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Healthy Foodie Must Have Pantry Items

All the items in a Healthy Foodie Pantry can be stored at room temperature in sealed airtight containers.  In this post you will find some suggested items that will help you build a bullet-proof pantry of dry goods that will greatly support you in always having home made lunches for your busy weeks.

Stocking Your Pantry

Rice, Grains & Legumes

Brown rice, oats, quinoa, polenta, lentils, dried beans (pinto, black beans, chickpeas).


Sea salt, black pepper (in a grinder).

Oil & Fats

Extra-virgin olive oil (cold pressed), extra virgin coconut oil and other neutral oils, such as peanut or grape seed oil.


Balsamic vinegar (very good quality, 6% acidity would be great), apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar.

Canned, Boxed & Jarred Goods

Crushed or whole tomatoes, canned beans (for example, black beans or chickpeas), tamari or soy sauce, nut and seed butters, salsas, relishes and condiments.

Stocking Your Refrigerator & Freezer


Fresh produce such as green leafy vegetables (greens and lettuces), non-sweet fruits (e.g., peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers), starchy vegetables (e.g., potatoes, squashes, carrots), fresh or seasonal fruit such as apples, berries, bananas, pears, and fresh herbs and spices (e.g., ginger, garlic, onions, basil, parsley).


Frozen fruit for smoothies, quick frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, brussel sprouts), and frozen batch cooked or bulk foods.

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