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5 Staples for Easy Low-fat Dinners

With these staples in your pantry, fattening fast food will be a long-forgotten memory. See more easy weeknight meals pictures.

Eating healthy is a challenge for many people, but not because the desire for good health isn't there. Sometimes a busy lifestyle and work schedule can lead to a poor diet because the nutritious items you need to eat healthy simply aren't in your pantry or fridge.

Creating a healthy menu is all about keeping some staple items in your house to ensure that you can create a tasty meal that's also good for you. A long day plus no food in the house leads to bad choices like pizza delivery or high-sodium, packaged meals. Here are five tips for stocking your kitchen that will keep you one step ahead in the battle of the bulge.