By Jamie G. Dougherty

I know I’ve been talkin’ a lot about cleaning your body and your mind. And though that is all fine and great to get you feeling oh-so-spring- clean, there is always that one place, the last vestige of unhealthy food that people forget about…the pantry!
Pantries are truly the final frontier of “hazardous for your health” foods because pantry food must be shelf stable. This means food items are pumped full of chemicals, hydrogenated oils and preservatives to make them last longer. We know cookies, crackers, cake mix and sugared cereals are obvious throw-outs, but what about the not-so-noticeable pantry foods?

Here are my top 3, clean for spring, pantry purges. Toss these three out of your pretty little pantry and you will be good to go!

Jamie’s top 3 pantry purges:

Cooking Oils, Fats & Sprays

OUT – Aerosol oils (PAM) and vegetable shortenings. Dump the corn, peanut, vegetable, soybean, canola & safflower oils, margarine, vegan buttery spread and Crisco.
INHigh quality extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sesame oil, flaxseed & hemp oils, ghee/clarified butter, organic butter.


OUT – Bouillon cubes, powder or canned stock. Full of sugar, low quality salt, MSG, and genetically modified ingredients.
IN – Homemade or organic boxed stock (Pacific Naturals Vegetable Stock is very good).

Salad Dressing and Sauces

OUT – Bottled dressings, marinades, sugary BBQ sauce, ketchup, soy sauce.
IN – Fruit sweetened ketchup and BBQ sauce, tamari/shoyu, and homemade dressings. Use good oils, balsamic/red wine vinegar, ginger/sesame oil/tamari, tahini with lemon.

Want more tasty info on how to get deliciously clean this spring? Join me for my EAT, DRINK, DANCE + DETOX call on May 9th to get all the goods you need to feel light, energized and seriously lovin’ your spring body.

Jamie G. Dougherty, founder of, empowers busy women to break through body and food barriers to see their life and body bloom! She is also the creator of the Delicious Detox Program: 10 Days to a more Divine and Delicious YOU! If you feel hungry, stuck and unsatisfied with your food and your body be sure to visit Jamie’s website to get her FREE 5-Step Guide to Fabulous. Seriously ladies, get ready for Jamie to rock your world!