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August 29, 2016

Our Dietitians’ Top 10 Pantry Staples for a Healthy Lifestyle

Add these dietitian approved pantry staples to your kitchen and be prepared to try new recipes and whip up last-minute meals!

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Here’s our Dietitian-Approved list of Top 10 Pantry Staples:

 

1. Unsalted or Low-Sodium Broth

These are a great way to add flavor when making soup or cooking up whole grains!

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2. Dry or Canned, Unsalted Beans:

High in fiber and protein, beans will keep you full and satisfied. Plus they can be prepared in so many ways!

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3. Canned, Unsalted Vegetables

Adding vegetables to a meal is a great way to add flavor, plus many vitamins and minerals!

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4. Whole Grains

Brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, farro, millet, kamut… the list goes on! These hearty grains are packed with protein and fiber and make an excellent addition to any meal or snack.

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5. Oils

It’s great to have an assortment of different vegetable oils for different cooking methods. Olive oils go great in salad dressings while coconut and grapeseed oils are better for high heat cooking.

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6. Canned Tuna or Salmon

An amazing source of healthy fats and protein that tastes great alone or when incorporated into recipes!

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7. Peanut or Almond Butter

High in protein and healthy fats, enjoy in a sandwich, in a smoothie or with some apple slices! Go for varieties that have no or little added sugar and salt.

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8. Dried Spices and Herbs

Add flavor to your meals without loading on the salt!

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9. Lentils

An excellent base for soups and stews, and an ideal meat replacement when you want to try out vegetarian recipes.

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10. Unsweetened Applesauce

Great for a sweet treat, but also can be substituted for sugar when baking!

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