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The Three Ingredients To Always Keep In Your Pantry, From Ellie Krieger (VIDEO)

01/17/2014 03:16 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders has three great healthy food items she always keeps stocked in her pantry.

"In my book, I have a complete pantry list. If you have your pantry set, you’ll be ready for the week," said Ellie. The first item she always has in her fridge: pre-washed greens like arugula, spinach or kale. These greens are low-maintenance and can add a dose of freshness to just about any dish, from pasta sauce to soups.

The next must-have food item: no salt-added, non-perishables like canned tomatoes or various beans.

Finally: Ellie loves to keep whole grains in her pantry. "Whole grain, quick-cooking quinoa is great," she told us.

See more of Ellie's delicious tips here

Tips From Ellie Krieger's New Cookbook, "Weeknight Wonders"

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