10 Foods Health Coaches Won't Live Without

10 Foods Health Coaches Won’t Live Without

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A few days ago a friend asked me an awesome question. It made me really think. I even asked the other Health Coaches on my team their thoughts. It was a great thought-producing, conversation-starting question and you may find the answers helpful to your grocery shopping or food prep. Here goes:

If I could only have 10 items in my pantry/refrigerator, what would they be? Here’s my list and why:10 Foods Health Coaches Can't Live Without

  1. Broccoli: another veggie that’s a staple in my house. It’s high in vitamin C and FIBER, plus has multiple nutrients with anti-cancer properties. Also, I feel like I could never get sick of it.
  2. Spinach: jam packed with vitamins and nutrients, spinach is a so versatile. I mix it with my scrambled eggs in the morning, blend in a protein shake in the afternoon, or make salad with it in the evening. It’s also a great source of FIBER, which is key to a healthy digestive system and weight loss.
  3. Zucchini: More veggies please! Zucchinis are another really versatile item. My go-to preparation for them: using my Spirilizer and making zucchini noodles. YUM!
  4. Eggs: my every morning, go-to breakfast. I love ‘em. Scrambled with some spinach. But I also make quiche, mini egg muffins, hard boiled eggs, and egg salad.
  5. Oats: I don’t eat oats every day, but if I was really limited in my grocery items, oats would have to be one.
  6. Ground Turkey: ground turkey is my go-to for anytime I’m not sure what to make for dinner. I make meatballs, burgers, add in a quiche, stuff peppers, or put it over a salad. I feel like I can do a lot with ground turkey quickly & easily.
  7. Protein Powder: when I’m in a rush, protein powder is really helpful to get nutrition instead of skipping a meal. I don’t even need a blender to make a shake. {Check out the brand I use here à TLS Whey Protein Powder}
  8. Black beans: full of fiber, I often mix black beans in with other things. Mix with ground turkey, toss over a salad, or top scrambled eggs to increase fiber amounts.
  9. Frozen berries: Nature’s candy! I eat frozen berries if my sweet tooth kicks in at night.
  10. Multivitamin: it’s so hard to get all your vitamins & nutrients through only food. In fact, it’s near impossible when you include all the environmental factors we face each day. A quality isotonic multivitamin fills in the gaps. {Check out the brand I use here à Multivitamin}

So there’s my list with all my thought-out reasons why. After spending some time creating my list, I wanted to see what my team of other health coaches thought, so I asked them. Here’s what two of them said:

Whitney Carlson: certified health coach & personal trainer, fitness model, hiking enthusiast, owner of He and She Eat Clean & Whitney headshotWhitneyCarlson.com
1. Eggs
2. TLS Protein Powder
3. Oats
4. Chicken Breasts
5. Spinach
6. Asparagus
7. Liquid Egg Whites
8. Coconut Oil
9. Water
10. Supplements

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Kenzie Hettman: owner of HettmanHomestead.com, health coach, model, certified personal trainer, and mom of two
1. A huge variety of seeds and nuts
2. Ground flaxseed
3. Figs and dates
4. Avocados
5. Onions and garlic
6. Oats
7. Fresh fruit
8. Spinach and arugula
9. A variety of beans- kidney beans, black beans, garbanzo beans and white beans
10. Brown rice

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