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Tips for Creating a Healthy Pantry

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A healthy pantry should include wholesome whole grains, low sodium canned foods, smart snack choices, heart-healthy fats, bold flavors, and everyday produce. Whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals add fiber to our diet which can lower cholesterol and promote weight loss. Low sodium canned foods make it easy to prepare a quick and healthy meal. Snacks like kettle corn and granola bars provide beneficial nutrients without too many calories. We should use heart healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil rather than saturated and trans fat choices. Use vinegars, dried herbs, or low sodium Asian sauces for big flavors. Keeping a stocked healthy pantry will help you to make better choices; getting you one step closer to achieving your healthy eating goals. Use items from this list of health choices for your pantry (PDF).

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