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There has to be a lot of people in the whole wide world who are not so sure about what all should be put into the grocery cart. Or people who have their “I-must-eat-right-this-month” resolution on. Or people who cannot try and resist their midnight cravings. Eating habits, ideas or beliefs about eating habits are highly subjective. However, the importance of eating well is widely acknowledged. For if you eat right, you feel good.

Only after having been through several trial-and-error tunnels, you rightly gather what tends to suit our metabolism right, as well as what satiates our taste buds. Here we have a list of 5 basic items we must have stored in our kitchen for them to cater to our tum whenever required:

5 Food Items That You Must Store In Your Kitchen



Cereals are the healthiest of all go-to options. A bowl of cornflakes, porridge or muesli in the morning, before we rush to work is the best way to fill the stomach up.

 When it comes to cereals, you can ignore the myth that they cannot be tasty. All it needs to become a bowl of mouth-watering delicacy is little and subtle improvisation. 

Try throwing some dry fruits in. Maybe some dried apricots or raisins. Some marshmallows. A tinch of chocolate syrup. There you have our oats to lighten up our mood!



Thank you poultry farms for this oval-shaped wonder. You can never get over how amazing eggs are. One can forever rely on an omelette. What’s makes it better is that even if you do not manage to make one properly, you will still have equally tasty scrambled eggs to eat.

If you must avoid the oil there, you can resort to simply boiling it.If you are keen to sharpen your culinary skills, you may try a fancier option like Soufflé omelette or Benedict.

Whatever you do with eggs, it makes sure the much-required protein reaches to the core of your system and keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise.



The rich in Vitamin savouries must not be excluded from our list of must-haves. Fruits are instant delights to have our metabolism boosted. A healthy diet is not healthy enough if there’s no fruit in it. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Brownie points to the fact that the consumption of fruit calls for zero effort. Don’t deprive yourself of the lovely ‘nature’s candies’ anymore.

Milk and milk products


You know this since you were in primary school that milk is what is called ‘complete food’; it is composed of various essential nutrients and helps a 9 as well as a 90-year-old body to remain fit. Namely, the calcium and protein contents along with other sister nutrients in milk contributes to keeping your body strong and sound. 

Milk is one of the most common ingredients required to prepare a wide range of recipes. Also milk products like butter, yogurt and cheese undeniably falls under the category of everyday essentials. Consumption of milk in the form of health drink or smoothie can not only contribute to your physical well being but also trigger a delicious sensation in your mind.

Instant noodles

Instant noodles

Have your feet on the ground for a while and acknowledge the fact that you all need instant noodle/pasta in your lives. It is practically impossible to remain motivated perpetually. You cannot deny the occasional stress. You all need a break from the never-ending quest to attain a YouTube self-care routine vlog worthy life and cope up with the harsh but realistic elements of life. Or you can be tired. Or feeling lazy and in desperate need of a cheat day. For times like these, Maggi or similar products out there in the market act as superheroes. Always have a few packets of Maggi handy in your kitchen for it hardly stops being the soul food for members of the Gen Z club.

Honestly, wonders can be done if you know how to put these few things together rightly and in appropriate measures. Include the following suggestions when you need something quick or simply when the month is about to end:

  • Easy to bake Cereal Bars
  • Scrambled Egg Tacos
  • Fruit Salad with a drizzle of yogurt
  • Smoothie Bowls
  • Maggi with Scrambled Eggs. This is the most basic and probably the first ever self-reliant culinary experiment in one’s life.

You shall take what you eat seriously but at the same time manage to curb the unrealistic expectations. Food is for you to survive. At the same time, food is for you to have fun. It is, however, essential to get your basics straight and know what is needed and what is wanted.

Dr. Shin Fen Chow is an American Board of internal medicine certified doctor and a dedicated and diligent internist serving the community of West Orange. Dr. Chow obtained her medical degree from the University of Columbia and then completed her residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She is a part of BHMG- center for Asian health and received many awards and scholarships like Dr. Charles F. Hamilton award in pulmonary medicine and Mead university scholarship from Columbia University in 1991 and 1987 respectively.

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