Pantry Staples to Get You Through This Quarantine

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Pantry Staples to Get You Through This Quarantine

Pantry Staples to Get You Through This Quarantine

Now that it’s been 2+ months stuck here in quarantine, if you are like most, tensions in your household are running high, pantries have been thoroughly picked through, and there is no longer a corner in your home that you won’t be found within 10 seconds flat (or is that just with my kids?)!

Seriously though, is it just me who’s been digging way back on shelves and eating old snacks that probably should have been tossed months ago?! Ok then. I’m going to blame that on pregnancy and my weird cravings lately… but you get the point!

Ordering food online or going to the stores isn’t as easy as it once was, but that doesn’t mean your pantry can’t be thoroughly stocked with all the necessities, as well as some other more “unique” ingredients to help your weekly meals take on a whole new taste and really come to life, so to speak. I mean, making smoothies and sweet Potatoes is great and all, but if you could amplify them to next-level-GOOD, wouldn’t you?! Here is a whole list how, plus some!

And just for reference, I buy the majority of my bulk items from Costco and Amazon Subscribe & Save, and then the others at Trader Joe’s, Amazon (you can find lots of my pantry staples, HERE), or other local grocery stores if you prefer to venture out. I also provide a “Raid Your Pantry” Service for those who want more specifics or alternatives to what you and your family eat, so CONTACT ME for more info! I do them virtually too :).

 

Baking:

  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Cassava Flour
  • Chocolate Chips (sugar-free/dairy-free)
  • Coconut Flour
  • Coconut Nectar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Erythritol
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Gluten-Free Flour
  • High Fiber Syrup (what I use to make my Sugar-Free Maple Syrup)
  • Honey
  • Maca
  • Maple Syrup Flavor
  • Peanut Butter and Almond Butter (go for Organic or ones with simply nuts & Sea Salt)
  • Tahini
  • Vanilla Extract

 

The Basics:

  • Arrowroot: this is a great thickener in sauces. I use it as a replacement for cornstarch
  • Avocado Oil Spray
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Olive and Avocado Oil
  • Organic canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste
  • Peppercorns
  • Sea Salt
  • Sesame Oil
  • Spices: including Cinnamon, Smoked Paprika, Turmeric, Italian Blend, Garlic Powder
  • Spice Blends: Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel and Chili Lime
  • Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth (shelf-stable cartons)

 

     

    For Smoothies (and Such):

    • Acacia Fiber (Keeps me super full!)
    • Almond and/or Coconut milk
    • Bananas (I freeze them once they are overly ripe)
    • Chia Seeds
    • Collagen Protein
    • Egg White Protein Powder
    • Frozen cauliflower rice (helps make smoothies thicker and you can't taste it!)
    • Frozen Fruit: I usually get big bags from Costco, but Trader Joe’s has great prices too
    • Plant-based Protein Powder

     

       

      Sauces/Dressings:

      • Amino Acids
      • Apple Cider Vinegar
      • Balsamic Vinegar
      • BBQ Sauce (something low in sugar)
      • Coconut Aminos
      • Dijon Mustard
      • Hot Sauce (I like to keep a variety)
      • Miso Paste
      • Organic Ketchup (from Trader Joe’s)
      • Primal Kitchen dressings - I love their Balsamic, Ranch and Green Goddess (for when I don’t have time to make my own)
      • Trader Joe’s Organic Marinara

       

         

        Proteins:

        • Canned Beans - I like to keep Garbanzo, White Beans, and Black Beans on hand (or if you’re really inspired, dried beans)
        • Chicken Sausage (hormone-free; ideally Organic) - I like to get mine at Trader Joes or Whole Foods
        • Frozen Chicken Breasts (Organic) - I either get mine from Butcher Box or Whole Foods
        • Frozen Salmon (I only purchase Wild-caught)
        • Smoked Salmon (great for pasta, on salads, etc)
        • Tempeh - great source of vegetarian protein. Looking for ways to cook it? Check out this blog post

        **I personally don’t eat meat, but my husband and kids do (sometimes), so I’m including that info here for all you meat eaters too

        Vegetables:

        • Bell Peppers (Organic)
        • Broccoli (Organic; fresh or frozen)
        • Cauliflower (head or riced)
        • Cucumbers (Organic)
        • Mixed Greens (Organic)
        • Mushrooms
        • Onions
        • Spinach (Organic)
        • Sweet Potatoes
        • White Potatoes (although not all the time)
        • Zucchini (Organic)
        • And then random ones that are in season  (Artichokes, Asparagus, Corn, etc.)
        • I'll also buy some Organic Frozen Vegetable blends  when I'm rushed for time (just make sure they don't contain a lot of sugar or unnecessary oils)

         

          Snacks:

          • Lentil-based Chips (TJ’s has a great one!)
          • Mixed Nuts (I’ll often make my own trail mix, so anything from peanuts and almonds to cashews, macadamia nuts and/or pistachios)
          • Organic Multi-Grain Chips
          • Organic Popcorn (made with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil)
          • Plantain Chips
          • Root Veggie Chips
          • Veggie Straws (my kids are obsessed!)

           

          Dry Goods:

          • Barbara’s Cereals
          • Brown Rice (TJ’s has a good variety)
          • Dave Killer’s Bread
          • Gluten Free Bread (I like Udi’s from Costco)
          • Granola: I go for ones low in sugar
          • Pasta: I love Banza Chickpea pasta and Trader Joe’s Lentil and Black Bean varieties; I also like to buy different shapes
          • Quinoa
          • Rolled Oats
          • Hemp Seeds

           

            Fruits:

            • Apples (Organic)
            • Bananas
            • Berries (fresh if in season, otherwise frozen)
            • Clementines (or Oranges)
            • Lemons & Limes
            • And then whatever is in season (including Organic Grapes, Melons, Grapefruit, etc.)

              Desserts/Treats:

              • Dairy-free Dark Chocolate Bars
              • Keto Ice Cream
              • KIND Bars
              • Natural Popsicles
              • Random Bars (I always shoot for low sugar, and higher in fiber and protein, if possible)
              • SmashMallows
              • Sugar-free Lollipops (great for treats!)

                 

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                 Jessica Boscarini Dallas, Texas

                As the Founder of Healthy, Fit, Fab, Jessica wants to help Moms and Moms-to-be feel and look their best, from the inside, out. With her Master's in Holistic Nutrition, as well as being a Certified Personal Chef and Personal Fitness Trainer, Jessica's biggest accomplishment is being a Mom to her son Kaston (born 12.1.12) and daughter Kenzley (born 7.9.15).

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