Having a well-stocked kitchen can definitely help you weather any emergencies big or small, from a global pandemic lockdown to simply having no time to get fresh groceries for dinner tonight. But a well-stock pantry does not mean you have to give up on healthy eating. Plan ahead with a healthy non-perishable food list and enjoyable recipes that you can whip up even on a busy weeknight. A kitchen pantry with a variety of non-perishable food items is truly a more exciting one!
On the hunt for creative ways to add immune-boosting superfoods to your diet? Here is an amazing super immune-boosting blend that you can use in both savory and sweet preparations from salad dressings to stir-fry and sauces to teas and smoothies. This immune-boosting blend contains a powerhouse ingredient – horseradish. It also contains other active compounds that give it its blood cleansing and diuretic abilities. This is definitely an immune booster not to be missed!
Whether you are feeling a little under the weather or not, a cup of warm calming herbal tea is always a good way to comfort yourself. Herbs have been used as medicine for centuries for good reasons. They contain powerful plant compounds with potent antiviral properties that can help your body fight off viral infections. This antiviral tea contains herbs that are well known for their medicinal properties. Here’s one more way to enjoy the fragrance of these wonderful herbs while reaping their powerful virus-fighting benefits.
Have that chocolate craving? Try this delicious, guilt-free, chocolate hazelnut bliss recipe. It won’t disappoint you! Fortunately, for us chocolate lovers, dark chocolate is a superfood and has many surprising health benefits such as antioxidants and more. Every bite is filled with a bittersweet deep chocolate-rich flavor that lingers on your palate begging for the next bite. The star of these heart-shaped treats is the hazelnut crunch that permeates in your mouth with every piece. What’s not to love?
Can I literally call this recipe the new-age chai latte? This is a dairy-free, caffeine-free and refined sugar-free chai latte recipe. Chai tea is a rich, spicy and aromatic drink that has in the last decade captured a lot of loyal tea drinking fans. There are many different variations of chai tea on the market but the classic chai tea is usually a blend of black tea with cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and ginger. Black tea is the base of chai tea and is very rich in powerful antioxidants. Instead of using dairy milk, I opted to use almond butter.
This recipe pairs Brussels sprouts with small bay scallops and honey to help balance and take off the occasional slight bitter taste in Brussels sprouts. They are like mini cabbages and are extremely nutritious. Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and an excellent source of fiber. They have been found to have anti-cancer properties and cholesterol-lowering capabilities when consumed on a regular basis. They taste exceptionally nice when they are in season. You will not regret spending the time to make it.
Matcha powder is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Matcha powder is also very rich in fiber, chlorophyll and a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be. Enjoy warmed or chilled!
How about a mood-boosting and nutritious breakfast to start your day? Blueberries are so small but are packed with so much goodness. They are not too sweet but so flavorful that you can easily end up eating a whole pint without noticing it. Blueberries contain a ton of water and dietary fiber which when consumed on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthy digestive tract. Bananas are also nutrient powerhouses. They are very rich in potassium and can help to keep your blood pressure in check. Yummy!
Comfort food has never been healthier and easier. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to put this recipe together and voila! This Salmon Quinoa Buddha bowl has been my go-to “fast food” since I started paying more attention to what I eat for better health. This Salmon Quinoa bowl is packed with healthy protein from both the salmon and the quinoa and is definitely a complete meal with lots of vegetables and complex carbohydrates from the quinoa grain. This recipe is also very forgiving for a novice in the kitchen!
This Salad in a Mason Jar is so nutritious and chock-full with loads of antioxidants and vitamins like B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Like most vegetables and fruits, it is very low in calories and packed with essential dietary fiber that should be included as part of your healthy daily diet. All these vegetables contain tons of nutrients that are vital for optimal health. Serving this salad in a jar makes it oh so portable for a healthy meal or snack on-the-go! Best of all, no messy chopping and no clean up!