Sample Checklist for Restocking Your Pantry
There is no better place to start addressing your nutrition needs than in your pantry. Stocking it with meal essentials can help you to build more nutritious meals and choose healthier snacks. Get ready for healthy eating habits in 2014 by including the following pantry building blocks on your grocery list:
- diced tomatoes
- green beans
- marinara sauce (only tomatoes and herbs/spices on the ingredient list)
- black olives
- sun-dried tomatoes
- mandarin oranges
- dried fruits
- pine nuts
- chia seeds
- natural/organic peanut butter, or other nut butter
- black beans
- cannellini beans/white beans
- kidney beans
- garbanzo beans/chickpeas
- canned salmon
- canned tuna
- canned sardines
- brown rice
- whole-grain cereal, low-sugar (such as Cheerios)
- dried garlic
- curry powder
- dried parsley
- dried oregano
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- reduced-sodium chicken broth
Mix these spices to add a cultural flair to any dish. You can use them as marinades for proteins or add them to whole grains for a tasty side dish
Indian. 1 t dried garlic + 1 t dried onion + 1 t curry powder + 1 t cinnamon +2 T olive oil
Asian. 1 t dried garlic + 2 bunches scallions + 1 T sesame seeds + 1 t dried ginger + ½ C soy sauce
Italian. 1 t garlic + 1 t dried basil + 1 t dried parsley + 1 t dried oregano + ½ C marinara sauce
Middle Eastern. 1 t ground dried garlic + 1 t dried onion + ¼ C fresh mint + 1 t ground cumin + pinch saffron + lemon juice + ¼ C plain nonfat yogurt
Mexican. 1 t cumin + 1 t dried onion + 1 t dried oregano + ½ C fresh cilantro + 2 T olive oil
To read the full article from the November 2013 issue of IDEA Food and Nutrition Tips click here.
For the latest research, statistics, sample classes, and more, "Like" IDEA on Facebook here.
© 2015 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
IDEA Newsletter Sign-up
|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.