Feeling overwhelmed by grocery shopping and creating healthy meals? Stock your pantry with these staples to guide you in the right direction!
Keeping your pantry well-stocked is a great way to ensure you can always make a healthy meal. It saves you money, time, and stress. A well-stocked pantry can also prevent some unintentional food delivery from happening.
From my pantry staples, you can always make a healthy pasta dish, a rice bowl, a hearty trail mix, and even chocolate chip cookies.
When paired with a decent sized spice rack and some freezer staples, you can make any cuisine with minimum effort. It just takes some kitchen creativity.
So you're wondering...what does a dietitian keep in her pantry? Nothing weird here!
No expensive organics, no specialty stores, and no foods you can’t pronounce!
Lindsey’s Pantry Staples:
Beans (all kinds!)
Rice (all kinds!)
Flour (wheat & white)
Nuts and Seeds
Tea & coffee
Vegetable or sunflower oil
Boxed almond milk
Backup condiments (mayo, mustard, jams, etc)
Black beans, mixed beans, white beans, and more. I don’t have patience for dried beans so all of these are canned.
White, sticky, brown, arborio, you name it! Rice can be a great side dish or base for any meal. Get yourself a rice cooker - set and forget!
It’s a whole grain. Pop it yourself on the stove with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and you've got yourself a healthy snack.
I recommend plain Triscuits because they have the fewest ingredients.
Boxed almond milk
I prefer cow's milk. It has better flavor and a better nutrition profile. However, when I don't have milk in the fridge and need it for a recipe, it’s a luxury to be able to go to the pantry for a milk substitute. It has saved many of my recipes!
There you have it. Try keeping your pantry well-stocked and see how it can change the way you cook and eat.
If you makeover your pantry after reading this, be sure to tag me on IG @LindsYourDietitianFriend!