Instant craving killers: Stocking your kitchen with the right foods is very important when it comes to healthy eating. And today we are going to tell you 5 items that are healthy and that you should have on your kitchen shelf.
These 5 foods are not meant to your dominant food source but these are fine to eat every now & then. Without these simple ready-to-eat & easy-to-cook foods you are most likely going to end up eating junk and waste your money on otherwise overpriced food.
So pay attention!
Each of these 5 food items will offer you a health benefit in one way or the other. So there’s one more reason to have these 5 foods on your kitchen shelf to apart from killing those uninvited cravings!
Peanut butter: Peanut butter is really a must have food on your kitchen shelf. It is a delicious good food that can help make a filling and healthy snack. It is full of protein, healthy fats and vitamins. When you’re craving a snack or you just need anything too much on then a dollop of peanut butter with slices of bread or even roti, make the most delightful snack ever.
If we are going to eat something just out of boredom then it better be something healthy, right
A good peanut butter will not contain vegetable oil, added sugar/salt or preservatives, thickeners, artificial flavors, etc. The real peanut butter that you want to go for should contain only peanuts and at most jaggery (instead of white sugar, which is not good for you).
Nuts: Nuts can be a perfect option when it comes to mindless munching. They can be a perfect alternative to Namkeen snacks and cookies.
Nuts like Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts & Pistachios are high in healthy fats making them super high in calories (but don’t worry they are not empty calories). You get healthy fats like Omega-3 & Omega-6 along with vitamins like B,D & A & essential minerals like Zinc, Magnesium & Calcium.
Grab a handful of them whenever you feel like eating something just out of boredom.
Ready-Made Soups: Soup is probably the best comfort food, wouldn’t you agree? Soups are full of veggies that help you detoxify your body except, obviously, kill those cravings of yours. But making a restaurant style gourmet soup is next to impossible for most of the people. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make soup at home.
All you need is a good quality ready-made soup. There are many flavors available in the market, ranging from Sweet Corn Soup to Hot & Sour and the good old Tomato Soup as well.
Ready-Made soups satiate that craving of yours very well and also help you detoxify your body, plus they are easy to prepare.
So they are definitely worth that space on your kitchen shelf.
Oats: Oats are a perfect snack alternative to the instant noodles we are used to having. It should not be a surprise for you to know that famous instant noodles we love are pure maida, and nothing else. They offer no nutritional value whatsoever.
Whereas, on the flip side. Oats are very low calories, healthy, filling, and nutritious snacks. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
The good thing about oats is that they are very low on calories and they fill you up. So they are a perfect snack option for weight watchers and people who are on a calorie-deficit diet.
Roasted grams: There is hardly any indian out there who wouldn’t have had roasted grams (chana) once in their lifetime. Our moms used to give us those as a snack all the time, right? Well why not, after all they are one of the healthiest snacks you can have. Be it out of boredom or an actual craving, roasted chana are the perfect hunger killers.
Chana, as well known, are healthy legumes and they come with a plethora of health benefits. Chana is rich in healthy carbohydrates (that don’t spike as much insulin as bad carbs do) and they contain a good amount of protein, calcium and vitamins.
Make sure that they are on your grocery list next time and there on your shelf in front of you whenever you feel like eating.
So there you have it. These are the 5 must-have healthy items on your kitchen shelf to satiate those instant hunger cravings.