Staples for Stocking a Healthy Pantry

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sta·ple: an item you are so much better off having on hand for easy meal assembly any day of the week. What does your list of staples include?

I've shared those we keep constantly stocked in the refrigerator and the freezer, so here is the final set of the staples for stocking a healthy pantry.

Grains

  • Whole grain cereal
  • Granola
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice (we keep several varieties: instant, jasmine, basmati,etc.)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Corn taco shells, all-natural

Canned Protein

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Kidney beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Navy beans
  • Refried black beans

Canned Fruits & Vegetables

  • Diced tomatoes, no-salt added
  • Diced green chiles
  • Tomato sauce
  • Olives
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Red peppers
  • Bean sprouts
  • Corn
  • Pumpkin
  • Coconut milk

Nuts & Seeds 

  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Sliced almonds
  • Mixed nuts
  • Peanuts

Snack Foods

  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Squeeze pouches
  • LARA Bars
  • Organic popcorn
  • All-natural alphabet and/or animal cookies
  • Rice cakes, lightly salted

Dried fruit

  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Figs
  • Apricots
  • Freeze-dried fruit like mangoes or blueberries

Baking Supplies

  • Gluten-free flour (since I require a GF diet)
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Corn meal
  • Almond meal
  • Coconut flour
  • Oat flour
  • Quinoa flour
  • Psyllium Husk
  • Gelatin, unsweetened
  • Yeast
  • Sweeteners: white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, molasses
  • Cacao powder, unsweetened
  • Coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • Chocolate chips
  • Vanilla

Oils

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Sesame oil

Dried Herbs & Spices

Sauces and Condiments

  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Vinegars: balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, apple cider, white
  • All-natural nut butters (before being opened)
  • Fruit preserves
  • Thai sauce
  • Tomato & Basil spaghetti sauce
  • Enchilada sauce

Beverages

  • Coconut water, unsweetened (unopened)
  • Almond milk, unsweetened (unopened)
  • Coffee grounds (unopened)
  • Tea
  • V8 Juice (unopened)
  • Whey protein powder, chocolate and vanilla