NNMC Getting Started: Stock Your Pantry

One of the best strategies to improving your diet is to have a well stocked pantry. With the essentials on hand, you can whip up a quick, healthy meal in no time and will be better prepared when trying a new recipe. A long ingredient list seems much less daunting when you realize that you already have many of the items on hand. He’s my list to give you a start, but you can obviously add and subtract things to fit your personal preferences and cooking style.

Oils and Vinegars

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar

White Wine Vinegar

Sherry Vinegar

Rice Vinegar

Condiments

Mustard

Ketchup

Hot sauce

Hummus

Nut butters

Fruit spreads

Sweet Stuff

Honey

Maple Syrup (the real deal)

Molasses

Brown Sugar

Granulated Sugar

*Nuts, Seeds, and Dried Fruits

Almonds

Pecans

Walnuts

Cashews

Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)

Sunflower seeds

Raisins

Cherries

Prunes

*make sure nuts and seeds are raw, unsalted

Grains

Whole-wheat flour

Whole-wheat pastry flour

Steel cut oats

Regular/Old fashioned oats (not “quick cooking”)

Cornmeal

Whole grain pasta (assorted shapes)

Brown Rice

Bulgur

Wheat berries

Whole-wheat couscous

Quinoa

Popcorn

Whole-wheat bread

Spice Rack

Baking powder

Baking soda

Cayenne pepper

Chili powder

Cinnamon

Coriander

Crushed red pepper flakes

Cumin

Curry powder

Dried basil

Dried oregano

Dried rosemary

Dried thyme

Nutmeg

Paprika

Salt

Vanilla extract

Other

Frozen shrimp

Canned/jarred tomatoes

Tomato paste

Garlic

Onions

Yogurt (pastured)

Eggs (pastured)

Milk (pastured)

Butter (pastured)

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