13 Must-Have Items for Your Pantry

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Breadcrumbs
They make a great low-fat coating for chicken or fish. Ask for whole-wheat breadcrumbs in the supermarket or make your own flavored kind by blending a ... more 
Photo by: Martha Stewart Living
Breadcrumbs
They make a great low-fat coating for chicken or fish. Ask for whole-wheat breadcrumbs in the supermarket or make your own flavored kind by blending a couple of slices of dried bread with dried herbs, some salt, and chopped nuts in a food processor until you reach the desired crumb size.
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Stocking the cupboards with the right ingredients means you're always prepared to transform chicken, fish, tofu, or beef into a healthy dinner.



We asked four renowned chefs -- Jody Adams, Mary Nearn, Michel Nischan, and Nora Pouillon -- plus famed nutritionist Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., to tell us what they keep on hand in their kitchens. In addition to wholesome staples such as walnuts, blueberries, and frozen spinach, they also stock seasonings -- citrus, mustards, and organic oils -- to pack in flavor without too much fat. Our experts' favorite ingredients will ensure that you never have to sacrifice nutrition or convenience. Get shopping!



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