Pantry Basics

STOCK YOUR PANTRY WITH THE BASICS

fruits
Apples
Bananas
Grapes
Oranges
Cantaloupe
Strawberries (or any kind of berries you like, including frozen fruit) for smoothies
Mango/peaches (frozen, for second and third weeks)
Dried fruit (like raisins) for oatmeal

vegetables
Sweet potatoes
Salad greens
Carrot sticks
Edamame (frozen or fresh)
Bag of frozen vegetables
Toppings for a veggie burger and hummus sandwiches (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, etc.)

grains
Oatmeal and/or cold cereal
Frozen vegan waffles
Whole grain toast
Rice cakes and/or pita bread
Brown rice
Barley
Whole wheat/brown rice pasta
Quinoa
Couscous

legumes

Dried or canned red, green, or other variety lentils, kidney, pinto, garbanzo (chickpeas), black, black-eyed peas, or other variety of beans

Other Plant-Based Basics

Plant milk: Pick from rice, almond, soy, oat, hemp or other varieties
Vegan cup/can of soup: McDougall’s cup of soups, Amy’s, Healthy Valley, or some other vegan, low-fat soup (bonus for low-sodium)
Vegan veggie burger: vegan Boca brand or other vegan variety
Apple butter, jam, or mustard for low-fat topping of toast/rice cakes and sandwiches
Agave nectar or maple syrup for oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles
Jar of marinara sauce, aim for low-fat or fat-free
Snacks: Soy/rice yogurt, oven-baked tortilla chips; popcorn kernels (look in fruit/vegetable category for additional snacks)
Spices: cinnamon for oatmeal, curry powder or nutritional yeast to top popcorn