If you’re a health blogger you’ll know that when it comes to eating well, being prepared with the right ingredients in the fridge can turn your eating habits around for the better. Having the right cooking equipment can be extremely helpful too.
You’ll need a good pair of electronic weighing scales to help you portion up meals and a fridge with flexible space to help you store all your fresh ingredients. A Fisher & Paykel fridge has the added bonus of an ice dispenser, so cooling your drinks couldn’t be easier. Here are just some food staples every health blogger should have in their fridge – ready for their next post or instagram shot and to ensure you’re eating well, always.
Being organised will transform your eating habits dramatically. Prepare a large salad for you to dip into throughout the week. This will help you refrain from picking up the snacks when you’re strapped for time. Fill your salad bowl with fresh greens such as spinach, celery, cucumber, watercress, radish and peppers. Keeping the salad dry, without dressings will help it last longer. The same principle can work well for fruit salads too. Chop up strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, apple and pears. Adding a squeeze of lemon will help stop the fruit from browning.
A healthy fridge will have lots of protein, fresh seasonings and green vegetables. Stock your fridge with organic eggs and lean meats and try to pre-prepare meats, such as marinating chicken and low fat tofu with seasonings – then leave ready to eat in your fridge. This will help give you a protein kick when you’re peckish, but it will also save time with meal planning.
Low-fat Greek yoghurt
Low-fat natural yoghurt is a great staple for any foodie. It’s classed as a good bacterium which can help aid the digestive tract. Yoghurt is also rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins.
As well as being a great breakfast with oats and berries, yoghurt can be added to a variety meals. From dips, to sauces, using yoghurt to get a creamy texture in things like kormas, madras and spicy chilli is a much healthier option than real cream.
Plant based milks
Whether you prefer soy, hemp, rice or a nuttier taste, plant based milks are all the rage with health bloggers. Obviously the benefits of these milk alternatives will vary depending on how it’s made, but generally, plant based milks are lower in sugar and higher in calcium. Typically, plant based milks contain more natural ingredients and are free from added preservatives. This will help your body digest food more easily than cows milk.
Homemade ice tea
Green tea is a low sugar alternative to fizzy drinks and most fruit juices. Most green teas are full of natural antioxidants which makes it beneficial in a balanced diet. Make a pitcher of this delicious drink by brewing a pan of green tea, adding in more tea bags depending on your preferred strength, then simmer and let cool. Transfer to a jug and add fruits high in antioxidant, such as blueberries and pomegranates. Cool in your fridge until you’re ready to drink, pour over ice and enjoy.
As a health blogger, these foods are essential to keep in your fridge to ensure you’re living a healthy lifestyle and promoting high quality recipes filled with the very best ingredients.