Friday, July 23, 2010

15 Must-Haves....

I got this list from our Organic magazine we used to read. You don't have to buy organic if you don't want to but a lot of these are great items to always have on hand.

15 Must-haves for your Freezer

Sockeye Salmon
Black Cod Fish Filets
Organic Chicken
Ground Bison Meat
Ground Turkey Meat
Frozen Organic Mixed Berries
Frozen Dark Cherries
Frozen Organic Veggies (spinich, broccoli, and cauliflower)
Whole-Grain Tortillas
Whole-Grain Bread
Whole-Grain Waffles
Organic Ice Cream
Shredded Part-Skim Cheese (cheddar, jack, or mozzarella)

Quick Tip: There's no reason to shy away from the frozen aisle when your favorite farmers' market isn't bursting with options. Fruits and veggies grown for freezing are picked (and packaged right away) at the optimal time of year - and are much better for you than off-season produce, which is often picked before it's ripe and lacks full nutrient potential.

15 Must-haves for your Fridge

Pomegranate or Tart Cherry Juice
Organic Yogurt with live active cultures
Mixed Baby Greens, Arugula, or mache
Nut Butters (peanut, almond, cashew)
Precut Veggies
Basil, Rosemary, Dill, Thyme
Lemons and Limes
Omega-3 Eggs
Sprouted Bread or Tortillas
Maple Syrup

15 Must-haves for your Pantry

Canned Beans (garbanzo, black, pinto, red)
Organic Tomato Sauce and Canned diced Tomatoes
Organic Short Grain instant Brown Rice
Organic Chicken or Veggie Soup Stock
Old-Fashioned or Steel-Cut Oats
70 Percent Cocoa Powder
Hempseeds and Pumpkinseeds
A variety of unsalted nuts
Green and White Tea
Dried Fruits
Dried Mushrooms
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

*We keep our Pumkinseeds and nuts in jars on the counter. In sight means they'll get eatten. Being in the pantry is out of sight outta mind.
*You can also buy your beans in bulk, cook them up and freeze them.

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