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5 V & GF Staple Foods

Are you a foodie? I know I am. A vegan, gluten-free foodie at that.

I am going to share with you my 5 must have foods to have in your house at all times. You will always find these 5 foods in my kitchen. Can anyone guess what they are??? No, not ice cream, not chocolate. Guess again.

CHOCOLATE SOY MILK

BOB’S RED MILL ROLLED OATS

PEANUT BUTTER

BEANS

RICE

I’m sure there’s more, like bananas. Bananas are also a fruit that I always have in my kitchen but were only going to focus on the 5 foods I listed above.

Chocolate soy milk is my favourite milk to drink. I sometimes drink it with my breakfast, I always have a glass of it as a snack but its main purpose for me is that I mix my protein powder in it after my runs. It makes an awesome recovery drink.

Health benefits :

    • good source of protein
    • good source of Vitamin A & B-12
    • good source of potassium & isoflavone
    • some also contain Vitamin D & has more calcium

OATS. They are the MUST have in your pantry. You can make so many things with them. Oatmeal, energy bites, cookies & the list keeps going. Some oats may contain traces of gluten so I have the solution for you. Bob’s Red Mill are the ones to buy. This company is a life saver for all my celiac friends.

Health benefits :

  • reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • lower risk of colorectal cancer
  • lowers blood pressure
  • aids in digestion & obesity
  • high level of antioxidants
  • contains dietary fiber
  • high levels of minerals

Lets talk peanut butter. OMG, I could probably put it on everything. Well maybe not everything but almost everything. It’s so good on toast, in my oatmeal, in all kinds of baking recipes & whatever else you can think of. It’s a must have in my pantry. I don’t tend to buy the Kraft one but if it’s all I have, I’ll use it but my go-to is the one from my local health food store. If you can find one without all the extra oil in it, no worries.

Health benefits :

  • contains fiber
  • contains protein
  • contains plenty of antioxidants
  • can reduce the rink of having diabetes & heart disease

“Beans, beans, the magical fruit the more you eat, the more you toot” 

I just had to put a part of this song in. It’s too cute not too. Farting isn’t fun, its kind of embarrassing but beans are so good for you. You shouldn’t stop eating them because it gives you a little more gas than usual.

Health benefits :

  • good protein source
  • contains several vital nutrients
  • high in antioxidants
  • better heart health
  • reduces risk of cancer
  • can prevent diabetes
  • preventing a fatty liver
  • helps to control appetite
  • improves gut health

Last but not least, lets talk rice. Rice is the perfect side to any meal. Basmati is my absolute favourite but I do like all different kinds. It’s so versatile, you can make a curry or even pair it with tofu & veggies. It makes for a great starch.

Health benefits :

  • good heart health
  • aids digestion
  • perfect for gluten-free diets
  • gives you energy
  • lowers cholesterol
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps manage your weight

I hope you go out and try one of these 5 foods, if you haven’t already. Maybe some of these are your staple foods also.

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