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Stocking the pantry

The biggest part of any job is to organize the effort. The same goes with cooking. Take a few steps to organize your efforts and the "job" of cooking will be easy.

Consider this list of foods to power" your kitchen with the right stuff for healthy meals.
  1. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  2. Lean ground beef
  3. Roast beef
  4. Hearty whole grain breads
  5. Pita bread
  6. Tortillas
  7. Gourmet mustard
  8. Specialty vinegars
  9. Salsa
  10. Pasta sauces
  11. Canned tomatoes
  12. Fresh or frozen berries
  13. One or two varieties of fruit at a time
  14. Fresh spinach
  15. Bell peppers
  16. Favorite fresh vegetables you will eat within 2-3 days
  17. Canned black beans
  18. Low fat or fat free cream cheese
  19. Low fat or fat free yogurts
  20. Low fat cheese

Convenience Foods

  1. Salad bar vegetables and fruits
  2. Frozen vegetable stir fry and soup blends
  3. Cole Slaw mix (shredded cabbage)
  4. Dam Good Chili mix
  5. Kelly's White Chili
  6. Fat Free Refried beans
  7. Fantastic Vegetarian Chili mix
  8. Bean Cuisine mixes
  9. Fantastic/Hain Cup of Soup
  10. Pasta/Rice mixes with less than 3 grams of fat
  11. Reduced Fat Bisquick
  12. Single serving pudding cups
  13. Fat free Cool whip
  14. Frozen Belgian waffles