Pantry Essentials for Skinny Cooking

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If you’re attempting to improve your diet, there are certain ingredients that you should not have in your kitchen, and other ingredients that you should! Whether you’re cooking in the slow-cooker, oven, stove-top, or beyond, there are some items you will always want to have on hand in the pantry. We’ve compiled this resourceful list of healthy ingredients to get you started.

Pantry Essentials for Skinny Cooking

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The healthy ingredients below are all frequently used in many of our recipes. Most of them make up the base of a wide range of our recipes. Keeping them in your pantry all year round will provide you the capability to prepare healthy meals for you and your family no matter what’s going on in your life.

  1. Whole grain bread for making bread crumbs.
  2. Unsweetened Almond Milk, Gluten Free (if you are dairy free)
  3. Organic Ground Cinnamon
  4. Chicken broth (low sodium, no sugar added)
  5. Tomato sauce (low sodium, no sugar added)
  6. Bouillon, No Salt Added
  7. Garlic Powder
  8. Onion Powder Certified Organic
  9. Italian Seasoning
  10. Cumin Seed
  11. Lite Coconut Milk (canned)
  12. Vegetable broth (low/no sodium, no sugar added)
  13. Black Pepper
  14. Sea and Kosher Salt
  15. Sucanat
  16. Honey
  17. Greek Yogurt, nonfat
  18. Low-Fat Buttermilk
  19. White Whole Wheat Flour
  20. Natural Peanut Butter
  21. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  22. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

There are plenty more healthy ingredients that you can keep in your pantry, but this list covers the ones we see as absolutely necessary for cooking nutritious meals.

Did your favorite pantry essentials for skinny cooking make the list? If not, be sure to share them with us in the comments section below! Also, be sure to follow us on Pinterest and subscribe to our daily eNewsletter for plenty of healthy recipes, fitness tips, and more!

3 Comments on "Pantry Essentials for Skinny Cooking"

  1. kaos_16  October 3, 2012

    Any recommendations in lieu of coconut oil, as I am highly allergic to it?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 3, 2012

      Canola oil… or maybe walnut oil (pretty pricy however).

  2. Patsy  October 3, 2012

    Please explain to me what sucanat is


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