My Pantry

healthy food

These are all items that at some point or another have made an appearance in my pantry. It’s always good to keep a nice selection of healthy products available in your home. I find that if my cupboards and pantry are bare of any natural-type foods then I resort back to processed/packaged meals and snacks. That’s okay to do from time to time of course (we can’t always be on top of things and nobody is perfect). But, the better your pantry looks whole-foods wise, the better your meals will too.

I’ve listed the items in food categories just for the sake of organization. Some of these things can be found at your local grocery store, but most of them will probably have to be ordered online. For me, almost everything is a specialty item since I live in Germany, haha. How easy it is for you to get your hands on this stuff totally depends on where you live.

When I have to special order something I always use either VitacostAmazon, or Nuts.com. I find that between the three I can ALWAYS find what I am looking for, no matter how obscure I think the item might be.

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The more health food you start to buy, the more you start to notice some top brands. I find that Bob’s Red Mill has a lot of really great products (mostly grains and flours). Navita Naturals also has an awesome selection (nuts, powders, dried fruit).

Remember- it is NOT essential to have all of these items to start eating a healthier lifestyle. Nor would it be wise on your wallet… Start out with just a few that are more relevant to your eating style and then branch out and try some more obscure items to expand your recipe repertoire and taste palate.

Most importantly, have fun experimenting with all the new, healthy ingredients in your kitchen!

Flours

Light Spelt Flour

Tapioca Flour

Arrowroot Flour

Chickpea (Besan) Flour

Garfava Bean Flour

Buckwheat Flour

Oat Flour

Barley Flour

Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

Brown/White Rice Flour

Sorghum Flour

Grains

Millet

Quinoa (and quinoa flakes)

Brown Rice

Buckwheat Groats

Wheat/Spelt Berries

Nuts

Walnuts

Almonds

Pecans

Cashews

Peanuts

Hazelnuts

Pine Nuts

Brazil Nuts

Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Flax Seeds

Chia Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Oils

Coconut Oil

Flaxseed Oil

Olive Oil

NON-GMO Canola Oil

Hemp Oil

Shelf-Stable Milks

Coconut Milk (canned and carrageenan free-boxed)

Rice Milk

Soy Milk (for baking purposes only- not regular consumption)

Pastas

Quinoa Pasta

Soba Noodles

Brown Rice Pasta

Whole-wheat Pasta

Seasonings

Herbamare

Celtic Sea Salt

Nutritional Yeast

Braggs Liquid Aminos

Tamari

For Baking

Ener-G Replacer

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Brown Rice Syrup

Carob Powder

Cacao Powder (not the same as cocoa powder)

Agave Nectar

Coconut Sugar

Raw Coconut Nectar

Sucanat

Agar-Agar powdercoconut-vinegar

Extra Items

Dried and Canned Beans

Tahini

Raw, Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic whole-wheat/grain Crackers

Coconut Vinegar

Organic, Non-GMO Popcorn Kernels

Unpasteurized Miso Paste (brown rice and chickpea)

Dried Fruit

Raisins

Dates

Apricots

Prunes

Goji Berries

Cranberries

Figs

Smoothie Extras

Plant Based Protein Powder

Acai Powder

Camu Berry Powder

Wheatgrass Powder

Maqui Berry Powder

White Turkish Dried Mulberries

Lucuma Powder

Hemp Protein Powder

Maca Powder

Mesquite powder

Cacao Nibs

(Resources: Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris)

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