What to Stock in Your Pantry, Freezer and Fridge

What to Stock in Your Pantry, Freezer and Fridge

Meal planning is a fantastic way to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals without much added stress. Preparing ingredients and meals when you have time helps your family eat healthy throughout the week. An important component of meal planning is having ingredients on hand that you can use on quick notice. Here is what to stock in your pantry, freezer and fridge.

What to Stock in Your Pantry, Freezer and Fridge

  1. Pantry. Keep canned beans and vegetables on hand for easy soups and sides. No sodium added pasta sauce is a dinner staple. You can also keep whole grains like brown rice, pasta, quinoa and oats in the pantry. Healthy cooking oils such as olive, canola and avocado oil are essential. Consider other items like canned tuna, vegetable broth, nuts, seeds, nut butters and dried herbs and spices.
  2. Fridge. Low-fat and fat-free milk and cheese keep well in the fridge for a while. Soft margarine made with nonhydrogenated vegetable oil and containing no trans fat is useful to keep in the fridge. Wash and cut up fresh fruits and veggies for the week and store in the fridge.
  3. Freezer. The freezer is an excellent meal-prep tool. Keep bags of frozen veggies on hand for soups, sides, casseroles and quick pasta dishes. Frozen fruit comes in handy for easy snacks and quick smoothies or bowls. You can freeze proteins like chicken, fish and other lean meats. Consider also preparing freezable meals and storing for healthy dinner in a pinch.

Healthy eating does not have to be difficult. At KareBoost Health, we believe healthy living can be not only accessible but also enjoyable. Set up a free consultation today to see how we can help you plan what to stock in your pantry, freezer and fridge.

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health