Food Babe’s Pantry Staples

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”

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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!

  Breakfast/Breads   Drinks
  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
  Quinoa Flakes    
  Farro   Condiments/Other Staples
  Brown Rice   Ketchup
  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
      Tamari
  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
  Green Lentils   Pickles
  Yellow Lentils   Olives
  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
  Currants   Coconut Palm Sugar
  Figs   Date Sugar
  Prunes   Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Power
  Dates   Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  Walnuts   Aluminum Free Baking Powder
  Almonds   Stevia Extract
  Pistachios    
  Brazil Nuts   Freezer
  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
      Frozen Corn
  Snacks   Frozen Artichokes
  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?

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Food Babe

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