10 Must-Have Pantry Staples


Canned Fish

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, sardines, and light tuna is a much more budget-friendly way to get your weekly fish quota (white albacore tuna is too high in mercury to enjoy on a regular basis, so buy “light” tuna instead), and the cans keep for a while in your pantry. They’re each packed with protein and can be added to salads and casseroles, formed into patties, or incorporated into all sorts of recipes.