10 Staple Foods to Make Healthy Eating Easy

By Manish Choudhary

1. Quinoa 

A grain high in protein and fiber, good for salads or sides. 

2. Brown rice 

Healthy whole grain for dishes like stir-fries or with veggies. 

3. Leafy greens 

Spinach, kale, and others, great for salads or cooked dishes. 

4. Beans and legumes 

Black beans, chickpeas, lentils—add to salads, soups, or as a meat alternative. 

5. Oats 

High-fiber grain for breakfast like oatmeal or in baked goods. 

6. Greek yogurt 

Protein-packed snack or for sauces and smoothies. 

7. Eggs 

Versatile protein source for breakfast or cooking. 

8. Salmon 

Fatty fish with omega-3s, great baked, grilled, or broiled. 

9. Nuts and seeds 

Almonds, walnuts, chia, flax—good for snacks or toppings. 

10. Berries 

Low-calorie fruits rich in vitamins—eat fresh, add to yogurt or desserts.