One of my dearest friends and I were having a talk about food a few weeks ago…shocker! She asked me what I regularly stocked my cabinets and refrigerator with and as I rattled off a long list of produce, legumes, nuts, seeds, beans and a few other things peppered in, I thought maybe a few of you might be curious to know also.
I am plant-based so my food reflects that. Nutrient rich and versatile foods are a must, but at the same time I am working with a budget, so I have to keep that in mind when I’m thinking about the “shelf-life” of an item and if it’s a one time use ingredient or not.
I make my very best effort to have a wide variety on hand when it comes to my protein, fat and carbohydrate sources as well as foods with key vitamins and minerals.
Here is a breakdown for you all, sure it changes depending on the season and I usually only have half of the items in each category on hand at a time, but more or less these are the basics:
Pumpkin (fresh or canned)
Spinach (fresh or frozen)
Gluten free all-purpose flour (sorghum/tapioca/garbanzo bean/fava bean)
Oats/ oat flour
(don’t worry, I know it’s technically not a grain)
Whole wheat flour
Whole wheat pastry
Hemp seed hearts
Cinnamon (used every day)
Chili powder and/or flakes
Fruit spreads (reduced or no sugar added)
Grade A maple syrup
70% or 88% Endangered species chocolate
Apple cider vinegar
Gluten-free bread (usually a millet/rice/quinoa/seed blend)
Homemade vegan dessert/snack
Non-dairy milk (rice, soy, coconut, rice/quinoa blend, almond)
Popcorn (air popped is my jam!)
Rice (brown or black…sometimes sushi)
Tea (sleepy time, ginger, mint, passion fruit, mild green tea blends)
Here is my list of things I would like to incorporate more into my regular routine:
4 thoughts on “Kitchen Staples”
As a rising nutrient-conscious person i L-O-V-E this advice and am totally glad i'm already incorporating this into my diet…YOU ARE AWESOME! loves you and hope all is well
That is really sweet of you to say Jezzette, I am so happy you liked the post!! It's so exciting that more and more people are realizing that healthy eating is so much less complicated than some people think. Let me know if you ever want me to post about a particular topic! Miss and love you girl 🙂
Love your list! SO healthy and plant-based 🙂 I just stocked up on Endangered Species dark chocolate…I'm a total fanatic! PS–you're gorg!
Thank you so much Alexis, you're so sweet!!! OMG that chocolate is my weakness, I almost always have 2-3 bars on hand…maybe that's bad, but 1 square a day keeps me in my happy place, lol.