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The easiest way to get into the habit of making healthy meals and snacks at home is to make sure that your fridge and pantry (that's a fancy way of saying cupboards) are always stocked with healthy grab-and-go items and meal ingredients.

The easiest way to get into the habit of making healthy meals and snacks at home is to make sure that your fridge and pantry (that's a fancy way of saying cupboards) are always stocked with healthy grab-and-go items and meal ingredients. Check out the following list of essentials to get started - then personalize it to suit your own lifestyle and palate.

Perishables (stuff to keep in your fridge and freezer):

  • Milk or soy milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruit (especially grab-and-go fruits such as apples, pears and banana)
  • Fresh vegetables (Keep recipe staples such as onions, garlic and potatoes on-hand for quick meals.)
  • Bread (Try whole-grain rolls or bagels if a loaf is too big.)
  • Lean meats (Separate meat such as chicken breasts into single-sized portions and freeze for easy access.)
  • Lean cold cuts (Try thin-sliced, low-fat meats such as lean chicken for protein-packed sandwiches.)
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, pickle relish, and low-fat mayo)
  • Salad dressing (Keep a variety of low-fat bottled dressings on hand for quick salad solutions.)
  • Frozen foods (pizza, vegetables, single-serving low-fat entrees)

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