A Healthy Pantry

Stocking your cupboards with food is not hard. Stocking with healthy food is a bit more challenging. Previous sections have discussed how to pick nutritional elements. Now you need to be sure you have the right stuff on hand so that cooking healthfully is not a chore.

Have plenty of staple ingredients in the house. This includes whole-wheat flours, natural sweeteners, low-sodium broths, whole-wheat pasta, and plenty of fresh and frozen vegetables. Keep nuts and dried fruits on hand for snacking as well as recipes.

Keep lots of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge, and if you have a farmers market, try to shop there from time to time for the really fresh, and often unusual, stuff.

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