Shopping: The Food Staples

A quick reference list for your kitchen-stocking grocery shopping trips.

Pantry

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spices and dried herbs
  • Sugar (or sugar alternative: honey, coconut/palm sugar, molasses, stevia)
  • Flour
  • Short pasta
  • Long pasta
  • Canned beans
  • Rice
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Boxed or canned broth (chicken, beef, vegetable)
  • Neutral oil (vegetable, canola, grapeseed, peanut)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Onions (I would keep these, plus garlic and potatoes on the counter or in a storage bin)
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes

Options:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Crackers
  • Tortilla chips
  • Dried fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Dark chocolate

Fridge

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Melting cheese
  • Grating cheese
  • Bacon
  • Green vegetable

Options:

  • Miso
  • Mustard
  • Tomato paste
  • Anchovy paste
  • Jams or jellies
  • Greek yogurt
  • Butter

Freezer

  • ¬†Quick-thawing protein
  • Vegetables
  • Berries
  • Bread

Options: