spring often comes spring cleaning. You may have a chance to
clean your house inside and out.
what about your pantry? How often do you clean your pantry? If
youre trying to lose weight or adopt a healthy lifestyle,
consider these questions.
are many reasons to consider cleaning out your pantry,"
says Amanda Leisenheimer, who is a registered dietitian with
Mayo Clinic Health System. "You might have set a New Years
resolution to start eating healthier, but still have old
temptations waiting for you on the shelf. Removing those
temptations from your grasp will help you stay on track with
away old unhealthy enticements and replace with new, healthy
options, such as:
Low-sodium nuts, such as peanuts, almonds or walnuts
Canned salmon tuna
Canned smoked herring
Extra-virgin olive oil
Low-sodium chicken or beef broth
in mind herbs and spices can expire and can lose their
potency, causing your favorite recipes to have different
tastes," adds Leisenheimer. "Spices and herbs can
also be expensive, but you can grow them yourself even if
you do not have a large space to do it."
says you can plant herbs and spices in small boxes indoors
near windows or outside on a patio. You can create a small box
or leftover pots with soil, and use that to plant the herbs
without worrying about weeds taking over. Any vessel will
work, so Leisenheimer encourages green thumbs to get creative
and use what works best.
can use fresh herbs and spices to make any dish more
delightful," says Leisenheimer. "You can also
dehydrate the herbs and spices for use in the winter months.
The aroma of fresh basil, oregano or chives growing near where
youre cooking will help inspire creative new recipes, as