Build a healthy, gut-loving pantry with these staples to see you through breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!
You’ll never be short on breakfast inspiration when you have a bag of oats in the pantry. Warm up in winter with a bowl of porridge, or throw a handful of oats into your summer smoothie for a gut-loving start to the day. Oats are a rich source of prebiotic fibre – and in particular, soluble fibre. Soluble fibre helps promote regularity for a happy gut.
If oats aren’t up your alley, why not stock your pantry with some BARLEYmax® cereals instead? BARLEYmax® is a key ingredient in a wide range of cereals on Australian supermarket shelves – from some of our most trusted, leading food brands. BARLEYmax® contains a unique combination of prebiotic fibre to support good gut health.
Keep the dreaded snack attack at bay by keeping your pantry stocked with quick and easy, healthy snacks. Nuts and wholegrain muesli bars are a great grab-and-go gut healthy option. When it comes to nuts that pack a prebiotic punch, it’s best to reach for almonds, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts. Choose unsalted nuts for maximum health benefit – and consider making your own mix for grab-and-go convenience.
Muesli bars like the Heritage Mill Prebiotic Bars are also a delicious, good-for-your gut treat, that feature the prebiotic benefit of BARLEYmax®. Keep them in the pantry and you’ve got the perfect snack ready to go when 3:30-itis hits.
A source of both soluble and insoluble fibre, legumes are a cost-efficient nutritional powerhouse that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Take chickpeas for example – they can be blitzed into hommus, added to a salad, or form the basis of the curry. Add black beans to your nachos or tacos, and lentils to your Bolognese sauce. Cheap – tick. Versatile – tick. Tasty – tick.
Pasta & Wraps
Keep some wholemeal pasta in the pantry for a quick and easy dinner. Wholemeal pasta is nutritionally superior to white pasta, as it’s packed with protein and fibre, as well as essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium and zinc. If you’re not a fan of wholemeal pasta, there are now buckwheat and legume pastas widely available on supermarket shelves.
Wholegrain wraps are also a great addition to your pantry. Not only can they be used as wraps, but also as a pizza base, or cut up and baked in the oven for a healthier alternative to chips. Look for wraps that are grainy in appearance to ensure the best bang for your nutritional buck.
Keeping your pantry stocked with good for your gut staples has never been easier (or tastier)!
Intended as general advice only. Consult your health care provider to discuss any specific concerns.
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