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The Healthy Kitchen: 35 Best Foods to Stock in Your Fridge and Pantry

Load your shelves with these delicious, nutritious foods, and we promise that your kids will stop begging you for junk food.
Refrigerator In the Fridge

Skim or 1 percent milk or fortified soy milk.

Fresh fruit. Keep at least one kind of fruit washed, cut, and stored in a clear plastic container where your kids can see and grab it.

Hummus. Dip carrots in this chickpea spread.

Low-fat yogurt. Mix fresh fruit into vanilla or plain.

100 percent fruit juice. Dilute it with water or seltzer. Try pre-diluted Wadda Juice single-serve bottles or Mott's for Tots boxes for car trips.

Bagged salad. Look for darker greens like baby spinach or a mix of multicolored lettuces like mesclun or field greens.

Lunch meats like turkey and lean roast beef.

Tortillas. They're a fun alternative to bread.

Fresh veggies. Buy your own to wash and chop. Or pick up prewashed, precut veggies like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas, and celery to serve as a snack, toss into salads, or steam.

Low-fat cheese. Stock reduced-fat block cheese such as Cracker Barrel 2 percent milk cheese, reduced-fat string cheese, Laughing Cow minis, and part-skim shredded cheese.