A FEW PANTRY ESSENTIALS FOR BETTER HEALTH
Carbs- you gotta love 'em!
Gluten free flour
Healthy crackers and bread (I like Wasa crackers)
Rice (brown, wild, red, black...)
Whole wheat flour for baking
Whole wheat pasta
Spice it up
Cinnamon. Great for your body and adds flavor to things like oatmeal and rice pilaf
Dried fruit (I'm munching on figs now!). Pruns are a favorite too, not too many though :)
Good quality dark chocolate. Have you noticed that you need less of the good quality stuff, it satisfies my craving much better than cheap milk chocolate
ChaiTea- enjoy in a big glass with soy milk- yummy!
Agave. great as a sweetener in coffee, tea, even baking
Lentils are the best- fat free and super high in protein and iron
Quinoa is the only grain considered to be a "full protein"
Canned beans. They're great to add to salads, couscous or soups for a quick healthy meal. Canned beans really are the best thing since sliced bread
Canned tuna or salmon
Dried or Roasted nuts and seeds
Canned/ Jared Tomato sauce and paste
Soy, rice or another type of milk alternative
Green tea, yerba mate, organic coffee (really, buy organic. Coffee is one of the most processed and contaminated food products)