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Spring is here in Nashville, and the beautiful weather automatically makes me more motivated to be fit and to eat well! Maybe it’s just because I know that summer is coming (not to mention…I’m getting married this summer, but that’s beside the point!)
Today, I have made a list of the top 10 healthy foods that I keep on hand! I have found that a key to eating healthy is only keeping the things at home that I know are good to put in my body! If you have it…you will most likely eat it.
1. Almond Milk – I am lactose sensitive, so I stumbled across almond milk as a substitute, and I have discovered that it makes a great shake! I use vanilla almond milk, nuplus (a specialized vitamin powder), and ice–a great morning or midday treat! Read about the benefits of almond milk here.
2. Frozen grapes – Whenever I am craving icecream, frozen grapes are a great treat! They are healthy and sweet, and they taste like mini popsicles!
3. Chia seeds – I have recently discovered these wonderful, completely healthy little seeds!
4. Healthy granola – My favorite is Trader Joe’s cranberry maple nut gluten free granola! It is packed with nuts, flax and sunflower seeds, and gluten free corn granola!
5. Lara bars – I have always counted on granola bars for last minute snacks, and Larabars are the best I have found. They are all natural bars packed with unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices and NOTHING else! They are gluten free, soy free, vegan, kosher, dairy free. And they taste great!
6. Ezekiel Bread – also known as sprouted grain bread. I keep it in the freezer so it lasts longer because it doesn’t have all the preservatives of regular bread. Put it in the toaster and you’re ready to go!
7. Ground turkey – Lighter, leaner and healthier than red meat, I love to keep ground turkey in the fridge to throw into any recipes that call for hamburger meat!
8. Carrot juice – I am not great at eating raw veggies. I can eat cooked vegetables all day, but I have found mixing some carrot juice with my orange juice in the morning is a great way to get some of those nutrients! If I had a juicer (or a vitamix), I would love to juice the carrots on my own, but as a college student, my resources are more limited!
I wanna know what healthy food YOU keep on hand when you want to grab a quick snack! Let me know, and you will be entered to win a CD Collection from Addison Road!