If your pantry is sabotaging your family’s eating habits, it’s time for a makeover! A well-stocked, organized pantry makes mealtime easy and nutritious. Use our simple strategies to help you stock a healthy pantry.
You don’t have to turn your pantry into a health food shrine, but it’s best to limit the amount of junk food in your house. Minimize the number of items with high sugar, salt and fat content (think cookies, chips, candy, sodas).
If you do keep a few junk food tokens on hand, put them in the back or up high. Store nutritious foods front and center.
Cereals, pastas, breads, flour ... they all come in whole-grain varieties, which is best. Check the front of the package for the label “100% whole grain,” or check the ingredients list to make sure “whole grain” (like whole wheat, whole corn, etc.) is the first ingredient.