Pantry Staples

I recently moved, and realized how much I rely on my kitchen for a healthy lifestyle. Since I had to start from scratch and re-build my kitchen, I figured it was a great time to share with you some of my essentials for a healthy kitchen…

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Essential One: Coconut oil Spray! I literally brought coconut oil spray from the Trader Joe’s near me to make sure I had this stocked in my apartment. I use it constantly. Ever since learning that baking olive oil at high temperatures can be bad for your health, I’ve switched to coconut oil and absolutely love it.

Essential Two: Sweet Spices. I can never get enough cinnamon, I put it on everything from apples, to Greek yogurt, to oatmeal, to my smoothies. I also love pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and nutmeg.

Essential Three: Savory Spices. These have always been key in any time of meal I make. I put red pepper flake on anything and everything, and love to make a taco seasoning for ground turkey. Some of my favorites include paprika, chili powder, sea salt, black pepper, and basil.

Essential Four: Sriacha. Ever since I tried hot sauce I haven’t looked back. It can make the blandest of meals amazing. I love it on eggs, chicken, brown rice, vegetables…pretty much anything.

Essential Five: Gluten Free Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos One of my favorite ways to eat my veggies is mixed with this. I actually have trouble always finding gluten free soy sauce and coconut aminos so I make sure to stock up when I can find them! 

Essential Six: Natural Sweeteners Organic honey and stevia are my favorite. They are the perfect addition to Greek yogurt, coffee, or tea and must haves in my kitchen.

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