Kitchen & Pantry Staples

By: Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD
As people are staying at home more due to COVID-19, now is the time to stock up on pantry and fridge staples that offer a lot of nutrition at an affordable cost.
  • Dry pastas and grains—choose white fiber or whole wheat pastas and load up on whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, faro and bulgur. These foods offer fiber and protein to keep you...

    Beyond Dinner- 3 Ingredient Desserts

    Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD Dessert can be both delicious and nutritious! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up something the whole family will love without a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Bonus—you’ll add a serving of fruit to your family’s diet!

    Strawberries & Cream Trifle

    • Angel food cake, cubed
    • Vanilla Greek yogurt
    • Frozen strawberries
    • Power Your Day with Protein Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD Proteins are the building block to life—protein rich foods help our bodies to grow and function normally and are key to feeling satisfied after a meal or snack. The amount of protein we need depends on our age, gender, and level of physical activity. It may be no surprise that Americans get enough protein on average, but we can do better when it comes to distribution throughout the day to maximize benefits.

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