Having a well-stocked pantry is key to eating healthy.
When you prepare your own meals, you can control portion size and ingredients.
You can also stock your kitchen with foods that are better for your heart and better for your family.
Choose heart-smart cooking oils like canola or olive oil. Use margarine when baking to reduce fat. Remove junk from your cupboards. Stock up on lean foods, produce, legumes, and low-fat dairy.
Wellness Dietitian at the Healthy Living Program at Mayo Clinic, Angie Murad, discusses how to stock a heart healthy kitchen.