Get Stocked! Keep Your Kitchen Ready for Action

pantry_medmed March is Nutrition Month!

This month I've hand-picked to share with you two tips from national Nutrition Month.

I chose this Nutrition Month tip because it really is a key way to make meals happen for your family. You don't need a fancy kitchen to make meals happen. But having it well-stocked really does help.

Yes, the photo is of my shelves. What do I keep on-hand?

  • Lots of herbs and spices to make a wide veriety of dishes from simple, basic ingredients.
  • I eat a lot of beans - both from dry and canned.
  • Grains like quinoa, rice (brown, white, aborio, wild), oats, buckwheat groats, pasta, and polenta (both cornmeal that I make from scratch and the pre-made rolls).
  • Stir-fry ingredients like coconut milk
  • Basics for many recipes like canned tomatoes, several vinegars and vegetable oils
  • Quick snacks like popping corn, almonds (in the fridge), and cocoa nibs
  • Baking ingredients like canned pumpkin, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch.

 

Nutrition Month Tip #10: Get Stocked! Keep Your Kitchen Ready for Action

It’s easier to cook when you have basic ingredients in your kitchen. Keep staple foods on hand, such as:

  • Fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Whole grains, such as quinoa, oats, brown rice andbarley
  • Milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Canned salmon and chunk light tuna
  • Canned or dried legumes, such as chickpeas, blackbeans and lentils
  • Spices, garlic, vinegars and oils

With a well-stocked pantry, fridge and freezer, you’ll be ready to cook quick meals.

For more information: http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Plan-Shop-Cook/Shop-Smart.aspx