How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

Is your kitchen stocked with the healthy pantry staples you need to make a heart-healthy meal?

Healthy pantry staples – the foods you regularly keep stocked in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer -ultimately guide you in your daily cooking adventures. These ingredients are the foundation needed for a quick healthy weeknight meals or to inspire you to try a new healthy recipe from your favorite cookbook. Maintaining a well-stocked healthy pantry simplifies meal planning, streamlines your weekly grocery list and fosters creativity in the kitchen.

  • Stock your Pantry – Fill your pantry, fridge and freezer with the items on the Healthy Pantry Staples List below. Keeping these items on hand at all times will ensure an excuse-free, healthy cooking environment.
  • Get Organized – Keep your pantry items in clear containers with visible labels. Glass mason jars or clear plastic containers work best. You should be able to easily see what you have on-hand with a simple glance at the cupboard. Sealed containers will also keep your food fresh and encourage you to shop in the bulk bins (hello savings!).
  • Make a List – Keep a running grocery list on your refrigerator. When one of your pantry items runs low, add it to the list so you remember to purchase it during your next trip to the grocery store.
  • Keep it Fresh – Now that your pantry is well-stocked, you only need to shop for perishable items each week. Add seasonal fresh produce (a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables) and lean protein (fish, poultry, beef, or pork) to your grocery list and you’ll be well equipped to cook just about anything!

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Start your heart-healthy lifestyle off on the right foot by filling your kitchen with these healthy pantry staples and don’t let the “lack of ingredients” excuse prevent you from cooking a nutritious meal!


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How to Stock a Healthy Pantry Staples
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