Monday, 12 September 2016

Fitness | Healthy Cupboard Essentials...



When I first started examining my diet and nutrition, I had absolutely no idea of what kind of staple items that I should be storing in my cupboard. Therefore, I have decided to show you what my essentials are.





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Rice Cakes:

Rice cakes are great for any time of day. I particularly like to have mine with Peanut Butter after the gym but I've heard that they are great with tuna too. In addition, they are a pretty cheap staple.

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Peanut Butter:

My ultimate cupboard staple. I use it in everything: on rice cakes, on bagels, in cookies, in energy balls and on a spoon. I usually have a plain smooth jar lurking around in my cupboard, but I also love the various flavoured ones too and have a couple of them too.

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Dark Chocolate:
Ok, so this is not 100% healthy but when I need something sweet and slightly naughty, I always reach for Dark Chocolate. Right now my favourite one is Lindt Lime Intense as it tastes exactly like the chocolate lime sweets. Lidl actually do a great selection of Dark Chocolate bars.

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Dates:

Dates have been described as nature's caramel and I can see why: sweet, sticky and great for sweet recipes. Personally, I use mine mainly in energy balls and always have some on hand for when that moment arises.

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Nuts:

Nuts are one of the most versatile items that you can have in your cupboard. I always have a massive variety available particularly cashews which I use frequently. I use mine in energy balls, trail mix, on their own as a snack etc. The possibilities are endless.

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Chickpeas:

Chickpeas are always in my cupboard. They are brilliant in stews, salads or even roasted with some spices as a healthy snack. They're pretty cheap too.

What are your healthy cupboard essentials?