Pantry Essentials

Credit: Jonathan Pielmayer
Credit: Jonathan Pielmayer

Part of making a plant-based diet efficient is having certain ingredients on-hand.  Having a running stock of these items will keep you from making unplanned trips to the grocery store, allow you to make nutritious meals quickly, and give you the majority of what you need when you just want to experiment.  Following a plant-based diet sometimes calls for frequent trips to the market in order to get fresh produce, but for those pantry items that have longer shelf lives, keep them stocked and appropriately stored.

 

Organic Unbleached Flour

Organic corn meal

Raw Cane Sugar

 

Chia seeds

Flaxseed

 

Dry Beans/Lentils/Peas

 

Rice

Quinoa

Pasta

 

Water

Coconut milk

 

Coconut flakes

Raw cocoa

 

Applesauce

 

Canned Diced Tomatoes

Canned chickpeas, black beans, red beans

Pasta sauce

 

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil (unrefined and refined)

 

Nuts

 

Vinegar: Apple cider and regular

 

Baking soda

Baking powder

 

Pure Vanilla extract

 

Maple syrup