BY :Toni OkamotoPUBLISHED : January 10th, 2020UPDATED: August 17th, 2021
Thank you to Sprouts for sponsoring this article.
New to plant-based eating and not sure how to stock your pantry? I’ve got you covered! In this video, I’ll be getting a little vulnerable and taking you inside my pantry and refrigerator.
To be totally transparent, I cleaned my fridge just for you. I gave it a good wipe down and threw a few things out, and now I’m inspired to make that a regular practice. It looks so pretty! With that out of the way, watch the video to see some of my favorite staples I keep stocked from Sprouts.
Something that has taken me awhile to realize is that because I’m shopping for only two people, I don’t need to buy every piece of produce available. I’ve always put pressure on myself as a plant-based person to fill my fridge with fresh food, but that’s all changed after having to throw so much away. Now, I focus more on pantry staples and frozen produce, with a few fresh items that are seasonal or on sale.
Here are some things that I try to keep on-hand:
Affordable Dry Staples from the Sprouts bulk bin –
Raw sunflower seeds
Flour (whole wheat and all-purposes
Other dry staples –
Canned or Bottled Goods
Oil (olive and canola)
Fruits and Veggies
Jarred minced garlic
Potatoes (russet and yams)
Onions (red and yellow)
Cabbage (green and red)
Bell peppers (green or red)
Fresh greens (lettuce, spinach or kale)
Spices from the Sprouts bulk spice section
Red chili flakes
Staples For When You Splurge
Nuts and pumpkin seeds
Dried fruit (cranberries, coconut shreds, apricots, etc.)
What are some staples that you keep stocked in your pantry?
About Toni Okamoto
"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez