In the Kitchen with Fareway: The three staples for a healthy pantry

MOLINE, Illinois-- It's the start of a new year! If your resolution is to eat healthier or lose weight, we've got you covered.

Dietitian Whitney Hemmer showed us the three staples for a healthy pantry during Good Morning Quad Cities Tuesday, Jan. 7.


  • Rich in soluble fiber, protein, iron
  • Can be used for breakfast, peanut butter balls, or healthier dessert

Canned Beans

  • Affordable source of protein and fiber
  • Always drain and rinse beans (except beans in chili sauce)
  • Add to tacos, casseroles, salads, soups

Herbs and spices

  • Look for sodium-free herbs, spices, and blends
  • Your taste buds adjust in about 2 weeks
  • More likely to enjoy cooking at home if you cook a variety of flavors
  • Require 3x more fresh than dried herbs
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