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
- 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