10 Must-Have Pantry Staples


Canned/In-Pouch Salmon

The health benefits of eating omega-3 rich fish like wild salmon are clear, but the price of fresh fish can be hard to swallow, especially if you’re feeding an entire family. Canned wild (Alaskan) salmon is a much more budget-friendly way to get your weekly fish quota, and it keeps for quite a while in your pantry.  

Canned salmon is perfect for cold salmon salad and warm salmon melts, and it makes great salmon cakes when mixed with egg, milk, and whole oats. Kids will love its mild flavor, too.  Of course, canned salmon provides a hefty dose of sodium, so you’ll want to take that into consideration if you’re watching your salt intake. Try it in this recipe.

While you’re headed out shopping, check out what to stock in your fridge and freezer.