When money is short, and the cupboards are bare, you can still live healthy, salt, sugar, fat and calories beware, whether help comes through a food bank, or family, agency or a friend, God wants us fit and healthy, let nutrition win in the end.
Non- Perishable Healthy Eating Cupboard Essentials
Canned vegetables – carrots, peas, mixed vegetables, sweetcorn, tomatoes and tomato puree. Canned vegetables count towards your 5-A-DAY and are often cheaper than fresh whilst still providing similar nutritional value to fresh vegetables. If you have a dented or bulging can, throw it away!
Canned fish – mackerel, pilchards, salmon and sardines are cheaper than fresh fish, far easier to store and an excellent protein source.
Grains and cereals – wholemeal pasta, wholegrain rice, couscous, noodles and oats provide slow releasing energy.
Herbs and Spices – chilli powder, curry powder, mixed herbs, mixed spice and black pepper. By using herbs and spices you can add more flavour to food rather than adding salt.
Pulses – beans, chickpeas and lentils good sources of protein which are perfect for adding to a curry, chilli or bulking out a dish.
Snacks – dried fruit, nuts, seeds and canned fruit. As well as being healthy snacks these items can be added to your breakfast and dishes such as couscous, salads and stir fries.
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