This post right here has been long in the making! The question “What’s in your pantry and/or how can I stock my pantry” has been asked so many times via email, Facebook or in comments…Sorry it’s taken so long to finally share this information with you!
I’ve put together a list of all the items in my cupboard that are must haves (I don’t really have a pantry – it’s a make shift broom closet converted)… And there will be no pictures or peaking in this make shift pantry either, because it is a DISASTER! Spices are falling from being stacked too high, things are shoved in left and right, random oat groats spilled everywhere, it’s absolute chaos in there! My husband calls the whole scene one big booby trap and thinks I’m out to get him. Can you see it now – “Food Babe’s husband knocked unconscious by spaghetti sauce”
One day I’ll have a walk-in pantry and never have to live through this embarrassment again – One day.
A couple of things you’ll notice about my staples – They are all certified organic (unless noted otherwise), you won’t see processed soy products, there’s no white enriched flour anywhere, or refined sugar. A clean pantry like this is easily attainable with the right swaps and choices. You can do it!
One of the best things I ever did was clean out my cabinets about 5 years ago and got rid of all the chemical filled junk. I donated it all and I haven’t looked back. That includes things like baking powder with aluminum that I could have continued to use for another year or two…but made a decision that I could afford to do better.
If you know me, you know this – I’d rather spend money on food vs. anything else. This is why my husband and I have shared a car for last 4 years…this is the reason why I prefer to eat at home or eat at the best restaurant that I know will serve the highest quality ingredients. This is why when I travel, I take pricey travel size foods like packets of green vibrance, raw almond butter and chia seeds with me. This is why it doesn’t bother me to shop at the best places for food like Healthy Home Market and Earth Fare. But this is also why, I will save an 1/8 of an organic red onion. I am crazy about not wasting good food either!
Ok onto the list… I’ve included a printable version right here – Food Babe’s Pantry Staples, in case you’d like to print it out for reference or to take to the grocery store! Happy browsing, shopping and eating!
|Oat Groats||Larry’s Beans Coffee|
|Steel Cut Oats||Synergy Kombucha|
|Gluten Free Rolled Oats||Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water|
|Ezekiel English Muffins – Cinnamon Raisin||GT’s Kombucha|
|Ezekiel Bread – Sesame||Assorted Yogi, Traditional Medicinals, & Numi Teas|
|Nature’s Path Hemp Waffles|
|Chia Seeds (Whole)||Dessert/Sweets|
|Flaxseeds (Whole)||Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (not organic)|
|Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (not organic)||Green’s and Black’s White Chocolate|
|Navitas Naturals Hemp Protein||Sunspire 65% Dark Chocolate Chips|
|Arrowhead Mills Puffed Kamut||Righteously Raw Bars|
|Ezekiel Cereal – Any flavor||Van’s Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches|
|Kaia Foods Raw Buckwheat Granola||Coconut Bliss Ice Cream – Ginger Cookie|
|Coconut Bliss Ice Cream – Cherry Amaretto|
|Pasta/Grains||Seitenbacher Strawberry Alligator Gummies (not organic)|
|Organic Planet Buckwheat Soba Noddles||Go Raw Coconut Cookies|
|Organic Planet Whole Wheat Udon Noddles||Yummy Earth – Butterscotch Drops|
|Organic Planet Whole Wheat Lomein Noddles||Twin Cakes – Cashew Coconut Biscotti (not organic)|
|Ezekiel Penne Pasta||Chocolate Hazelnut Spread|
|Ezekiel Linguine||Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal|
|TruRoots Sprouted Quinoa||Assorted Pacari Chocolate|
|Red Himalayan Rice||Yellow Mustard|
|Oat Flour||Apple Cider Vinegar|
|Whole Wheat Pastry Flour||Cold-Pressed Olive Oil|
|Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs||Nutiva Hemp Oil|
|Spelt Flour||Coconut Oil|
|Beans||Eden Farm’s Ponzu Sauce (not organic)|
|Eden Farms – Garbanzo Beans||Eden Farm’s Miran (not organic)|
|Eden Farms – Red Kidney Beans||Balsamic Vinegar|
|Eden Farms – Black Beans||Organic Rice Wine Vinegar|
|Eden Farms – Cannelli Beans||Maple Syrup|
|TruRoots Sprouted Lentils||Raw Local Honey|
|Dry Garbanzo Beans||Himalayan Sea Salt|
|Dry Non-Irradiated Spices (Too many to list!)|
|Nuts/Dried Fruit||Imagine Low Sodium Vegetable Broth|
|Goji Berries||Imagine Low Sodium Chicken Broth|
|Golden Berries||Eden Farms Spaghetti Sauce|
|Himalayan Raisins||Seeds of Change – Tuscan and Garlic Tomato Sauce|
|Raisins||Artisana Coconut Butter|
|Currents||Coconut Palm Sugar|
|Prunes||Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Power|
|Dates||Unsweetened Coconut Flakes|
|Walnuts||Aluminum Free Baking Powder|
|Pecans||Ezekiel Whole Wheat Sprouted Tortillas|
|Cashews||Ezekiel Corn Tortillas|
|Sesame Seeds||Frozen Mango|
|Sunflower Seeds||Frozen Strawberries|
|Pumpkin Seeds||Frozen Blueberries|
|Artisana Tahini||Frozen Mixed Berries|
|MaraNatha Almond Butter||Frozen Acai|
|Unique Splits – Sprouted Wheat Pretzels|
|Mary’s Gone Crackers – Onion & Plain|
|Mary’s Gone Sticks and Twig Pretzels – Sea Salt & Curry|
|Late July Summer Blues Tortilla Chips|
|Late July Yellow Corn Chips|
|Suzie’s Thin Cakes – Flax & Spelt (not organic)|
|Twin Cakes – Plain Jane Crackers (not certified organic)|
|Twin Cakes – Kale Crackers (not certified organic)|
|Mauk Family Farms Raw Wheat Free Crusts|
|Organic Popcorn (Dry Kernels – not microwave bags)|
If you have any questions about the brands I choose or staples I have – Please feel free to ask away! There is a method behind my madness and choices! I’ve been through lots of trial and error…everything on this list comes highly recommended!
You can even find some of the items on the Food Babe Shop – Have you checked that out yet?
Toot a Loo!