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10 Foods Dietitians Say You Should Always Keep In The Kitchen

05/08/2015 10:14 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 12:59 EDT

Eating healthy is easier than you think — the secret is keeping good foods on hand at all times.

Canned chickpeas are great, but what about those other kitchen staples that people may not think about or consider? Think outside of the pantry and into the fridge. Greens and eggs and even yogurt are nutritious and delicious, and they aren't nearly as processed as pre-packaged foods.

Dietitian Abby Langer shares the 10 foods you'll always find in her kitchen — but fortunately, not all foods on this list have to be fresh. Some staples can even be stored in the freezer for extended use. Just be sure you aren't keeping them in the freezer too long or else you risk the loss of flavour.

Check out the slideshow below for 10 foods that are essential building blocks for any meal.

10 Foods You Should Always Keep In Your Kitchen