Part of staying on track with your nutrition program is having healthy, easy, ready-to-eat foods you can throw together at a moment’s notice. This goes for nutrition-filled snacks as well.

One way to set yourself up for nutrition success is first and foremost, ridding your kitchen of all unhealthy foods and snacks. No cheating… this includes the fridge, freezer and pantry!
healthy pantry
Next, go shopping and stock up on these healthy essentials: frozen vegetables and fruits, canned beans, tuna, salmon and tomatoes, pre-cooked grilled chicken breast, bags of salad greens, whole grain tortillas and pasta, lentils, olive oil, and oatmeal. If you always keep items such as these at arms-length, it will be much easier to prepare a quick, health-filled meal such as green salad with chicken and chick peas, or a whole grain wrap with plenty of protein and veggies.

This method of stocking your kitchen with convenient foods will also keep you from hitting the drive through on your way home or ordering unhealthy take-out.

As far as snacks, portion control is key. Purchase bags of whole, raw nuts, some natural raisins, blueberries or cranberries. Break into handful servings by pouring equal amount nuts and dried fruit into small size snack bags.

When hunger strikes between meals, grab a snack bag and enjoy. To keep nuts fresh, keep them in the fridge or freezer.

Our nutrionist here at My House Fitness of Allen is a terrific help in guiding you to proper nutrition.