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Simple Ingredients


How many times have you or someone you know said “we have nothing to eat” and as a result either eat out or order in. To minimize the temptation to eat unhealthy, it’s always a good idea to have simple ingredients at hand. This doesn’t mean you have to eat the same boring food day in, day out. By having a few simple ingredients you can combine them in so many different ways to make tasty, quick, simple and healthy alternatives to take-out or home delivery.

Few ingredients, many options

I created the list below of useful and simple ingredients you can combine differently to make a variety of meals. That being said, you are more than welcome to add or subtract any ingredient based on your liking.

Keep food longer

You can buy meat/fish frozen or fresh, it doesn’t really matter. If you aren’t going to use it in the next day or two I recommend keeping it in the freezer. Last thing you want is to come home to some funky smell realizing the fish in the fridge has gone bad.

Simple Ingredients

Please use this list as a guide and by no means do you have to go out and buy every item on this list.

MEAT AND FISH (FROZEN OR FRESH)

-Chicken breast
-Salmon fillets or other types of fish
-Lean minced beef
-Ground turkey
-Steak
-BBQ chicken (pre-cooked at grocery store)

VEGETABLES

-Broccoli
-Frozen mixed Veggies
-Mushrooms
-Spinach leaves
-Tomato
-Onion
-Garlic

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES

-Brown rice
-Brown pasta
-Quinoa/Bulgur
-Whole Wheat/grain bread/wraps

SEASONING

-Mixed ground pepper
-Sea salt
-Mixed Italian seasoning
-Cayenne pepper
-Cajun seasoning

OTHER

-Pesto
-Whole grain Mustard
-Honey/maple syrup
-Soy sauce
-Eggs
-Almond milk
-Low fat Greek yogurt
-Dry oats
-Feta cheese
-Canned tuna

Recipes

Almost all of my recipes use a few items from the list. Some even use just a combination of what is on the list. Click here to browse my video recipes.

Next time you go shopping be sure to write a list of some simple ingredients you use to help you minimize temptation to eat out or order in.