Nuts and seeds

I store nuts, like almonds, walnuts, and cashews, in the freezer to extend their shelf life, which is important to help limit waste and stretch a food budget. (And bonus: this makes them extra crunchy). Nuts are a great snack and they can also be worked into a variety of recipes, from oatmeal and yogurt to trail mix and salads. Nuts contain the power pair of protein and fiber, which can help control blood sugar, making them ideal for people with diabetes.

You’ll also find tubs of seeds, like pumpkin and sunflower, in my freezer door, right next to the nuts. Seeds can be enjoyed on their own as a snack, or worked into recipes similar to nuts for a satisfying crunch. Plus, pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc, which can help boost immunity.