This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.
Once you make over your fridge and pantry, the next stop to weight-loss success is your freezer. Here are the top five foods you should have on-hand to stay healthy and on track to drop pounds all year long.
1. Wild Seafood
Doubling your protein consumption might help you lose weight, but if you're not a lover of poultry, beef, or pork, it can be tough to hit that sky-high number every day. Eating a diet loaded with seafood can help you get more low-calorie lean protein into your life to support your weight-loss goals and keep you satisfied. If you don't have fresh, wild-caught seafood available locally, frozen fish is your best bet. Keep protein-rich shrimp or fish fillets ready to go.
Just half a cup of edamame is 95 calories and contains over eight grams of plant-based protein. Keeping a box of these frozen baby soybeans ensures that you always have a healthy protein source ready to go. These are tasty on their own as a light snack, but they can easily be tossed into soups, salads, or stir-fries to bump up the nutritional value of any thrown-together meal.
3. Mixed Berries
Keeping a big bag of organic mixed berries tucked in your freezer is perfect for making a smoothie or smoothie bowl in a hurry. Plus, they're chock-full of healthy antioxidants and nutrients that support weight loss. If you don't want to buy a bag, here's everything you need to know about freezing berries when they're fresh.
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