9 Grocery Essentials for the Busy-bees

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Keep these 9 grocery essentials handy!

Mindful eating helps us to keep up with our efforts to stay fit. However, most of bad snacking and unhealthy food intake happens when we are too busy to prepare healthy food for ourselves. By keeping these 9 grocery essentials handy, you’ll save yourself from falling into the trap of unhealthy eating, here’s a look:

1. Eggs

A rich source of lean protein that fills you up besides being pocket friendly; Eggs are super easy to use, eat scrambled eggs for breakfast or top your burger with a fried one.

2. Potatoes

Potatoes have a long shelf life of about 2-3 months and are again easy to use. However, be vary of how you use it, boiled or baked potatoes help in aiding weight loss by not adding the extra calories and keeping you full for long unlike fried or sautéed potatoes.

3. Rolled oats

Oats cut down your cravings and also lower bad cholesterol levels in addition to aiding weight loss. Rolled oats are easily available in the market, be it Masala oats or the sweet ready to eat oats.

4. Pasta Sauce

An incredibly versatile ingredient, pasta sauce can be added to whole wheat pastas or spaghetti or grilled chicken and veggies to whip up a flavorful meal and at the same time it’s a rich source of tomatoes that contain lycopene that protects our body from cancer. But be vary while buying it and make sure you do not buy the extra sugary variant.

5. Bananas

They provide you with instant energy on the go and can be used in a variety of ways like simply eating it raw or adding it to smoothies or morning oatmeal.

6. Nuts

Nuts are a rich source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and thus keep you full for long and can also be eaten to satiate your cravings or be added to salads, smoothies, etc. Next time, you feel like munching, go grab a handful of nuts and you’ll not regret your choice later.

7. Ginger

Fresh ginger helps in aiding digestion and also getting rid of unwanted bloating. You can simple boil it and make yourself an after dinner ginger tea or add it to marinades, salads, etc.

8. Multigrain Bread

Bread can also be a healthy life saver at times. Brown bread or multigrain bread can be used to make healthy grilled sandwiches loaded with veggies or chicken or dishes like bread upma can also be made easily.

9. Lemon

The weight loss enhancing properties of lemon are well known. It can either be used as an ingredient to add flavor to any dish or salad or can be used to make lemon tea to boost your immune system.