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Clean Choice Awards 2013: Pantry Staples

Keeping your pantry well stocked is key to being able to whip up a quick, healthy meal in minutes.
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Kelapo Spray

Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
Loved by vegans and clean eaters alike, multipurpose coconut oil is now available in oh-so-convenient spray cans. Just a quick spritz of this extra-virgin coconut oil will prime your pan for the fuss-free nonstick cooking of our fast and fresh stir-frys on page 44. $7.50, kelapo.com

Wild Planet Sardines

Wild Planet Foods Wild Sardines in Water
Knock out your midday snack and 50% of your daily dose of omega-3s in one fell swoop. These meaty little nutrition powerhouses are sustainably caught along the central California coastline and are flavorful enough to eat out of a BPA-free can. $3.50, wildplanetfoods.com

Vital Choice Tuna Pouches

Vital Choice Tuna Pouches
Succulent tuna in a light, travel-friendly pouch is the clean eater’s ultimate take-to-go protein source. We like adding it to sandwiches, salads, casseroles, melts and pastas. $7.50, vitalchoice.com

Eden Crushed Tomatoes

Eden Foods Organic Crushed Tomatoes
We know you’re an ambitious bunch of DIY’ers, but sometimes canning your own tomatoes just isn’t possible. The next best thing: these scrumptious jarred tomatoes packed in amber glass to protect your lycopene-packed tomatoes from light damage. $3, edenfoods.com

Sistema Organa Robust Olive Oil

Sistema Organa Robust Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Smooth and buttery with a pop of pepper on the finish, this cold-pressed oil is delicious drizzled on salads and antipasto, but unlike many extra-virgin olive oils, its high smoke point also opens up this luxurious oil to cooking and sautéing. $24, amazon.com

NUCO Coconut Milk Powder

NUCO Organic Vegetarian Coconut Milk Powder
Organic, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, this coconut milk powder transforms into a deliciously simple coconut milk with the addition of water. Try it in smoothies, coffee, tea and recipes for an added hit of essential fatty acids. $9 per 9-oz bag, nucoconut.com

Spicely Arrowroot Powder

Spicely Organic Spices Arrowroot Powder
Do you ever get frustrated buying a big bag of arrowroot when you end up only using a small amount of it? This compact box won’t take up valuable pantry space, but you’ll have it on hand when you need it. Arrowroot is a great thickener for anything, from sauces to pie fillings. $3 per 0.5-oz box, spicely.com

Mary's Gone Crackers Just The Crumbs

Mary’s Gone Crackers Original Just the Crumbs
These gluten-free bread crumbs are actually crumbs leftover from the production of their famous crackers. Just like Mary’s incredible crackers, these crumbs hit the mark for great taste and amazing flaky texture. We especially love using these to make breaded and baked mushrooms! $5, marysgonecrackers.com

Fig Food Co Bean Pouch

Fig Food Co. Organic Cannellini Beans
An alternative to canned beans, this incredible line of ready-to-eat organic legumes includes chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans and much more. Soon to come out in a BPA-free, easy-open, stand-up pouch, these beans make whipping up a quick meal extra easy! $3, figfood.com for retail location