You are hungry and staring into your fridge, but is there anything healthy in there? Stock up on a few key staples to make sure there’s something good waiting for you.


It’s low in fat and sodium, and high in protein. And versatile, too: Wrap some turkey breast in a whole-wheat tortilla for a snack or take it to work for lunch.


They have amino acids your body needs to make your cells work and they are loaded with nutrients like vitamin D, which isn’t in many foods.


It’s is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, with only 33 calories per 2.5-ounce serving. Sautee it with chopped onion in olive oil for an easy and quick side dish for chicken and beef.

100% Fruit Juice

Freshly squeezed juice can be a good source of certain vitamins and minerals, but because it’s almost always high in sugar, you should drink it in moderation.

Plain Yogurt

It’s loaded with calcium, high-quality protein, and probiotics -bacteria that are good for your gut and linked to healthier cholesterol levels. People who eat yogurt are less likely to be obese or have heart disease, and full-fat yogurt is better for that than low-fat.

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Loaded with fiber, vitamin A, potassium and calcium, it’s perfect for stocks or salads or as a seasoning agent when you cook beef or chicken. It’s also a great finger food: You can snack on it by itself or spread peanut butter on it.


Cabbage can be more useful than you might think. It is packed with fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. It’s great for coleslaw and other salads, or steamed as a side dish. Cabbage also works as a kind of wrap in place of bread, a great way to cut back on calories and add nutrition.

Fresh Pasta

It’s simple and quick and can be used as a side dish or main course. It also has a low glycemic index, which means that it lets sugar into your bloodstream more slowly than other foods, curbing your hunger as well as the blood sugar spikes that can be bad for your health if you have


Yes, it’s full of fat, but it’s the good fat, the kind that is linked to good heart health and good cholesterol levels. It is delicious with eggs or spread on a thin piece of whole grain toast with nothing but salt and pepper.


They are low in calories and high in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber and that makes them good for heart and brain health. They may help protect against certain cancers as well and are very delicious. Use them in a salad or eat them with some yogurt and granola for dessert.