A leading dietitian has revealed the foods she keeps in her pantry, and the items you need to add to your shopping list to stay healthy all year round.
Rebecca Gawthorne, 31, from Sydney, said it’s far easier to eat healthily when both your fridge and pantry are well-organised, as you know what you have to make delicious meals and you aren’t as tempted to order takeaway or unhealthy food.
‘Recently I cleaned and re-organised my fridge and pantry and wow do I feel better,’ Rebecca posted on Instagram.
A leading dietitian has revealed the foods she keeps in her pantry, and the foods you need to add to your shopping list to stay healthy all year round (Rebecca Gawthorne pictured)
Rebecca Gawthorne, 31, from Sydney, said it’s far easier to eat healthily when both your fridge and pantry are well-organised (her pantry pictured)
What are the foods to add to your shopping list?
• Tinned lentils & beans
• Frozen veggies
• Tinned fish
• Plain rolled oats
• Dried Fruit
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Soy milk
Source: Rebecca Gawthorne
The dietitian explained there are a few things she always makes sure she has in stock in her kitchen cupboards, including tins of lentils and beans such as kidney beans, chickpeas, black and baked beans.
Rebecca also said having things like tinned salmon, sardines and tuna mean she can always whip up a quick salad if she’s in a rush and needs something healthy.
‘I keep a lot of nuts and seeds, including cashews, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds and flaxseeds,’ Rebecca said.
She also has plenty of wholegrains in the form of oats, wholemeal pasta, brown rice, psyllium, quinoa and cereals such as muesli or Weetbix.
‘I keep cooking and flavour stuff like extra Virgin olive oil, spices, dried herbs, tomato paste, tinned tomatoes, sauces, mustard, pickles, sushi paper and rice paper,’ Rebecca said.
For snacks, she has dried fruits, plant-based protein powders, nut butters and soy milk for her smoothies.
‘Finally, my staples include potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic,’ Rebecca said.
The dietitian said there are a few things she buys on repeat, including soy milk, dried fruits like figs, salmon, lentils and tinned tuna (her shopping trolley pictured)
The 31-year-old (pictured) said plates should be half-filled with a mixture of different coloured vegetables packed with vitamins a which form the basis of a well-balanced, nutritious diet
Previously, Rebecca shared how you should perfectly portion your plate for good health.
The 31-year-old said plates should be half-filled with a mixture of different coloured vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals which form the basis of a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
She said the other half should be split evenly between ‘slow-burning’ carbs like rice, pasta or potato, and protein like meat, fish, eggs or beans.
Carbs should be roughly the size of your clenched fist while protein should match the size of your palm (pictured)
Carbs should be roughly the size of your clenched fist while protein should match the size of your palm.
The meal should be seasoned with one or two tablespoons of healthy fats like cheese, avocado, nuts or seeds.
‘With this type of portion plate, I still recommend listening to your hunger and fullness levels while you’re eating,’ Rebecca said.
‘It’s just a great place to start.’