You need to be organised, we spend so much time organising all aspects of our lives but for some reason we never give our kitchen choices much thought. Eating real food and good home cooking is so beneficial to your health and well being so print this shopping list and follow the tips and it is the perfect start to eating well.
Staples and Condiments.
Coconut oil, (try getting the one with MCT in it.)
A good quality olive oil
Apple cider vinegar (from the mother)
Tamari ( a healthier version of soy sauce)
Curry paste, red or green
Oat milk or any plant based milk of your choice.
Mustard – Whole grain and French
Chick peas (preferably organic) (either canned or packet)
Grains and pasta
Rice (whole grain, red or wild)(Basmati)
Gluten free pasta
Ground Cumin, Cinnamon, Coriander, turmeric, nutmeg, ginger
Onion flakes or powder
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Vegetable stock cubes (soon it will be home made but as a back up.)
Cans of organic tomatoes
Oats, (gluten free)
Plant based milk
Raw cacao powder
Freezer (ideal for smoothies)
Forrest fruits (frozen too)
Some fish of your choice (ideally fresh such as salmon and sea bass.)
Stock up on some glass jars to organise your spices which in the long run makes it easier when cooking.
Some plastic or glass boxes are also good to stack your fridge with leftovers and what you wish to freeze. Freezer bags are ideal too.
Once home and if time permits, wash your spinach and kale, dry them remove stalk and stems and freeze them. Repeat the same for the forest fruits and store them together on your freezer shelf so you can make a quick smoothie.
Get a baking tray, add some oil, wash, peel and and chop some carrots, sweet potato and parsnips, add some olive oil, seasoning and some dried herbs say sage and oregano and roast them to have handy. You can then grill a piece of fish to have a quick meal.
Boil or poach two eggs to have handy for a quick salad, wrap etc and make some quinoa. At least you have a few ingredients to make a quick meal.