The easiest way to make cooking at home simple is to have a well-stocked pantry so that making breakfasts, lunches and dinners is a no-brainer. Here are 30 items to consider stocking in your pantry.

Roasted chickpeas

Grains & Legumes

  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat couscous
  • Pearl barley
  • Old fashioned rolled oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Plain breadcrumbs
  • Dried beans and lentils
  • Chia, Flax and/or Hemp seeds

Nuts, Seeds & Fruits

  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Natural nut butters (i.e. peanut, almond, sunflower)
  • Assorted dried fruit
  • Tahini paste

Canned & Jarred Foods

  • Canned no-added-salt beans
  • Tuna or salmon, packed in water
  • Low-sodium chicken and/or vegetable broth
  • No-added-salt tomatoes and tomato paste


  • Salt (fine salt and coarse sea salt)
  • Pepper (ground and peppercorns0
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Fresh garlic
  • Onions

Oils, Vinegar & Condiments

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coconut oil
    Canola oil
  • Vinegar: balsamic, red-wine, white-wine, apple cider
  • Dijon mustard

You don’t need to go out and purchase all of these at once. Pick 10-15 of the items that you’d use most.

Happy Shopping!