These are only a fraction of the jars that take up some serious cupboard space in the My Foodie Call kitchen.
Here is the breakdown of the items that should take up permanent residence on your shelves.
- Gogi berries– Considered a top antioxidant and “Superfood”, these babies store easily and no spoilage. Strawberries out of season? that have been sitting on a produce truck for a week? Meh. I’ll pop some gogi and call it a day. Also, these can be sprinkled on oatmeal, greek yogurt, or mixed into baked goods. The My Foodie Call header? Gogi berry and oat cookies.
- Sesame seeds– More calcium than milk. Bet ya didn’t know that, did ya? Milk is not the golden ticket to bone health, as once thought. Old school thinking.
- Raisins– Natural sugar? Yes, please.
- Dark chocolate chips– Love the Ghirardelli dark chips. 60% cacao, bittersweet, large. They rock.
- Pepitas– AKA: pumpkin seeds. Popular in Mexico. Super yummy toasted. Awesome source of zinc. Who cares about zinc, right? Here’s why: For out-of-this-world immunity.
- Almonds– Protein source that doesn’t result in heart disease (sorry steak, I am talking to you) . Highest source of vitamin E and fiber of all the nuts. I was to hand out a “top nut” award, it would go to the almighty almond. The biggest bang for your buck.
- Walnuts– You want to be a smarty pants and impress your friends? Eat walnuts. High omega 3’s. Shaped like a brain for a reason.
- Sunflower seeds– Super source of Manganese. Meaning…it calms your nerves and muscles.
- Cashews– Lower fat content than most nuts. Also can be soaked and pureed into some incredibly creamy sauces.
Oh and let’s not forget my chia jar. This deserves its own picture because these are the Queen Bees of all .
- Chia– Omega’s, calcium, fiber. Yes, all of those. But what is most important is that they absorb 10X their weight in water. So what, right? Well, imagine what a spoonful can do in your breakfast? Make you feel full, for longer, that’s what. Oh, and they are way easier for your body to digest than flax seeds.
What item is a permanent fixture in your cabinet?