By Scott Shimberg
Especially for people who work from home, the refrigerator is an extremely tempting monster in the kitchen. It’s mid-morning and you feel as though your breakfast was yesterday. Your tummy is growling and begging to be fed. Or perhaps the late night news is on and you simply want a little something to hold you over til the morning. It’s inviting to grab the sugar-laced stuff, however if you have good, nutritious choices in the fridge, then you won’t find yourself 5 pounds heaver in three months.
We are providing you a list of 10 great foods to keep in your fridge. Stock these foods and you will always be ready to have a delicious, guilt-free snack.
10. Edamame – snack on steamed edamame that are full of iron, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. It is a Japanese soybean that has a great nutty flavor. You can find it fresh in the seafood section or in the frozen section already shelled.
9. Cottage Cheese – this delicious snack is loaded with casein, a protein that keeps you feeling full for a longer time of time. On it’s own, or combine it with fresh fruit for a little bit of sweetness, or almonds for a nice crunch.
8. Peanut Butter – not likely in the fridge, however an excellent, healthier snack. It is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and folate, a B vitamin. However don’t buy the processed kind off the shelf, buy the fresh kind in your deli department – they literally put the roasted peanuts through a grinder, zero preservatives or additives.
7. Almonds – a handful of raw almonds offer a wholesome alternative to greasy, crunchy snacks like potato chips and crackers). Keep them in the fridge to prevent its natural oils from oxidation.
6. Milk – be sure you have low-fat or non-fat milk in the fridge. A small glass of milk is very comforting and one 8 ounce glass per day helps to provide your daily dose of calcium. A lot better for you as compared to that scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt.
5. Eggs – whether you like to whip up a quick scramble or eat them hard-boiled – always keep eggs on hand. We always have a half dozen hard-boiled eggs in the fridge – remove the yolk and fill it with hummus for a delicious, well-rounded snack.
4. Miso – this may be an unexpected item to store in your fridge, but you’ll get tons of use from it. Simply mix it with hot water and it dissolves into a tasty soup. Be sure to choose a low-sodium kind.
3. Bananas – they are rich in potassium and fiber, necessary nutrients for your daily living. Always good on their own, but enjoy with peanut butter or in your oatmeal for an even more filling snack.
2. Homemade Kale Chips – so easy to do, and a terrific snack to have around: 1. Preheat oven to 375F; 2. Wash 2 bunches of kale, remove the stems, tear into small pieces; 3. Toss with 2 tsp olive oil and spread on baking sheet; 4. Salt lightly; 5. Bake until crisp and slightly golden around sides (10 minutes).
1. Hummus – an easy go to already prepared in your deli section. As its popularity grows, so do the varieties. Be smart – don’t mix with crackers or chips, enjoy it with sliced veggies or in a hard-boiled egg as described above.
Hope this will help you in maintaining a healthy you! If you found this story helpful, feel free to share with others.
About the Author:
Scott & Heidi Shimberg are Serial Entrepreneurs who are actively studying business opportunities in the online/offline marketplace. Visit their website