The following is a guest post by Cass, a full-time wellness blogger, social media consultant, and brand strategist. You can find Cass' website here.
Summertime can be one of the busiest, yet most fun times of the year. With BBQ’s galore, summer concert series, and all the happy hours you can imagine, summer can also be a really hard time to keep your health on track.
In order to make the most of these warmer months, I’ve put together a list of 10 items to keep in your fridge to make planning healthy meals a breeze.
Spinach can be tossed into so many different dishes for added fiber and greens, or be perfectly fine as a salad by itself. Pro Tip: Place a paper towel in the spinach container/bag once you open it. This will prolong shelf life by absorbing some of the moisture that develops on the leaves.
#2. Nut Milk
Coconut, almond, cashew, and the like, are all great options to have in your fridge. This can be a great substitute for dairy milk, which doesn’t work for a lot of people’s digestive systems. You can also try your hand at making your own! It’s a lot easier than you think.
Kombucha is not only refreshing in those hot summer months, but it’s also a great addition to your daily health routine. The Health-Ade Jalapeño Kiwi flavor just dropped, and it’s the perfect balance of spice and tang. It’s also great paired with vodka or in a white wine spritzer
#4. Sprouted Grains
Don’t fear the grains. If you’re not celiac, grains can actually be a really healthy addition to your diet. Just make sure whatever grains you are choosing are high quality, organic, and sprouted – meaning they are soaked beforehand, which makes them easier on your digestive system.
Fresh cauliflower is another one of those vegetables that can be made into so many different healthy dishes. Try making cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower rice, or throwing some frozen chunks into a smoothie. It will change your life!
#6. Farm-Fresh Eggs
Eggs are a great source of healthy fats and lean protein. Just make sure your eggs are coming straight from a farm in order to avoid any added hormones or in-humane treatment.
#7. Ripe Avocados
Who doesn’t love avocados? But, the reason I listed them here is because ripe avocados should be kept in the fridge in order to prolong shelf life. There’s a very small window of opportunity to eat a perfectly ripe avocado, so make it last longer!
#8. Cut Up Fruit
Summer fruits such as pineapple, melons, berries, and mangos are great items to have on hand for a healthy snack or to cure that sweet tooth. Keeping them cut up in the fridge will make your life a whole lot easier.
This is for all of my sugar lovers out there. Next time that sugar craving hits, grab a fresh date. Feeling adventurous? Smear some peanut butter on one. It tastes like a PB&J cookie.
Salsa is a great low-cal option for people who can’t steer away from the chips and dip. Try dipping fresh cut cucumbers or zucchini in some salsa next time your wanting that crunch and spice.
What else do you keep stocked din your fridge? Let us know in the comments below!
After losing a parent in 2013, Cass began blogging as a way to express her stress and emotions. Little did she know, this online outlet would open up a whole new world of opportunities as well as an exciting and meaningful career path in the digital space.
Cass is now a full-time wellness blogger, social media consultant, and brand strategists who specializes in developing authentic communities both online and off. When she’s not trail running down a mountain or grabbing a drink with a friend, you can find Cass tucked away in her Bozeman home, sipping her Cayenne Cleanse, and writing about all things real, relatable, and healthy.
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