Your Postpartum Pantry

What You Need

Nutrients

Have On Hand

Dairy

Calcium, protein.

Low-fat milk, yogurt or kefir, single-serve puddings, low-fat cheese, cottage cheese.

Small meals

B vitamins, iron, protein, vitamin C.

Turkey or chicken breast, steak, canned white tuna or salmon, eggs (protein, iron, B vitamins); canned beans (protein, folate, iron); sweet potatoes, precut vegetables, frozen broccoli and cauliflower, canned roasted red peppers, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce (vitamin C).

Snacks

Folate, iron, protein, vitamin C.

Peanut butter (protein, folate); edamame (protein, iron, folate); nuts and sunflower seeds (protein); red pepper slices, grape tomatoes, oranges, grapefruits, berries, kiwis (vitamin C).

Whole grains

B vitamins.

Fiber-rich cereal, whole-wheat bread and crackers, instant oatmeal, whole-grain toaster waffles.