My Pantry Essentials

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Since I have mentioned in my latest Coffee Talk that I have a list of my own pantry essentials which serves me as a checklist for my weekly grocery shopping, you guys have asked me to share all the items on the list. I do a lot of sugar free, gluten free baking, so I go through a lot of Almond Flour and Swerve. This is why I like to save money and buy most of the nonperishable food for my pantry at Thrive.

Pantry essentials:

  • Almond flour – at least 4 cups
  • Coconut flour – at least 4 cups
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Xanthan gum
  • Swerve sweetener (powdered & granulated at least 2 bags)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • sherry vinegar
  • champagne vinegar
  • Algae or Avocado oil
  • Oats
  • Wheat germ
  • Honey Nuts & seeds – almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Maca powder
  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Coconut manna
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Unsweetened flaked coconut
  • Coconut milk (at least 1 can) – once opened keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days
  • Spices (cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, ginger, mixed seasoning, etc. the more variety the better)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Better than bouillon (chicken base, beef base, vegetable base) – once opened, keep them in the fridge
  • Legumes at leas one can of each – black beans, white kidney beans, chickpeas
  • Wilde rice
  • Brown rice
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Freezer essentials:

  • Frozen bag of green peas and corn
  • Frozen strawberries, blueberries or mixed berries
  • Frozen bananas
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Frozen brussels sprouts
  • Ezekiel bread sliced – this way you’ll have always a fresh toast and no waste of leftover bread

Fridge essentials:

  • Eggs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Mayo (Avocado Mayo)
  • Grass-fed butter (use Ghee if you’re lactose intolerant)
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Goat kefir (much healthier than greek yogurt and generally well tolerated by people with lactose intolerance)
  • Fresh Fruit (at least one kind): apples, oranges,
  • Lemons (I have a tree)
  • Onion & garlic

Organic Herb Garden: I strongly suggest you to start your own organic garden for the most common herbs. It will save you a lot of money in the long run. Here are the herbs I use the most often: Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, Mint, Oregano, Chives, Fennel.

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17 comments on “My Pantry Essentials”

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    Private  | 

    Quite helpful.
    Thank you.

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    Private  |  Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

    Nice thanks for sharing. I have never seen any type of rice in your meals. Hope Jesse is eating the rice…kkk. What about the food journal? Is it over? See you and take care.

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    Private  | 

    Lemon tree! Awesome! I am going to research whether or not I can grow a fruit-bearing one where I live in the midwest (Missouri).

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    Private  | 

    Hello Zuzka,

    Thanks for sharing your pantry items!
    Would you have any delicious recipes or thoughts on using banana flour?

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    Private  |  Venice, CALIFORNIA, United States

    very good, can you please recommend a Whey protein for smoothies?

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    Private  | 

    Zuzka, what do you use kefir for?

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      I use kefir just like I would use yogurt. Kefir is healthier because it contains more strains of probiotics.

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