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.   Being able to limit your amount of grocery trips helps keep you on or under your weekly or monthly budget.   Don’t get caught in unexpected situations without these items. Following a plant-based diet 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.

(This page is under construction and will be updated with more detailed information so check back often.)

Organic Unbleached Flour

Organic corn meal

Raw Cane Sugar


Chia seeds


Dry Beans/Lentils/Peas




Coconut milk

Coconut flakes

Raw cocoa


Canned Diced Tomatoes

Canned chickpeas, black beans, red beans

Pasta sauce

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil (unrefined and refined)


Vinegar: Apple cider and regular

Baking soda

Baking powder

Pure Vanilla extract

Maple syrup