Give Your Pantry a Healthy Makeover

Upgrade these pantry staples for even healthier ones and your pantry will be looking good―and good for you―in no time.

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Photo by Frances Janisch

Swap: White flour
For: Whole wheat flour
Since it’s made from the entire wheat grain, whole wheat flour is higher in fiber and nutrients. 


Swap: Iodized salt
For: Kosher salt
Grains of iodized salt are two-and-a-half times smaller than those of their kosher counterparts―meaning you get a lot more per pinch and, hence, more sodium in your dish. Kosher salt also enhances the flavor of whatever you’re serving instead of making it taste salty, as iodized does.


Swap: White pasta 
For: Whole wheat pasta
Made with whole grains instead of refined ones that have been stripped of their brand and germ, the brown stuff packs more fiber, vitamins, and minerals per bite.