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Med Way Kitchen Staples

Keep a variety of these key ingredients on hand to help you make simple, delicious, and satisfying meals.

Dry or Canned Foods

  • Canned vegetables
    no added salt
  • Dried or canned beans
    no/low added salt if canned
  • Tomato paste or sauce
    no/low added salt, no/low added sugar
  • Canned fruit
    packed in own juices or water
  • Dried fruit
    no added sugar
  • Whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, bulgur, barley, millet, farro)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Whole-grain crackers
    no/low added salt, no/low added sugar, minimal ingredients
  • Canned tuna or salmon
    packed in water or olive oil
  • Nuts and seeds
    no/low added salt, no added sugar
  • Nut butter
    no/low added salt, no/low added sugar, minimal ingredients
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
    no/low added salt

Condiments, Spices, and Aromatics

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Vinegars (balsamic, cider, red wine, white wine, sherry)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 or 4 dried herbs and spices
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Limes and Lemons

Freezer Foods

  • Chicken
  • Lean ground beef or ground turkey breast
  • Fish or other seafood
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Fruit
    no added sugar
  • Vegetables
    no added salt

Refrigerator Foods

  • Pre-washed salad greens
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Hummus
  • Eggs
  • Low-fat milk
  • Plain Greek yogurt