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Stocking Your Phase One Pantry

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To reduce temptation and simplify meal planning, it would, ideally, be great to go through your pantry and eliminate all items that aren’t on Phase One. If for some reason this isn’t possible, a separate cupboard, or at the very least a shelf where everything there is an “allowed” option, might be a good idea.Following are two lists.

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Menu Planing

menu-planing One of the best time-savers we can incorporate is weekly or even bi-weekly meal planning. This doesn’t necessarily mean you will only make one shopping trip; that’s a challenge when you are trying to base your meals on fresh, wholesome foods. (Although if your area has access to Community Supported Agriculture with a home delivery service it is certainly possible.)

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FOOD STORAGE

food-storage The most cost-effective, healthy way to store food (left-overs, dry goods and liquids) is in glass containers. There is much controversy over the safety of plastic food storage containers, even those labeled BPA- free. Using glass eliminates that worry, plus the problem of stained containers (glass always comes clean).

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Important Features of Food Labels

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Most of the features of a food label are completely irrelevant to nutritionists, but other things are helpful.

MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES
Serving size and servings per container.

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baking-tips
Alternative Baking is a hot topic these days! As many of you have discovered, taking out grains and sugar in a baking recipe can be a real challenge.

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Microwaving Food

microwave Microwave ovens are generally considered off limits when it comes to eating healthily. Even the term "microwave" carries a connotation that makes most healthy types scoff; microwaves are for the masses who don't take time to actually prepare food and who have no desire to ensure their food is as vibrant and healthy as it could possibly be.

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How To Choose Quality Cookware

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So many pans, so little time! It’s true, there is so much cookware to choose from these days that it’s hard to tell where to begin. However...

1. You can never go wrong with cast iron cookware for skillets and Dutch ovens. Cast iron heats evenly and maintains heat as well as the most expensive cookware out there.

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