Stocking up on staples allows you to prepare meals in a pinch, and can also help you avoid falling into the trap of eating the same meal over again. A stocked supply of essentials is also key to a well-balanced and nutrient-rich regimen, which can often be a challenge for people with dietary limitations or intolerances.
With a kitchen that’s fully equipped with non-perishables, you can prepare nutritious and delicious meals on the fly, without having to run to the grocery store. Moreover, you can enhance your recipe repertoire to cook a range of exciting meals from other cultures.
If you’re not exactly sure what your pantry should look like, a fridge full of your favourite Tofutti products coupled with the below list will give you a good base of wholesome ingredients, including grains, spices and legumes.
Rice (wild, jasmine, brown)
A variety of flours, including oat, wheat, brown rice, spelt, almond meal
Lentils (French, green and red varieties)
Red kidney beans
A variety of nut and seed butters, including almond, cashew, tahini
Apple cider vinegar
Red and white wine vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
Toasted sesame oil
Grape seed oil
Dark brown sugar
Red pepper flakes
While this is a comprehensive kitchen pantry list, it’s by no means definitive. However, these ingredients can inspire nutritious and creative cuisine guaranteed to make dinner come together quickly, and easily.
What staples do you keep in stock in your pantry?