I am back to share some of my favorite things, but this time it’s what’s in my pantry.
And yes, my pantry always looks this organized! 😉
California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil: this is the only olive oil that I buy. Last year there was some controversy stating that some companies mix their olive oil with other less-healthy oils to save money. I’ve done my research and this is the best one that I’ve found that doesn’t do that.
I usually purchase this at Giant.
Avocado Oil: I went out on a limb and bought this, knowing that avocados are a great source of healthy fat and vitamin E. I mostly use this to drizzle on veggies or to occasionally cook my eggs in.
I purchased this at thrivemarket.com.
Apple Cider Vinegar: so many uses for this awesome product but I mostly use it for making my own salad dressing. I like to mix it with olive oil, oregano, dill, garlic, minced onion, and a little salt. A healthy way to spice up your salad.
Organic Oats: I buy different oats from time-to-time but these are really great for making a quick morning pancake. I mix 1/3 cup oats, 2 eggs, a splash of vanilla extract, some cinnamon, and a little stevia. I then place in a skillet and cook like a pancake. Top with some fresh berries or diced apple. Recently I added a few spoonfuls of pumpkin puree and it was quite delightful. Low carb and high protein!
I bought the ones pictured here at Wegman’s.
Coconut Milk and Thai Curry: I like to keep these on hand for a quick meal. Easy chicken curry recipe- add boneless breasts or thighs to the crock pot. Add 1 cup chicken stock, 1 can coconut milk, 1/2 jar of curry sauce, 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped, 1 tsp. coriander, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1 package of fresh portobello mushrooms. Cook on high for 4 hours. Serve with rice.
Dagoba Cacao powder: In case I want a chocolate fix without the calories. Add a tbsp. or two to hot water with a little stevia for a nice after dinner drink.
Bone Broth Protein: I always have some type