Meats, Lentils and Nuts

Again, less than ideal farming practices affect this group of foods as well but the price of organic meat is off putting. My way around this is purchasing “naturally raised” meat that I know is at least antibiotic free and replacing animal based meals with plant based.

Poultry (chicken breasts or thighs, ground turkey):

  • Use within 2 days if fresh, otherwise store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Fish (shrimp, smoked salmon)

  • Both freeze well and are good for a quick meal.

Dried lentils (red, brown and green)

  • Lentils cook quickly, it isn’t necessary to buy in cans. Different recipes call for a different type of lentil, making it useful to keep all 3 varieties on hand.

Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pinenuts) and Seeds (sesame, pumpkin, poppy, sunflower) :

  • Choose raw and unsalted versions
  • Useful as a snack on their own or added to a trail mix. They can also be added to salads.
  • Keep in the fridge. Use a plastic tray to keep bags of nuts together or store in glass jars. Seeds can be stored in spice jars for quick access.

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