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10 things every nutritionist has in their fridge

  1. Eggs. Eggs are a filling, natural, high protein, heart-healthy snack that keeps you feeling full (satiated) until your next meal. They stop you rifling through the cupboards looking for sugary or salty snacks. Try organic free range eggs for a nutrient dense burst of health.
  2. Fermented foods. Fermented foods are vital for maintaining a healthy gut and gut flora (good bacteria). Yoghurt and kefir are firm nutritional favourites as they provide a range of beneficial bacteria. Saurkraut and Korean Kimchi are other options.
  3. Leafy greens. It is all about the dark leafy greens, like spinach and kale. Kale is anti-inflammatrory, full of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, fiber, and calcium. Spinach is loaded with eye-healthy lutein and is also a great source of omega-3s, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B, C, and E. Copy a nutritionist and add dark greens to your morning smoothie.
  4. Hummous. Hummous is a super versatile food. Use it in a salad instead of mayonnaise, on a baked potato instead of butter, and even in pasta sauce to make it creamy. It makes a healthy snack if you have it with crudites.
  5. Ground flaxseed/linseed. One of the best sources of the plant version of omega-3s, vital for weight loss. Linseeds also contain lignans, a plant chemical similar to estrogen that is thought to protect against breast cancer. Simply grind it in a coffee grinder and sprinkle over your porridge or yoghurt.
  6. Wild salmon. Salmon is is packed with vitamin D and omega-3s. Cook it and eat it as a cold snack with some wasabi.
  7. Nut butters
    . The perfect high protein snack on whole-grain toast or oat cakes, or smear on apple slices for a quick snack that will keep you feeling fuller longer.
  8. Fruit. Make sure you opt for fresh and wash the fruit well before eating. Pack your fridge with berries, oranges, apples, and pears as this keeps them fresher for longer.
  9. Ready-to-eat lean protein
    . For those days when you don't have time to make a proper meal, a fridge of ready-to-eat protein will sort you out without resorting to unhealthy snacking. Precook chicken breasts, prepare tofu and stock up on tins of beans. Fish like salmon also cooks fast if you are looking for a fresh snack option.
  10. Dark chocolate. We all deserve a treat. High cacao content dark chocolate is the nutritionists little sweet secret.

Our resident nutritionist Max recommends putting a few of the tasty GoFigure bars in the fridge as a reminder that you can have a healthy snack and lose weight.

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