Ever wondered what the stars store in their pantry to keep them looking beautiful? We chatted with celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder for the low down on five foods that will keep you healthy, slim, and glowing. And if they’re good enough for her, we’ll be running to the supermarket right now.
Top 5 Pantry Must-Haves
Filled with vitamin C and enzymes that help boost your liver and metabolism, lemons are one of the easiest detox foods to have in your home! Get into the habit of working the citrus into your daily life—we suggest starting the day with a cup of hot water and a slice of lemon.
This calorie-free, natural sweetener is the ideal choice to give smoothies, desserts or nut milks a little extra sweetness. And unlike the fructose-heavy agave nectar, stevia won’t upset blood sugar levels.
We know the term 'nutritional yeast' doesn't sound very appetizing, but this savory powder is actually a vegan's best friend! The primary yeast product (unlike its bread-leavening counterpart) is a complete protein, and just 1 1/2 Tbsp supplies over 100% of your daily B vitamins. Sprinkle these nutty-flavored flakes over a salad or a whole wheat pasta dish.
MIXED GREENS/BABY SPINACH/ARUGULA CONTAINERS
Set yourself up for success. No one wants to prep vegetables after a long day at work, so be sure to keep fresh and mixed greens at the ready. You’ll start eating more salad, which is essential to balance acid-forming foods and keep your complexion glowing.
This gluten-free beauty grain is high in protein and minerals, and will provide long-lasting energy. A batch takes under 20 minutes to cook (which is much faster than brown rice), and it’s the perfect last-minute ingredient for dinner.