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In order to improve your dietary intake, you must have the right foods on hand to make those healthy homemade dishes (especially during a hectic work week!).  A well-stocked kitchen can save you time AND money.  When you cook, YOU are in control of what goes into your dishes.  Your homemade dishes have so much more to offer than their fast food counterparts!

I want to share with you a few essentials that you should always have on hand in your refrigerator and pantry.

Fresh fruits and veggies - For the sake of convenience, consider pre-cut/pre-washed varieties
Eggs/Liquid egg whites
Plain Greek yogurt
Low-fat or skim milk (or use dairy alternatives such as almond, soy, rice)
Reduced-fat cheese (or non-dairy alternatives)
Unsalted butter
Uncured bacon (i.e., contains no nitrates)
100% natural fruit spread
Rotisserie chicken

Frozen vegetables (watch those creams and sauces though!)
Unsweetened fruit
Boneless, skinless chicken breast
Ground turkey breast
Veggie burge…

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