Healthy Pantry Makeover
The simplest way to make healthful cooking a breeze is to have the right items on hand. So what goes into a healthy pantry? We’re glad you asked!
Keep your pantry stocked with the following foods. They’re key ingredients for making healthy meals. Best of all, an entire pantry overhaul should only cost around $99! We’ve overestimated the cost of products — in your favor — but it's always possible that things add up a little differently in your neck of the woods. To get the best value, choose our 365 Everyday Value® brand, Health Starts Here® frozen items and an abundance of our affordable bulk options. When you can, go organic!
You'll need to shop for some of these shelf basics two or three times a month, depending on how many people you’re cooking for. Then, once or twice a week, shop for more perishable basics and recipe ingredients: fresh and frozen fruits and veggies; 100% whole-grain Health Starts Here breads found in our bakery department, plus whole grain flatbreads and tortillas; lean meat and seafood; low-fat dairy; and Health Starts Here prepared foods and premade meals.
- 4 lbs dried beans (pinto, white, black & lentils)
- 4 15-oz cans no-salt-added beans (kidney, pinto, black, garbanzo)
- 4 lbs whole grains (1 quinoa, 1 pearled barley, 2 long-grain brown rice)
- 2 lbs whole-wheat pasta of your choice
- 2 lbs rolled and/or steel-cut oats
- 1 6-oz can tomato paste
- 2 14.5-oz cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
- 1 32-oz box low-sodium organic vegetable broth
- 1 32-oz box organic unsweetened soymilk
- 1 32-oz box organic unsweetened almondmilk
- 1 14-oz can organic lite coconut milk
- 1 8-oz pkg organic mellow white miso
- 1 2-oz pkg arame sea vegetable
- 1 16-oz jar tahini (ground sesame seed butter)
- 1 18-oz jar organic no-salt-added peanut or almond butter
- 8 oz each organic raw almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds
- 8 oz each organic un-sulfured apricots, dates and raisins
- 1 8-oz squeeze bottle organic Dijon mustard
- 1 32-oz bottle organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 6-oz bottle Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1 10-oz bottle reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
Pantry stocked? Get cooking with some of our healthy recipes.