Any suggestions on healthy items to stock up in my pantry & refrigerator/freezer for last minute meals & just in case it snows?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

Here’s what I stock at my house. I used some very specific brands for specific health reasons. Pantry:Tostitos Multigrain Tortillas, Mother’s Wheat Germ, Mott’s All-Natural Applesauce, Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxmeal & Bulgur Wheat, Rice Select Organic Whole Wheat Couscous, all types of canned beans, Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (I keep one in my freezer), Boboli Pizza Sauce, Barilla or Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend Pasta, Thick Salsa, Whole Wheat Tortillas (keep them in the freezer), Wild Alaska Canned Salmon, Bumble Bee or Chicken of the Sea Water Packed Tuna, Swanson Natural Goodness 100% Fat Free Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Quaker Steel Cut Oatmeal, Frosted Bite Size Mini Wheats .  Refrigerator: Cheese: Mozzarella Cheese, Kroger Natural Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese made with 2% milk, Boar’s Head Maple Honey Turkey, .Freezer: Frozen Chicken Tenders or Chicken Breasts, Frozen Peppers & Onions, Kashi Black Bean Mango Frozen Dinner, Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries, etc,

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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition,, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.    


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