What are your staple healthy foods?
I’ve mentioned before that you need to make a grocery list BEFORE you go to the store.
But each and every week you shouldn’t have to be reinventing your list from scratch.
Actually, the basis of your list should probably stay the same because you should have certain staple foods you buy each and every week.
Because even though some variety keeps your healthy eating routine interesting, too much variation can prevent you from getting into a habit.
And habits are what help you stick with your program and get results.
So while you may want to have a variety of recipes, you want them to include the same staple foods.
These are my 15 Staple Foods. My list includes:
- Grass-fed Beef
- Free Range Chicken
- Tomato Sauce
They are my staple foods because I use them every week…heck every day. They are versatile. They are healthy. They are UNPROCESSED!
That doesn’t mean I use exactly the same recipe every day, but it does mean that I KEEP THINGS SIMPLE by utilizing the same basic ingredients over and over again just in different ways.
Keeping things SIMPLE means less stress (one of the five pillars!) and it makes eating well easier.
The less you force yourself to think and make extra decisions, the easier creating new habits will be.
Plus by having staple foods, you’ve automatically created a basic PLAN for yourself. And when you have a plan you have something to get you toward your goals.
You have something to help you track your progress.
If you are constantly eating different things, you can’t really track what foods are helping or hurting you.
And when you constantly have to think of what to get, you give yourself room to eat badly or deviate from your healthy habits.
Staple foods provide guidelines and they take away the guess-work.
So the question is, “What are your staple foods?”