It's a new month... NO FRIDGE SHOULD BE WITHOUT THESE One secret to preparing healthy meals is having the right ingredients on hand. Here are some basics dietitians believe no fridge should be without: 1. Eggs: “Eggs are conveniently packaged, rich in nutrients, low in calories and packed with high-quality protein. Eggs are affordable, easy protein source for breakfast, snacks, salads and dinner. Although you can eat unlimited egg whites, egg yolks are high in cholesterol. Hard-boiled eggs for snacks or salads are okay and can be kept in the fridge. 2. Veggies: Keep a variety of fresh veggies in the fridge at all times: broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and other basics. “It should make up one-third of your diet. Vegetables are packed with vitamins (A, B2, B6, C, E and K, and folate) and minerals (calcium, copper, fiber, magnesium, potassium and zinc). They can be added to soups, salads, rice, pasta, smoothies and protein shakes,” “But stay away from high-calorie dressings,” 3. Berries: “Berries are low in sugar, compared to other fruits. They’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (specifically vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber). 4. Low-fat Greek yogurt; Plain, non-fat or low-fat Greek yoghurt are good sources of pro-biotics and protein. 5. Other lean proteins to have in your fridge: Cooked chicken breast (without the skin), grilled turkey, beans and quinoa.