Healthy ways to add flavor

Discover how to prepare healthier meals and tricks to cut back on your salt intake.

Give your kitchen a healthy makeover

If you want to build good eating habits, take a hard look at the contents of your cupboards, fridge and freezer, and make a few simple changes.

Kitchen shopping

Freeze out bad-for-you foods
If your icebox is full of pizza, pasta dinners and ice cream, it's time for a trip to the grocery store.

TOSS high-sodium TV dinners.
STOCK frozen meals that contain less than 750 milligrams of sodium per serving. This is one-third of the sodium most people should have in a day, which makes it a reasonable amount for one meal.
Watch portions: Be aware of portion sizes when you're picking out frozen meals. Some packages are meant to serve two or more people, so you may overeat without knowing it.

TOSS full-fat ice cream.
STOCK light ice cream. Full-fat ice cream can contain 19 percent of the fat you should have in one day―and that's just for a half-cup serving size!
Try single servings: To avoid the temptation of polishing off an entire carton of ice cream, buy pre-portioned treats. Look for light ice-cream sandwiches or no-sugar-added ice pops. Frozen fruit-juice bars are another delicious choice.