Your grocery trips just got a whole lot simpler.

When you run to the store, do you make a list ahead of time or do you simply see what you’re in the mood for as you peruse the aisles? Each style can have their benefits, actually. While having a list means you can avoid the impulses of snack food aisles, being willing towards spontaneity means you can shop more seasonally or see which produce looks good that day instead of deciding in advance which fruits and vegetables you’ll definitely pick up.

Certain groceries are important to stock up on and keep in your pantry at all times. These pantry staples make life easier on nights you don’t get to the store, or during busy weeks and seasons. It might be time to give your pantry a makeover — one that’s healthier, more well-rounded, and better for you. Here’s a checklist for your next shopping trip!

Oils

  • Coconut oil (for high heat cooking)
  • Olive oil (for low to no heat cooking)
  • Pasture raised grass fed butter

Milks

  • Almond milk (unsweetened, unflavored)
  • Coconut milk (unsweetened)

Fruit/sweeteners

Vegetables

  • Kale (organic)
  • Spinach (organic)
  • Cucumbers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes

Protein

  • Eggs (pasture raised)
  • Wild caught fish (salmon)
  • Grass fed/pasture raised beef
  • Hormone-free chicken
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney beans

Spices

  • Vanilla bean extract
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Ground ginger
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Other

  • Lentils
  • Oatmeal
  • Quinoa
  • Almond flour
By |2019-09-04T12:08:11+00:00September 4th, 2019|Creative|