Build Your Pantry

Here is what you need to have:

Make cooking meals easy by keeping the right foods in your pantry.

Packaged Vegetables 

Today you will find that many grocery stores have pre-cut & packaged vegetables in the produce section. It is not unusual to see sliced zucchini, mushrooms, onions, chopped Brussels sprouts, carrots, butternut squash, etc. This way you can simply add your vegetables to any dish. 

Frozen Vegetables 

In the frozen section of the grocery stores you can find your favorite vegetables rinsed, chopped, diced, and ready to go. 

Canned Vegetables 

You can store your favorite beans, lentils, chopped tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, etc. This allows for faster cooking. Just make sure that your foods are low in sodium, oil free, and have no added sugar. 

Marinaras, Salsas 

Store marinara sauces and salsas for quick meals. 


Keeping a carton of vegetable broth in your pantry can save the day. Rather than using oil to saute your vegetables, you can use a couple of tablespoons of the broth. Again, make sure it is low in sodium. 


Keep a variety of spices in your pantry such as black pepper, cayenne, paprika, red pepper flakes, turmeric, cumin, coriander, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder. 

Keep Healthy Snacks 

Make sure to have apples, bananas, oranges to snack on when you are hungry. By keeping healthy options in your home, you avoid eating the wrong foods.