When I was first starting out on my healthy eating journey, stocking my fridge was the easy part. I knew fruit and veggies were good for me, so I would just buy a bunch of fresh produce and call it good. But when it came to my pantry, I was stumped. What was good and what wasn’t? What was I going to do to fill in the gaps between all of this produce? Especially having a picky kiddo – it took a lot of trial and error. Once it was stocked, it was easier to see what we continually used over and over again. It was also sad to see what items never got touched. Now I know what we like and what to keep on hand.
Nuts and Seeds:
Flaxseeds (bonus tip – flaxseeds can’t be digested whole. Grind some up in your blender and keep it in your fridge so it’s ready when you need it.)
Grains (All gluten free):
Steel cut oats
Old fashioned oats
Tomatoes (Did you know they’re not supposed to be refrigerated until cut? Blew my mind!)
Honey (Many vegans don’t use honey and I completely respect that. I source my honey locally from a responsible farm that I feel comfortable using.
Red pepper flakes
Natural peanut butter
My hope for this is that it reduces some of the confusion. I also hope to save you from the wasted money and food frustration that I went through to get there.
Having a consistent list to work from makes meal prep and planning so much easier because you don’t have to wonder what’s on hand or what you need to grab from the store.
Want to know what I keep in my fridge? Click here!
What does your pantry look like? What are your absolute must-haves? Let me know below – I’m always looking to try new things!