JecaFIT's Healthy Staples
Some people like being told exactly what to eat for every meal every day when on a specific program. I find the idea constricting, causing me anxiety about eating rather than enjoying the experience. I love having the freedom of choosing from various healthy options throughout my day depending on what flavor profiles I’m in the mood for! I’ve since documented these healthy staples that I alternate between from day to day to keep myself on track and worry-free without feeling deprived. My goal in providing this list is to give you this same sense of freedom within a lifestyle
of healthy choices!
Spaghetti Squash is a HUGE staple of mine. Chop in half, remove seeds, place middle-sides-down on a baking sheet, poke holes in skin, bake in oven on 350' for 60 mins. Rake out with fork and put anything over it! It acts as spaghetti without all the carbs and calories!
Sweet Potatoes are EVERYTHING! They're a huge source of Vitamin A and lower-carb than white potatoes. I use them for baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries, in curry, in soup, stuff them for one of my favorite vegan dishes, or used as an easy side-dish!
AVOCADOS are heavenly additions to any savory meal (and even to sweet fruit smoothies)! I often mix them with eggs, mash them on toast, and chop into a salt-free guacamole. Avocados are nutrient dense, containing nearly 20 vitamins & minerals!
Dates are a natural source of sugar and thus a healthy substitute for refined sugar in many dessert recipes, including these Raw Brownie Bites! Along with being incredibly tasty, they're a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.
Fish is delish and super easy to prepare! Grab a whole fish like Porgy, Sea Bass, or Flounder, season with pepper and lemon, and bake in the oven for a delicious main course packed with protein for your body and Omega-3 fatty acids for your brain!