What’s in my pantry?

BY : PUBLISHED : January 10th, 2020 UPDATED: 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 – 

  • Lentils
  • Brown rice
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Beans 
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Flour (whole wheat and all-purposes

Other dry staples –

  • Tortillas
  • Pasta
  • Vegetable bouillon
  • Bread

Canned or Bottled Goods

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Coconut milk
  • Oil (olive and canola)
  • Soy sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Peanut butter

Fruits and Veggies 

  • Bananas
  • Jarred minced garlic
  • Potatoes (russet and yams)
  • Onions (red and yellow)
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Frozen berries
  • Frozen peas
  • Cabbage (green and red)
  • Bell peppers (green or red)
  • Squash
  • Fresh greens (lettuce, spinach or kale)

Spices from the Sprouts bulk spice section

  •     Salt
  •     Pepper
  •     Red chili flakes
  •     Cumin
  •     Chili powder
  •     Curry powder
  •     Cinnamon
  •     Oregano

Staples For When You Splurge

  •     Quinoa
  •     Nuts and pumpkin seeds
  •     Dried fruit (cranberries, coconut shreds, apricots, etc.)
  •     Nutritional yeast

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

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