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Building a Healthy Pantry, Part 1

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When you cook for yourself, you know exactly how much salt, sugar and fat is going into your food. And to cook healthfully, you need to stock up on the good-for-you staples like healthy oils, whole wheat breads and flours, and more.

In this video, Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutrition Services at Joslin, takes you through the ingredients you need to build yourself a healthy pantry.

- Oils for butter and lard
- Fruits for sweets
- Beans for meat
- Spices for salt

You don’t need to get rid of the less-healthy versions of these foods all at once, but substituting them out a few nights a week will help you get on your way to better diabetes control.