My 10 Must-Have Foods for the Fridge

Reduced-fat cheese

Cheese is one of my go-to snacks, whether I’m grabbing a stick of part-skim string cheese or a scoop of low-fat cottage cheese. It’s rich in protein, which curbs hunger and boosts energy, and also offers up calcium to help maintain strong bones and manage blood pressure (calcium helps relieve PMS symptoms too!). And by selecting reduced-fat varieties whenever possible, you’ll keep calories and unhealthy saturated fat to a minimum. I also keep slices and bags of shredded reduced-fat cheese on hand for creating lighter versions of family favorites like cheeseburgers, tacos, lasagna, and grilled chicken Parmesan.