so easy to put together for a tasty and healthy breakfast, and there’s SO many forms to enjoy them in!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I had eggs for breakfast this morning and I’m always surprised how filling they can be!

  • I always keep champagne 😉 but apart from that I always have eggs as they’re such a great source of protein

  • Yes, yes yes! I pretty much eat all these food, except for hummus – I tried to like it, but it’s just not for my taste. Avocados instead, I could eat one everyday! 😀

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

    • It took me a while to like hummus but now I’m obsessed with it!! And I’m obsessed with avocados too!

  • What a fun post and thank you for inspiring me to life a little healthier!! I also love peanut butter and avocados so those are already in my kitchen as well;)! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Peanut butter is totally my favorite! I can eat it straight from the jar as a snack!

  • Your kitchen sounds like my kitchen! I keep many of these things on hand always for a (mostly) healthy diet- eggs are my LIFE.

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  • I keep many of these same things. Also almonds and greek yogurt. Having healthy options keeps me from making bad decisions (most of the time…).

    Amy Ann
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    • I keep dry roasted almonds at my desk at work to keep me from grabbing chips from our communal kitchen! I also love making parfaits with greek yogurt and homemade granola!

  • This is a great list! I wish I would stick with foods like this but chocolate somehow creeps in. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • I’m one of those weird people who actually doesn’t like chocolate, so my vices tend to be chips!

  • I always keep porridge (oatmeal) in the kitchen! I try not to keep unhealthy snacks in the house because I know that temptation will get the better of me 🙂 Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

    • I’m the exact same way! I love chips so I never buy them at the grocery store because I could totally go through a big bag in an embarrassingly small period of time!

  • Avocados are such a dream. I love them & their health benefits. And yes to carrots & hummus, literally eating that right now. :]

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    • Carrots and hummus are the best!!

  • I need to keep more of these in my house!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    • I always feel so good about myself when my kitchen is packed with healthy foods!

  • Allie Mackin

    Hey thanks for this list, this is helpful this is one my goals for the new year too and this is good way to start

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  • Rach

    We have the same things in my fridge too! They are pretty much a staple!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Eating healthfully can be a little more expensive but it’s totally worth it for me!!

  • Wow! You are so healthy – this is a great list! The only ones that I have in my kitchen are olive oil and eggs! I have lots of good resolutions, but I love nibbling on biscuits and chocolate! Perhaps, if I had more healthy options………
    Julia x
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    • Whenever I have cravings for sweets I usually eat a bowl of strawberries and grab a glass of wine, because what’s more fun than wine?!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great list of super healthy foods!! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Kate

    It’s definitely true that having lots of tasty, healthy things on hand makes it easier to avoid junk food. You sound like your kitchen is well stocked! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • I totally agree!! I’m much less likely to binge on unhealthy food if I only have healthy foods available!

  • Holly

    I am really craving almond or peanut butter after reading this post! One of my favourite healthy(ish) snacks is peanut butter mixed with honey and raw cacao nibs and then dipped in dark chocolate! x

    http://www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

    • Ooooh that sounds like an amazing snack!! Literally drooling right now!

  • Nina

    I keep all these healthy food except peanut butter because I can’t stop eating, so I just stopped buying it haha. I love avocados, and I always have organic eggs, whole grain pasta, all kind of veggies in the fridge.
    Nina
    Nina’s Style Blog

    • I sometimes find myself in the kitchen just eating peanut butter straight from the jar, so I totally get you!

  • thanks for sharing these 🙂 it helps to have it on hand so you don’t snack on unhealthy ones

  • Ina

    Oh! I guess I gotta do that too!

    xoxo,http://theradiantcherie.com/

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