Pantry Staples

Pantry Staples

How often are do you decide to make something for dinner only to discover that you don’t have an item in your pantry that you need????  It happens to the best of us!  This is why it is so important to keep a well stocked pantry.  This small shift will really make preparing healthy dishes so much easier and less stressful! Some of you will have many of these items already.   For others, this will be a complete shift as you move toward leaving behind those items that are full of preservatives and toxins! Meals will come together in no time if you keep these items on hand! Here we go!

  • Flours: Both all purpose and whole wheat if you use those and aren’t eliminating gluten in your diet.  (you don’t need self rising).  We keep a variety of others on hand that are a little more health conscious also such as coconut, almond, and brown rice.
  • Baking soda and Baking powder
  • Khosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • Vinegars (Red wine and Balsalmic)
  • Onion/Shallot/Garlic
  • Honey
  • Old Fashioned Oats (preferably gluten free)
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds
  • Raisins
  • Cranberries
  • Pasta, we prefer quinoa and brown rice
  • Brown Rice, quinoa (other grains such as buckwheat, millet)
  • Panko bread crumbs (Brown rice if you can find it )  Ian’s is a good brand
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned whole tomatoes
  • Canned tomato paste
  • Good quality jarred marinara sauce (organic if possible)
  • Canned tuna and salmon (sustainbly caught)
  • Chicken Stock
  • Beef stock
  • Spices:  garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, chili powder, cinnamon, whole nutmeg, minced onion
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsweetened apple sauce
  • Black beans (if canned, look for BPA free)
  • Pinto beans(if canned, look for BPA free)