Are you sabotaging your diet? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer says that having an all or nothing mentality about dieting will end up backfiring in the end - so if you slip up and eat something unhealthy, don't throw the towel in! Just get right back on track. Stock your fridge with healthy foods so that you're not tempted to order out. Remember, there's no one size fits all diet plan - eat as healthy as you can by following what works for you.

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  • Oats

    Each serving costs less than 20 cents when you buy plain, dry oats in big canisters.

  • Beans

    This pantry staple is good for about 5 years, so stock up on cans when they go on sale!

  • Peanut Butter

    Any brand of "natural" peanut butter makes an easy spread for apple slices or a classic PB&J.

  • Eggs

    Eggs are a low-cost, high-quality protein source that last about three weeks in the shell when stored properly.

  • Non-Fat Yogurt

    Buying the large 32-ounce tubs of non-fat yogurt is less expensive than two 16-ounce containers.

  • Carrots

    To save money, buy a bag of whole carrots and cut them into sticks when you get home.

  • Apples

    These delicious gems store well in the fridge (6-8 weeks) so feel free to grab those handy 3 pound bags.

  • Frozen Tilapia

    This mild and versatile fish is really easy to cook, and tends to be one of the cheaper varieties available.

  • Frozen Spinach

    One of the best deals in the supermarket, frozen spinach can be thawed and added to just about any dish from marinara sauce to turkey burgers.

  • Whole-Grain Pasta

    This shelf stable pantry must-have cooks up quickly and is perfect for adding into soup or tossing with veggies and chicken for a quick dinner.



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