Here is a list of all the foods I keep in my pantry and ingredients I use in my recipes.
I buy most of my ingredients online and in bulk, because 99% of the time, it’s cheaper to buy things online and from stores like Costco than in regular grocery stores. To find all the products I use in one place, check out my Amazon store! I also shop at Thrive Market, Netrition.com and iHerb.com (use the discount code BAF165 for $10 off your first order).
Healthy Pantry Staples
Fruits & Veggies:
Fresh: Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Beets, Blueberries, Carrots, Cherries, Grapefruit, Kiwis, Lemons, Oranges, Pineapple, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries
Canned: Unsweetened Applesauce, Peaches (in 100% juice), Pears (in 100% juice), Pineapple (in 100% juice), Pure Pumpkin
Dried (no sugar added): Blueberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Raisins
Freeze-Dried: Bananas, Strawberries
100% Fruit Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Spreads: Blackberry, Blueberry, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry
Flours, Grains and Baking Essentials:
Almond Flour, Almond Meal, Brown Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Coconut Flour, Oat Flour (gluten free), Peanut Flour, Pistachio Flour, Quinoa Flour, Organic Soy Flour, Sweet White Sorghum Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
Nuts and Nut Butters, Seeds and Seed Butters:
Nuts and Nut Butters: Almonds, Marcona Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Coconut Butter, Coconut Cream Concentrate, Reduced Fat Shredded Coconut, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Peanuts, Natural Peanut Butter (please avoid brands that contain hydrogenated oils – see bottom of page), Powdered Peanut Butter, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts
Dry Sweeteners: Homemade Brown Sugar, Coconut Sugar, Powdered Coconut Sugar, Date Sugar, Erythritol, Powdered Erythritol, Pure Maple Sugar, Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles, Sucanat, Truvia, Homemade Vanilla Sugar
Cocoa Powders: Dark Cocoa Powder, Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Extracts and Flavorings:
Extracts/Flavors: Almond Flavor, Banana Flavor, Blueberry Flavor, Butter Flavor, Butterscotch Flavor, Caramel Flavor, Cherry Flavor, Chocolate Extract, Coconut Flavor, Cookies n Cream Extract, Hazelnut Extract, Lemon Flavor, Mango Flavor, Maple Flavor, Mint Flavor, Orange Flavor, Peppermint Flavor, Raspberry Flavor, Strawberry Flavor, Watermelon Extract
Spices and Powders: Apple Pie Spice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coffee, Instant Coffee Powder, Ginger, Green Tea, Maca Powder, Matcha Green Tea Powder, Sweet Matcha Powder, Nutmeg, Pomegranate Powder, Poppyseeds, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Turmeric
Salt: Kosher Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, Flaked Sea Salt
In the Refrigerator:
Eggs (organic, cage-free), Tofu (organic, non-GMO), Plain Non-Fat/Low-Fat Greek Yogurt, Fat-Free/Low-Fat Cottage Cheese (organic),
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (non-GMO), Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk (organic, non-GMO), Skim Milk (organic)
On the Shelves:
Milk and Nondairy Milks: Canned Light Coconut Milk, Dried Nonfat Milk (organic), Evaporated Fat Free Milk (organic — not condensed milk!), MimiCreme (Almond + Cashew Cream)
Beans: Canned Black Beans, Canned Garbanzo Beans, Canned Cannellini Beans
Beverages: Water, Bai5, Vitamin Water Zero, V8 (as a veggie backup!)
Supplements: Multivitamins, Glutamine Powder, Psyllium Husk Powder
Tools, Appliances and Utensils:
Cooking Spray: Much better than slathering a stick of butter all over a pan! Avoid brands that contain hydrogenated oils. Also note that all cooking sprays contain soy. If sensitive to soy, use Misto Spray cans.
Kitchen Scale: I use a scale in all my baked goods and even some no-bake items. I use Escali Arti in red.
Electric Stand Mixer: A quintessential kitchen tool! I use KitchenAid in pistachio.
Hand Blender: I use KitchenAid Pro Line Cordless.
Oven Gloves: Don’t make my mistake of taking your baked good out of a 400 degree oven with rolled up paper napkins. I may have dropped a napkin onto the oven coils and a fire also may have started. Thank God no one was around because I looked like an idiot sticking my hand straight into the oven to grab it and throwing it on the ground to stomp on it. Yes, I was an amateur baker…
Pastry Roller, Pastry Brush, Ice Cream Scooper, Cookie Cutters, Piping Bag + Tips, Offset Spatula, Can Opener, Candy Thermometer, Oven Thermometer, Cheesecloth, Cake Tester, Toothpicks, Cake Portioning Marker
Loaf Pans: Mini Loaf Pans, 9×5″, 9×6″
Cupcake Tins: Mini Cupcake Tin, Regular Cupcake Tin, Silicone Teacup Cupcake Molds
Brownie Pans: Mini Brownie Silicone Mold, 8×8″, 9×9″, 9×13″
What You Will NEVER Find in my Pantry and Fridge:
- Artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Sweet n’ Low, Equal, etc.)
- Refined sugars (the white granulated stuff, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc.) and excess added sugars
- Margarine, hydrogenated shortening, Cool Whip
- Products containing trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils