Today is day nine of my 31 Days of Clean Eating, Meal Planning and Prep series. Cleaning out your pantry is one thing, but knowing what to replace your processed foods with is another. Today I am sharing my healthy pantry clean eating printable to help guide you in the process of making your pantry stocked full of real and healthy foods. These are only suggestions and you do not have to have them all, but they are a great place to start.
Clean Eating Pantries Mean Healthy Families!
Nuts and Seeds – Nuts and seeds are full of energy, protein, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. I love nuts because they are crunchy, can be creamy and are a great snack. You don’t have to have all of these in your pantry, but pick a few and you will be good.
Tahini (ground sesame paste)
Natural Peanut Butter
Beans and Legumes – The More You Eat The More You Toot 🙂 – When it comes to beans whether they are dried or canned they are a great source of fiber, low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium. Be careful if you use canned as they can contain sugar and lots of salt. Always read your labels!
Garbanzo Beans – aka chickpeas
Lentils (French, Green, and Red varieties)
Let’s Not Forget About Grains!
Oats (we have steal cut gluten free oats)
Dried Fruits – I love to keep some dried fruits on hand to mix in with my energy balls and even oatmeal or cookies. You do have to be careful as dried fruit while healthy is only good in small amounts.
Baking Flours – I love to use all types of baking flours, but here are a few I have on hand.
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
Brown Rice Flour
Stone Ground Mustard
Red Wine Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Healthy Oils and Fats – These can help add a lot of flavor to your foods, but also depending on the oil add a lot of value to your health.
Cold Pressed – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Grape Seed oil
Sweeteners – Do you have a sweet tooth like me? There are several if used in moderation that are considered clean eating and healthy.
Pure Maple Syrup – One of my favorites!
Stevia, liquid form
Brown Rice Syrup
Diary – We stopped drinking cow’s milk a few years ago and have found so many great replacements. Be careful to read ingredients and get the unsweetened as the sweetened is full of sugar.
Ready to Bake? When it comes to baking essentials here is what I keep on hand.
Aluminum Free Baking Powder
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Pure Vanilla Extract
To help you have a clean eating pantry here is the list above in a FREE printable!