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
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.
- Whole grain bread for making bread crumbs.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk, Gluten Free (if you are dairy free)
- Organic Ground Cinnamon
- Chicken broth (low sodium, no sugar added)
- Tomato sauce (low sodium, no sugar added)
- Bouillon, No Salt Added
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder Certified Organic
- Italian Seasoning
- Cumin Seed
- Lite Coconut Milk (canned)
- Vegetable broth (low/no sodium, no sugar added)
- Black Pepper
- Sea and Kosher Salt
- Greek Yogurt, nonfat
- Low-Fat Buttermilk
- White Whole Wheat Flour
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 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.
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