18 Healthy Essentials for Your Kitchen and Pantry

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

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Registered dietitian Michelle Dudash recently weighed in on getting kiddos (and adults) to eat their veggies on Fit Bottomed Mamas—even if it means sneaking them in—and how moms can easily get healthy meals on the table. Today, she shares her must-have healthy items that we all should have in our pantries or fridges. Michelle says she could go on forever with this list, but these are the items she keeps on hand for herself, a 2-year-old and a picky husband. Most of these items might already be on your grocery list, but you might find some fresh ideas!

Healthy Foods List for Your Kitchen

1. Hummus. Flavored hummus for snacking. Roasted red pepper or garlic are faves in my house.

2. A variety of good cheeses. Shredded cheese for quick quesadillas and salads, cheese slices for sandwiches, and cheese snacks for on the go (a toddler with most of her teeth can also peel back like a banana and snack on independently). Look for reduced-sodium cheeses, like Sargento’s colby-jack snacks and provolone slices.

Keep reading to see what healthy foods you should have in your kitchen at all times!