10 Healthy Foods You Can Buy on Amazon
Buying groceries online can feel a little weird, but it's also really nice for when you don't want to go to the store. It's also nice to stock up your pantry without leaving the house. Whether you're not feeling well or don't have the time, here are 10 healthy grocery staples you can get delivered straight to your door—straight from Amazon.
Related: How to Stock Your Pantry
1. Energy Bars
Energy bars are shelf-stable and make a great healthy snack. KIND bars and Larabars are two brands I like. KIND is low in added sugars—their chocolate peanut butter flavor has 8 grams of added sugar and 8 grams of protein. Larabars are made with just a few simple ingredients, usually nuts and dates.
Oatmeal is not only a super-healthy breakfast food, it's also a wonderful whole grain to use in snacks and baking. Try oats in this peanut butter energy ball recipe or make overnight oats for a quick and healthy breakfast. Oats are a staple I always keep in my house, so it's nice to know I can reorder them if I'm ever running low.
3. Apple Chips
It's important to eat your fruits and veggies, even if you can't make it to the store. I like to keep some less perishable options on hand, like frozen and canned vegetables and frozen and dried fruits. These apple chips are shelf-stable and the only ingredient is apples. They're crunchy and naturally sweet and a great healthy snack option.
4. Dried Mango
Another healthy, shelf-stable fruit option are these no-sugar-added dried mango slices. Mangoes are also a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immunity.
Nuts are another healthy staple to keep on hand. They're perfect for snacking because they deliver healthy fats, protein and fiber, which are all nutrients that help keep you satisfied. You can store nuts in your freezer to help them last longer, if you don't go through them quickly.
6. Whole-Grain Crackers
Having extra healthy snacks on hand is never a bad idea, in my opinion. These crunchy crackers are delicious paired with hummus, cheese or peanut butter, and they're 100% whole grain (a win in my book). They're also perfect for building a party board, feeding hungry kids or satisfying a snack craving.
7. Bean Pasta Meal Kit
I love these meal kits for quick dinners when you just don't feel like cooking. I'm also all for classic mac and cheese, but the lentil rotini gives this meal kit serious staying power. You'll get 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving (not bad for a meal ready in minutes!). Bulk up your meal kit by adding some extra fresh or frozen veggies, or serving with chicken or fish.
8. Peanut Butter
In my house, running out of peanut butter is just not an option. Now, it can come right to my door if we're running low. Just like nuts, peanut butter provides healthy fats, protein and fiber to help you stay full. Beyond the classic PB & J sandwich, stir it into oatmeal, add it to your smoothies or create a yummy peanut sauce.
9. Shelf-Stable Soymilk
Milk is a staple a lot of people keep on hand for drinking, cereal, coffee and baking. If you can't get to the store, a shelf-stable dairy or non-dairy milk is a nice option in a pinch. I like soymilk because it still gives you 7 grams of protein per glass. Some non-dairy options only have 1-2 grams per cup.
It's 2020, so it shouldn't surprise me that you can get a can of beans delivered, but there's something that feels novel about getting supplies for taco night in a box dropped off at your front door. Beans are another healthy pantry staple because they deliver a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. Use them to top salads, as a hearty taco filling or blend them into a dip.