5 Healthy Foods You Should Stock in Your Fridge

Is your fridge making you fat? It could be. When was the last time you took a look at what’s inside? If your fridge is full of high-fat, highly-processed foods, you can’t expect the pounds to melt off.

Little girl looking at a strawberry

Little girl and strawberry

If you want to lose weight – and get healthier in the process – make sure you stock these five healthy foods in your fridge at all times.

 

  • Soymilk

Soymilk is rich in protein, just as regular cow’s milk is. The difference? Soymilk contains no saturated fat, which not only contributes to weight gain, but can also increase your cholesterol and risk of heart disease. When buying soymilk, read labels and choose the brand with the less added sugar.

  • Whole-Wheat Tortillas

Not only are they better than bread – they’re flatter, so they contain less carbs and calories per serving – but they’re also much more versatile. Add some low-fat cheese, black beans, chopped skinless chicken or a mix of veggies – or whatever else you want – and then roll them up for a quick, healthy meal. The combinations are endless, so you never have to get bored.

  • Berries

Of all fruits, berries – especially blueberries – pack the most nutrients. They’re rich in antioxidants, which keep you young and strong. They’re also lower in sugar than other fruits, making weight loss easier.

  • Eggs

When it comes to protein sources, few things beat eggs. They’re low in calories and rich in choline, a nutrient that helps preserve memory and keeps your brain young. Although the yolk does contain cholesterol, you can opt to exclude it (all the good protein is in the white part, anyway).

  • Cottage Cheese

One of the most versatile dairy products, cottage cheese can be mixed with either salty or sweet ingredients. As a result, you can create a snack, a meal or a dessert using cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is rich in casein, a type of protein that your body is slow to digest. Why is that good? Because you feel fuller for longer, so you end up eating less of other foods.