Healthy and Affordable Pantry Staples (Guest Post on Kath Eats Real Food)

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Garbanzo beans, coconut milk, diced tomatoes and canned green beans

Eat healthy foods. Sounds simple, right? But boy are there a lot of steps involved. Once you find motivation to eat healthy and figure out which foods are healthy, you’ve still got to accomplish many successful steps to get from A to B, including:

1. Finding recipes that use healthy foods.

2. Making a shopping list of healthy foods.

3. Finding a store that sells healthy foods.

4. Getting yourself to the store.

5. Buying the healthy foods without going over your grocery budget.

6. Reading labels to be sure you’re getting healthy foods in the cart.

7. Storing the healthy foods and keeping them fresh until you’re ready to cook.

8. Spending time in the kitchen to prepare the healthy food.

9. Eating the healthy food.

10. Feeling pretty satisfied with yourself (hopefully).


Sheesh, that’s a lot of work. Who needs it?

Well, I do. Because it makes me happy to be healthy. And I bet that’s true for you, too.

But where to begin?  I’m sure you’ve got plenty of cookbooks, blogs, magazines and websites to help you find recipe inspiration for Step 1. So, maybe I can help with Step 2. I wrote a guest post for the Kath Eats Real Food (KERF) blog detailing what groceries I regularly rely on. You can read it here: Healthy and Affordable Pantry Staples.

Kath is one of the first, if not the first, super successful blogging dietitians and she shares a lot of practical information in her daily posts. Once you’re there, browse her site for more tips on how she feeds her family healthy foods every day.

Hopefully with Steps 1 and 2 taken care of you’ll be able to make quick work of the rest, and you’ll be enjoying Step 9 before you know it!


What are some of your favorite “go-to” groceries?


3 thoughts on “Healthy and Affordable Pantry Staples (Guest Post on Kath Eats Real Food)”

  1. Robin Crowder

    I loved how indepth this post was — really great practical tips and the recipes sound easy and delicious. Thank you!

  2. The recipes and the procedures related to them really made the whole thing look so easy. The art of cooking is one thing that can make a simple dish so delicate and loving.

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