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Title: Filling Up Your Pantry
Physical Description: Fact sheet
Creator: Valentín-Oquendo, Isabel
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Publication date: October 2000. First published: March, 1998. Revised: October 2000"
General Note: "FCS 1074"
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide resea rch, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, hand icap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. F lorida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean 1.This document is FCS 1074, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, Florida C ooperative Extension Service, Ins titute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: October 2 000. First published: March, 1998. Revised: October 2000. Appreciation is given to Linda B. Bobroff, Ph.D., R.D., Food and Nutr ition Specialist, and Mary Harrison, Consumer Education Specialist, Family, Youth & Community Sciences for their review and helpful feedback. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu 2.Isabel Valentin-Oquendo, M.S., R.D., L.D/N, Assistant-In and Curriculum Coordinator, Family Nutr ition Program, Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Ins titute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. Fact Sheet 1074Filling Up Your Pantry1Isabel Valentin-OquendoHaving basic foods in your pantry helps you in the preparation of quick, easy, and nutritious meals. Following is a list of staples that could be used to fill your pantry:Breads, Cereals, Rice, PastasWhole-grain breakfast cereal Hot cereal (oatmeal, farina) Whole wheat crackers Rice Noodles/spaghe tti/macaroniVegetablesInstant mashed potatoes Canned vegetables* (carrots/peas, mixed vegetables, potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, corn) Spaghetti sauce* Vegetable juice* Choose low sodium products ** Choose those packed with no sugar added or in juiceFruitCanned Fruits** Dried fruits (raisins, apricots) Fruit juicesDairy ProductsNon fat dried milk or evaporated skim milk UHT milkMeat and SubstitutesTuna fish Canned chicken chunks Canned beef stew Baked beans Canned beans (kidney, lima, pinto) Peanut butter Condensed soup* (split peas)


Filling Up Your Pantry Page 2 October 2000 Other Foods Instant pudding mix Hot chocolate mix/coffee/tea Jam/jelly Pancake/muffin mixIdeas For Creative Meals Using Foods From Your PantryMexican Soup canned kidney beans prepared chunky salsa corn (canned) chicken broth (canned) macaroni red/green peppers onion Pasta Salad pasta or macaroni light Italian dressing vegetables (canned or frozen) canned tuna packed in water cooking vegetable oil Bean Stew with Rice canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans) stewed tomatoes onion garlic chili pepper cooking vegetable oil cooked rice Here is an idea for using staples from your pantry or leftover food. Main Dish Casserole 1 cup protein food (tuna, chicken or ham chunks, beans, eggs, cheese) 2 cups cooked starchy food (rice or pasta) 2 cups vegetables, canned or frozen (tomatoes, corn, mixed vegetables) Sauce to moisten (tomato sauce, canned cream soups, gravy, white sauce) Seasoning to taste Crunchy topping (crushed cereal, bread crumbs, cracker crumbs) Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.Simple Food CombinationsCereal with fruit and milk or yogurt Crackers with tuna or peanut better or cheese Chicken and spaghetti sauce over rice or pasta Fruit shakes (fruit with milk or frozen yogurt)