When weight loss clients come to me for online coaching I teach them how to make their own decisions about what to eat but inevitably they want to know what to eat right away! Here are some of the foods I recommend...
1 - Leafy Greens
A mix of green/purple leaves that I can make the bed of a salad, add into smoothies, mix in with some eggs - really versatile and an easy way to get a vegetable serving in. They are high in vitamins and minerals with a little fiber too!
2 - Eggs
Such an easy protein and healthy fat source! Scrambled for breakfast or boiled eggs on a salad at lunch, low prep but high nutrition. Just make sure they are from pasteur grazing free range chickens, it's worth it to pay a little more.
3 - Avocados
Healthy fats, tons of vitamins and minerals and a great source of fiber too. This is one super food I eat all the time. Avocado can complement meals at any time of day, or throw it in a smoothie to add texture and nutrients.
4 - Whole Grain Bread
So many people are afraid of bread and the carbs and gluten that come with it, but not me! I like to bake my own or use Dave's Killer Bread. Anything thats whole grain and packed with seeds and different grain flours is fine by me!
5 - Berries
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and so sweet! Berries are natures dessert and I love having them with everything, parfaits, salads, smoothies, ice cream, pancakes. You name it, I'll put some berries on it!
6 - Wild Caught Salmon
Emphasis on the wild caught! Salmon can be a great source of protein and healthy fats, but just like eggs, it's worth spending a little more for quality fish. Wild salmon feed off the plankton and seaweed which are loaded with omega 3's. If you eat farmed salmon you're missing out on these nutrients!
7 - Almonds
A great hunger curbing snack. Almonds and other nuts are a go to for me, especially when I know I have a busy day ahead!
8 - Chia Seeds
An easy way to add a punch of nutrients to any meal, snack or smoothie. 1 Tbsp is all you need to get a little more healthy fats and fiber!
9 - Apples
I take the 'an apple a day' saying very literally! Mainly because I think they are delicious but also they are really easy to throw in a bag (with the next item too) and have as a snack anywhere!
10 - Nut Butter
I never really ate peanut butter until I came to America but now I think i'm officially addicted. Packed with nutrients and with so many nut butter varieties now its hard to go wrong. Just make sure you are choosing one that is just nuts and salt. You don't need any added sugar or fat.
Whats in your kitchen?! Anything you can't live without or are easy go-to's? I'd love to know!