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January 14, 2021 | by marzz

Keeping your pantry filled with optimal ingredients

A healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy diet, and a healthy diet is built gradually from birth. The key to a healthy child is a healthy diet. We must remember that today’s child is the adult of tommorrow and by that, a healthy child is a healthy future adult. 

We must provide our children with a healthy diet because they are already aware that nutrition has such an important role.

And yet, how can we be sure that our child's food contains a perfect proportion of 'good' nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fats? How can we protect our child from the invasion of unhealthy foods? And last but not least, how do we make these foods accessible?

The answer is simple, we must keep close the foods that we want to be eaten. 

Is your pantry a place you're scared of? Without realizing it, it gathered a multitude of things that you do not use (implicitly that you give money in vain for) or foods that do you more harm than good? A general cleaning is needed:

  • Discard all foods that are not fresh, have expired, or have no nutritional properties.
  • Always try to keep only the foods you and your children want to eat.
  • Color the drawers with vegetables and fruits!
  • The drawers in your refrigerator or pantry for vegetables and fruits should contain every color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, purple and brown.

Examples: red peppers, apples, tomatoes, oranges, lemons, spinach, cabbage, grapes, mushrooms. Remember that you can replace fresh vegetables or fruits with frozen ones (if you don't have enough space just for fresh ones).

In this way, making fruits and vegetables more accessible, they will certainly be eaten more often.

Preparing tasty and nutritious food and healthy snacks is much easier when you have a well-stocked pantry with the best ingredients. We have made an inventory of the most nutritious foods that we recommend as "indispensable" in any pantry, but our advice is to buy the ingredients that you like and that you would like to choose when it comes to your diet.

Whole grains

Make sure you always have whole foods on hand for hearty and nutritious meals. Choose black rice, wild rice, oatmeal, barley or wheat, brown rice, soy, buckwheat or quinoa. A tip for preparing these foods: let them soak in water overnight before cooking and you will halve their cooking time.

Dairy options: whole milk, different types of cheese, yogurt, sana, kefir, etc.

Nuts and seeds: Make sure you always have nuts and seeds at hand for when you feel like a snack or for any other topping you want to add to your dishes. Choose sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax or hemp seeds and nuts such as almonds, cashews, apricot kernels or pistachios. Don't forget the sweet mixes with dried fruits or protein mixes ideal for breakfast.

Quality protein options: different types of meat (chicken, fish, turkey and pork or beef)

Did you find inspiration for your pantry? Don't forget to choose the ingredients that match your diet and tastes so that you always have something right for you in it. Always choose healthy and tasty food and you will always find inspiration for preparing food in the stock made in your pantry.

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