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The Happy, Healthy Pantry

Sometimes eating better is as easy as having healthier stuff on hand. Use this chart for plenty of ideas for quick and healthy options when you have to gobble and run (so, basically, pretty much every day). Even better, it can double as a shopping list, so you never have to fall victim to CNS (chicken-nugget syndrome) again!

Quickie breakfasts
Instant oatmeal + dried fruit
Whole-grain cereal + 1%, skim, or soy milk
Whole-grain toast + peanut butter
Whole-grain English muffin + 100-percent fruit spread
Low-fat yogurt + low-fat granola
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt + honey
Frozen whole-grain waffles

Lunch and go
Frozen veggie burger + low-fat cheese + whole-wheat pita
Amy's mac & cheese (frozen)
Amy's Bowls anything (frozen)
Kashi frozen pizza (great for sharing)
Lower-sodium soups (canned or boxed)
Bagged, prewashed salad + cooked skinless chicken breast (from the deli) + low-fat dressing

Super-easy snacks
Prepared hummus + precut veggies
Low-fat cheese + whole-grain crackers
Unsalted nuts
Amy's pizza or veggie bites (frozen)
Low-fat cottage cheese + fresh fruit
Baked Doritos
Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Pretzel Twists

Dine and dash
Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice dinners (frozen)
Ethnic Gourmet pad thai (frozen)
Prepared rotisserie chicken + Simply Potatoes mashed sweet potatoes
Pasta + low-salt jarred tomato sauce
Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto + frozen veggies
Mini-macaroni + low-sodium chicken stock + frozen peas
Progresso lentil soup + brown rice + parmesan cheese

Treats you'll love to eat
(Choose one of your faves.)
Skinny Cow ice-cream sandwiches
Hostess 100-calorie packs
Popsicles
Fudgsicles
Graham crackers + honey
Edy's Slow Churned ice cream
Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes

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