Today on FOX Denver, I shared ways to stay healthy at home and what to stock up on next time you are at the grocery store.
Besides stocking up on canned and frozen, consider fresh options that last like winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples! Autumn Glory Apples are a cross between a Fuji and Golden Delicious so they are sweet and firm with hints of cinnamon and caramel Apples are a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immune health, and fiber, which helps us feel full.
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My next tip is to have versatile cooking staples on hand like flavorful spices and a high-heat cooking oil. I like Cocavo because it has a smoke-point of 400 F, it’s a blend of extra virgin coconut and avocado oil and you can find at Walmart. Plus coconut oil contains lauric acid which research suggests may have antiviral properties and support immune health.
Choose snacks with staying power that contain protein, fiber and healthy fats. Examples include roasted chickpeas, popcorn or nut butter protein bars these are small batch bars by Bobo’s – they come in four flavors on Amazon and at Whole Foods. Each bar is packed with 10-11 grams of plant-based protein from almond or peanut butter and sweetened organic honey.
GOODTO GO can also fit into your low carb lifestyle. They are a brand new line of snack bars that have low net carbs (3-4 net carbs per bar), just a hint of sugar (1-2 grams/bar), 5-6 grams of protein and 12-14 grams of healthy fats. They are soft-baked with a cake-like texture and are made with real organic ingredients. Plus they are vegan, gluten free and non-GMO.
Finally use what you have to build healthy balanced meals at home by combining protein, produce and a whole grain – get creative. And if you are a wine lover, prosecco is a lower calorie options My favorite is the Zonin Prosecco, because its super fresh, made with soft pressed glera grapes bottled every 45 days for freshness and it goes with everything but especially easter brunch.