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  |  Michigan, USA

    This is great. Thank you so much for sharing your list! Xoxo

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    Private  |  Felgueiras, Porto, Portugal

    Thank you for sharing your pantry essentials list!

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    Private  |  New York City, NY

    Thanks again!

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    Private  | 

    Really helpful! 👍Thanks😚

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    Private  | 

    Thank you for posting this Zuzka. I have been struggling with what items I should have on stock to make healthy foods and this is perfect! 🙂

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    Private  |  Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada

    Thank you for posting this, I will definitively use it 🙂

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    Private  | 

    Thank you! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!

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    Private  | 

    Thank you for sharing Zuzka!!! <3

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    Private  |  Minnesota, USA

    I like the herb garden suggestion! Just last week I ran out of the basil I had harvested from my garden and dried in the fall. This spring I am increasing the size of my herb garden!

    Years ago I did not have a yard, so I grew herbs indoors.

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    Private  | 

    Nice! Thanks 🙂

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