My Diet Staples

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone kicked off their week happily and smoothly. As much as the world dreads Mondays, I like to look at it as a fresh start – a new week to set goals, do something differently, be better than you were last week.

I had a great Monday! It was such a beautiful day, summer is almost here! So to take advantage of the gorgeous weather I went on a hike around a big, beautiful lake. It was so energizing and rejuvenating to spend the day outdoors enjoying nature and the warm sunshine. If you don’t make a point to spend at least a little bit of time outdoors enjoying nature every day I highly recommend it – so good for the soul.

After hiking, an iced coffee with a splash of almond milk was calling my name. The perfect way to end a great afternoon. Although I am enjoying my time off, the unemployed life is starting to catch up to me. This chick is broke. But we won’t dwell on that right now.

Being a dietetics student, I wanted to write a post about my own healthy diet staples that I frequently enjoy. I hope by sharing what I eat it may inspire some to try out some of the delicious, healthy foods that I love and show readers that eating well is really very simple & easy.

So, here you go!

My Diet Staples:

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Vegetables: spinach, romaine lettuce, baby carrots, cucumber, celery, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, brussel sprouts, string beans, asparagus, broccoli, sweet potato & sugar snap peas

Fruits: apples, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, avocado, berries, lemons, limes, grapes, pineapple, mango and kiwi

Grains: sprouted whole grain breads, whole grain pasta, brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pitas and wraps, oats and homemade granola.

Dairy & Alternatives: yogurt, cottage cheese, milk, almond milk, cheese (I LOVE cheese).

Meat & Alternatives: I don’t eat meat very often. I probably eat it around twice a week and I also enjoy fish & shellfish and if I do eat meat it is typically likely lean meat like chicken. Mind you I will enjoy a burger on occasion. Typically for protein I enjoy nuts, nut butter (BIG favourite here), eggs, egg whites, plant-based protein powder and legumes such as beans, chickpeas and lentils.

Some other things that I frequently enjoy: tea (I have quite the tea collection), coffee, chia seeds, flax seed, unsweetened dried fruits, unsweetened coconut, dark chocolate & stevia*.

* I’ve recently started using stevia to sweeten things like greek yogurt, coffee and baked goods. Although stevia is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener, I try to only use it occasionally and not on a daily basis because I would rather have my taste buds trained to enjoy the flavours of my foods without any sweetening whatsoever rather than craving more sweetness.

So there you are. My diet staples! I do eat other things, but these are the foods that I most frequently eat. I hope this helped guide you on how you should be fuelling your body. Be kind to your body and choose fresh produce, low-fat dairy products such as milk and yogurt, whole grains, vegetable proteins and if you eat meat choose lean meats/red meat in moderation.

Remember, this is a new week to improve yourself and achieve new goals. Be good to yourself & be good to others!

Bye for now,

Hannah

 

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One thought on “My Diet Staples

  1. Great job, Han! Learn something new about you all the time. Your talents are many.
    Love YOUR kitchen too! LOL
    Cheers,
    The unbalanced father.

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