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Healthy Pantry Staples – Our Pantry Essentials Guide

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A well-stocked kitchen full of healthy pantry staples is more than halfway there when it comes to eating healthy. When you have everything you need at your fingertips, making delicious, satisfying, healthy meals is just that much easier. And easier means you’re more likely to do it, and less likely to hit the drive-thru. So, let’s make it easier, shall we?

You don't have to buy it all at once

Before I get into all the healthy pantry staples you need for a well-stocked kitchen and pantry, I think it’s important to note that you don’t have to go out and buy everything from this list that you might be missing, like, tomorrow. It’s best to accumulate these healthy pantry staples over time, so it’s easier on your budget and on your storage space. When you acquire these items a few at a time, your grocery budget won’t be as strained as it would if you buy them all at once. Plus, it’s easier to find a new home for new items a few at a time.

So, just because this is an extensive list of healthy pantry staples, don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune.

A well stocked kitchen can enable you to throw together a meal even when you haven’t planned one, saving you money from dining out and saving you time from having to drive somewhere to eat.

Healthy Pantry Staples

OILS AND VINEGARS

Red wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
White wine vinegar
Rice wine vinegar
Sesame oil
Avocado oil
Extra virgin olive oil

REFRIGERATOR

Bottled minced garlic 
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Pure maple syrup
Parmesan cheese
Cheddar cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Eggs
Milk or Almond milk
Natural peanut butter

GRAINS AND BAKING

100% whole wheat flour
Whole wheat breadcrumbs
Almond meal or flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Oats
Brown rice
Quinoa
100% Whole grain pasta
100% Whole grain bread

DRIED SPICES

Kosher salt
Iodized (table) salt
Black pepper
Cumin
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Coriander
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Ground cloves
Ground ginger
Dried basil
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Sesame seeds

FREEZER

Frozen diced onions
Frozen diced bell peppers
Frozen steam-in-bag veggies
Frozen seafood

OTHER

Bragg Liquid Aminos
Honey
Cornstarch

Handy Infographic

Be sure to save this handy infographic of all the healthy pantry staples to your mobile device so you can check it easily at the store.

Healthy Pantry Staples

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