Stock Your Pantry with These Healthy Brands

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Don't skip breakfast and you'll lose weightBe mindful about what goes in your body–not just to lose weight, but for better health. These pantry items, from brown rice to gluten-free bread to chicken stock, are a great start. From The Immune System Recovery Plan, by Susan Blum, M.D.

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This pantry list was created by our team at Blum Center for Health, with our culinary director, Marti Wolfson, at the helm. In addition to the foods we use in our teaching kitchen, we pooled our favorite choices from our own home pantries.

Grains/Flours
Lundberg—short-grain brown rice, brown basmati rice, brown jasmine rice, brown sushi rice, rice pasta, rice cakes
Texmati—whole grains and rice cakes
Shiloh Farms—quinoa, amaranth, millet, teff, and other less common grains
Harvest Grain—quinoa, quinoa pasta, quinoa flakes
Eden—100 percent buckwheat noodles
Bob’s Red Mill—all gluten-free flours and oats
Asian Kitchen—rice and bean thread noodles
Udi’s and Food for Life—gluten-free breads
Mary’s Gone Crackers—gluten-free crackers
Glutino—gluten-free bread crumbs

Legumes
Westbrae—all canned beans
Eden—all canned beans
Brad’s—all canned beans
Shiloh Farms—organic dry beans and lentils

Oils
Zoe—reasonably priced extra-virgin cold-pressed oil
Omega Nutrition—coconut oil (extra-virgin and neutral)
International Harvest—coconut oil
Spectrum—sesame oil, toasted sesame oil, and coconut oil
Purity Farms—ghee

Nut Butters
Once Again—all nut butters
Brad’s—almond butter, peanut butter, and tahini

Frozen Berries
Cascadian Farms—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries
Woodstock Farms—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries

Vinegar and Soy Sauce
Bragg’s—apple cider vinegar, liquid aminos
Spectrum—apple cider vinegar
San-Jmdash—tamari, shoyu

Non-Dairy Milk
Pacific—organic vanilla and unsweetened rice, almond, soy, and hemp milks
Rice Dream—organic rice and soy milks
Whole Foods 365—organic rice and almond milks
Asian Kitchen—canned coconut milk
Edensoy—organic soy milk

Sea Vegetables
Eden—all sea vegetables
Maine Coast—all sea vegetables

Sweeteners
Lundberg—brown rice syrup
Madhava—agave syrup and coconut sugar
Wholesome—Sucanat

Vegetable Stock
Rapunzel—vegan bouillon cubes
Pacific—organic vegetable and chicken stocks

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