Week 2 | New Pantry, New You
Pantry Staples and Household Essentials
Each day this week our Stoney Health Nutrition Team will be highlighting different household essentials to have in your pantry.
Tuesday Tip: Grains
Go-tos: Whole Wheat Pasta, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat/Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Whole Grain Cereal, Oats, Whole Grain Crackers, Barley
Wednesday Tip: Protein
Go-tos: Canned Meats & Fish, Beans, Lentils, Canned soups with meat
Quick Tip: As much as possible, limit ultra-processed foods. Buying whole ingredients to cook at home is usually the option that will not only provide the best nutrition, but often can be a better value and allow you to cook and share the meal as a family.
Thursday Tip: Snacks & Treats
Friday Tip: Flavour Builders
Sauces Go-Tos: Tomato sauce, LS soya sauce, Vinegar, Stock
Seasonings & Spices Go-Tos: Garlic Powder, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Ginger, Chili Powder, Cumin, Cinnamon, Dill
Oils Go-Tos: Olive oil, Canola oil
Canned Vegetables Go-Tos: Tomatoes, Beets, Baby Corn, Mushrooms, Salsa, Peas & Carrots
Baking Supplies Go-Tos: Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sweeteners (such as honey, molasses, white sugar, brown sugar).
Quick Tip: When choosing between sweeteners, worry not! Although they have different forms of sugars making them taste a little different. They ultimately have very similar nutritional content.
Saturday Tip: Reorganize
Scroll through these Spot the Difference pictures of Paige’s pantry and see how she reorganized her pantry to maximize space and make it easy to find things when cooking!
If you give your Pantry a makeover, we would LOVE to see pictures. Email pictures or questions to Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text to 403-803-7601.