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Kitchen Essentials – Getting Started with your Healthy Eating Plan

About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Below is the information I covered in the video with links to some of the products I really enjoy.
This will be a living page so that I can add new ideas and tips from all of us! So…
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Fridge

  • TIP: Clean and organize your fridge to remove clutter and any distractions to your healthy diet.
  • Airtight food canisters
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  • Herbal supplements I enjoy adding to water, tea and smoothie
    • Peppermint extract
    • Passionflower extract

Cooking Utensils I Use Weekly

Snacks

TIP: always have healthy snacks available to curb cravings in between meals and to prevent making unhealthy food choices or overeating at meal time.

Favorite Cooking Oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Safflower oil – has a mild taste so you can easily incorporate it into recipes; has omega-6 fatty acids which have been known to help with the fat burning process; great for skin and hair health as well
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Seasonings & Spices

  • Sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • smoked paprika – provides a subtle smoky, chipotle flavor to any dish. Great in chili and burgers!
  • cumin – great in making hummus, Latin-inspired dishes and on poultry & fish.
  • cayenne pepper & red pepper – remember spicy flavors can also help to curb appetite.
  • cinnamon
  • allspice

Teas & Superfoods

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