Six Pantry Essentials

You’ve got your freezer well stocked, now what about your pantry?  Here are a few items I always have in my cabinets for a quick snack or the start of a healthy meal.

Raw Almond Butter– Slather toasted Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread with AB, sliced banana, and local honey, thicken up your healthy at home Asian sauces, make a banana bowl if you really want some satisfaction, and add a scoop to your BEC green smoothie!

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photo cred: MaraNatha

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar– Take a small shot with LOTS of water before heavy meals, add a splash to your smoothie, use in place of other vinegars in any recipe for a healthy boost and add a few drops to your facial cleanser for clearer skin!  This is a miracle product…for real, y’all.

ACV
photo cred: Bragg

Ancient Grains– Use any of these nutty, delicious, HEALTHY ancient grains instead of pasta for lunch, alongside proteins for dinner, and mix into a salad for crunch and texture. I am partial to farro, quinoa, and amaranth.

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photo cred: food navigator-usa

 

Coconut Oil-Use for sautéing, melt to use on roasted veggies, make insanely delicious vegan fudge, and use for oil pulling!

coconut oil
photo cred: iherb

Organic Chicken Stock-The liquid for a fabulous soup, the base to your ancient grains instead of water, or use in place of wine to deglaze a pan.

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photo cred: pacific foods

Superfood “Extras” for your banana bowls, oatmeal, smoothies and salads.  I always have on hand chia, flax, acai powder, matcha powder, white mulberries, and goji berries.

What’s always in your pantry?

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