Makeover your Pantry!

Check out this shopping list from Lisa’s Lentils 12-Day Fresh Start Program.  Wondering where to start with creating a healthy kitchen?  Read below!

Following is a “shopping list” useful in preparing healthy meals and snacks that are not only delicious, but are very low on the glycemic scale.  Many of the items below (outside of the fresh produce) will keep for a long time in your pantry so you always have a healthy option available.

Keep in mind anything you currently have in your kitchen that have high-fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and sweeteners should be removed.

Beverages

  • Amond milk (unsweetened)
  • Coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • Coconut water
  • Rice milk (unsweetened)
  • Sparkling water
  • Tea bags

Canned Goods:

  • Black beans
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Tomato sauce
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • White beans

Condiments/Dressings/Sauces:

  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Dijon mustard
  • Hot sauce (I like Cholula)
  • Tamari (soy sauce)
  • Sesame seed butter (Tahini)
  • Veggie broth

Grains/Legumes/Pastas

  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown Rice
  • Dried lentils
  • Sprouted grain tortillas and breads (all need to be refrigerated)

Freezer

  • Edamame
  • Veggies
  • Fruit

Nuts and Seeds

  • Chia Seeds (great in shakes)
  • Raw almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds

Produce

  • Apples, oranges, grapes, grapefruits, cherries, kiwi, melons
  • Carrots
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Garlic
  • Organic mixed greens including kale, spinach, bok choy, green leaf lettuce, romain lettuce, cabbage
  • Yellow and Red Onions
  • Bell peppers

Spices

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Curry Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Tumeric
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Sea Salt

Oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Flax seed oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toasted sesame oil

Sweeteners

  • 100% REal Stevia
  • Agave Nectar Syrup
  • Grade B Maple Syrup

Vinegars

  • Aged balsamic vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
  • White wine vinegar

Once you have yoru kitchen set-up it’s a lot easier to make healthy and quick meals!  It’s quite an investment in the beginning but you can buy one or two new things for your pantry with each grocery trip and eventually you’ll have a kitchen with healthy options.

Have a great week everyone!

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