My Pantry Essentials

Sooo.. in the past, I posted a helpful little list of things you should focus on only buying when you’re trying to maintain healthy foods within your kitchen that’ll enable a healthy lifestyle.

But I get asked about what the most important “staple” items I use are. For baking n’ stuff. I just moved into a new apartment and my pantry is nice and organized for the time being so I figured it’d be a perfect chance to share what I can’t live without!

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The bottom shelf in this picture is what I consider my “baking” shelf. On it I have:

  • Stevia
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder/soda
  • Coconut flour
  • Peanut flour
  • Almond meal/flour
  • Garbanzo bean flour
  • Xanthan gum
  • Psyllium husk
  • Ground flax seed
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Old fashioned rolled oats (except it’s too big to fit on the shelf)

Upper shelf staples:

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans

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The next pantry is my nuts, dried fruit, and nut butter pantry. The upper shelf speaks for itself – nut butters galore. The bottom shelf:

  • Quest bars
  • Raisins
  • Dried dates
  • Dried, no sugar added, mixed fruit
  • Almost any nut imaginable

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This is my stevia/flavoring shelf! I pretty much hoard flavors of extracts and flavors of stevia. Call me crazy but it helps A LOT when baking.

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The top shelf in this pantry is my “extra” stuff for when I run out. The bottom shelf is what I cook with usually at dinner for flavoring:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Rice vinegar
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Nonstick spray

In the fridge I’ve always got:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Eggs and liquid egg whites
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Lowfat cottage cheese

I’ve also got a tonnnnn of spices. And lastly, I’ve got a shelf of protein powder. I use cellucor and optimum nutrition for the most part, but you can check out my full review of protein powders.

YUUPPP, that’s it! Hope that helps!


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5 comments

  1. JasmineNo Gravatar says:

    Hi, this is the first time I have visited your website and I LOOOOVE IT!!! I was wondering does your unsweetened applesauce still have sugar in it? Cause I find that the unsweetened version still has a lot of sugar, but its all natural?!?

  2. johann bachNo Gravatar says:

    pretty much looks like our shelf! except we keep flours especially flax seed in the freezer as it can get rancid…..if kitchen temps are warm in summer

  3. HannahNo Gravatar says:

    is stevia safe? Ive been researching artificial sweeteners and was wondering what your take on it is… do you worry about how much of it you consume or do you consider it harmless?

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