FIVE FANTASTIC FOODS FOR YOUR PANTRY
When buying packaged foods, choose nutrient-rich ones that offer more vitamins, minerals and fibre, and contain less sodium, fat and sugar. Look for canned foods, such as beans, tomatoes or fish, without added salt.
•Legumes, including canned or dried peas, beans and lentils. These protein-rich plant foods make
satisfying soups, stews and chilies that are deliciously nutritious.
•Tomatoes, whole, diced or crushed, in cans. These make a beautiful base for a simple pasta sauce,
soup or casserole.
• Fruit, dried, jarred or canned. Try adding a scoop of mashed canned pears to pancakes, muffins or
• Fish, such as canned salmon and light tuna packed in water. These make tasty, protein-packed
sandwiches, and they’re healthy additions to casseroles and pasta dishes.
• Whole grains, such as quinoa, parboiled brown rice or oats. Keep a variety of whole grains on hand
for a nutrient-rich side dish or main meal.
Flavour boosters such as fresh garlic, spices, flavoured vinegars and reduced-sodium broths liven up cooking without lots of extra salt or fat