Kitchen/Pantry Staples

If you had asked me a month ago what my grocery store staples were, the list would have been very different to what it is now. I have always eaten pretty healthily… or so I thought. Did you know that when you eat fat free items, often times there is a lot of added sugar in the item to make it taste better? Apparently, when ingredients are listed, they are listed by weight… so that means that if sugar is the second or third ingredient, there’s a whole lot of it in the item you’re eating. Ewww. I switched to clean eating 3 and a half weeks ago and I haven’t looked back.

Clean eating is many different things to different people. I buy items that (when packaged) only have 6 ingredients or less. This can prove difficult at times, but it’s totally worth it. I feel better, I’m less bloated, and I am losing weight. My body knows how to process everything in the items that I’m eating. That’s not how it works if I eat something with Yellow Number 5.

Back to the staples. My new list of staples would be something like this:

Fresh vegetables, fruit, almond butter, honey, old fashioned oats, coconut oil, greek yogurt, quinoa, whole milk cheese and sour cream…….. the list goes on. My previous “healthy” list would have included the fruits and veggies, but also had fiber bars, Special K bars, and reduced fat and 100 Calorie pack everything. How times have changed… Keep watching for my next post about my favorite granola bar recipe!