There are certain kitchen staples and meal ingredients that are so versatile, you should always have them stocked in your kitchen. Let’s take a look at five yummy examples that promote a healthy lifestyle and delicious meals and snacks!
It’s certainly not hard to understand why many people would argue that bananas are one of the most versatile fruits out there. Indeed, they can be used in pretty much every meal of the day. Chop one up and mix it with a thick Greek yoghurt and some local honey for breakfast, for example. Bake a banana bread for lunchtime dessert. Bananas also work as a perfect base ingredients for a number of drinks. Go healthy with a banana, soya milk and strawberries smoothie for breakfast, with some chia seeds. Or go for a slightly naughty treat of a healthy milkshake. Make it wil almond milk, bananas and a spoonful of organic peanut butter.
If you’re a coffee drinker already, there isn’t much need to explain why you need coffee in your kitchen. There is nothing worse than a morning without your fix. Realising you don’t have any in your cupboards is a disaster. What you need to know, then, is how you can make sure this never happens. Or never happens again, at least! Consider signing up for a coffee delivery by Perk Coffee. That means you know you’ll never get caught short!
Pistachios are a fantastic snack by themselves, and great to pop out on the side when you have guests or friends visiting. But they’re also the kind of nut that can be used to add some intrigue to a number of dishes. Throw some into a sweet curry, for example; Almonds aren’t the only nuts who should get to do this! Pistachios make brilliant ingredients if you want to add a bit of crunch and sweetness to breakfast oatmeal. They’re also great sprinkled on salads!
While you may think that pantry essentials are things like salt, pepper and olive oil, you need to add another to that list. Coconut oil. This is both lighter and healthier than many alternative oils. It is great at adding sweetness into meals and puddings, a healthier alternative than sugar for sure. That’s not to mention all of the benefits and uses of coconut oil in your beauty regime. You can turn it into a body scrub, or try out oil pulling for a couple of weeks to see how you like it! Coconut oil also has loads of other uses- you may be surprised just how comprehensive the lists are. In fact, this article lists a whopping 107 uses!
What would do without eggs? This is one ingredient that acts as one of the main parts of many meals base ingredients. Yet it is also a fantastic standalone item. Scrambling up with a dash of salt, pepper, butter and milk makes a delicious and healthy breakfast. Having them in means you can always satisfy any cooking or baking cravings that come your way!