Keep Your Pantry Stocked

Keep Your Pantry Stocked

Tip #2

I have a list of staple items that I try to always keep on hand. From these items I have a few “fallback meals”. I know my family enjoys them, they’re quick and easy to make, and they’re nutritious. I use my “fallback meal” for those days when life just gets out of hand and I don’t have time to be creative.

Here’s what’s on my list:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Whole wheat penne pasta
  • Feta cheese
  • Calamata olives
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Whole wheat French bread
  • Brown rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Whole wheat sandwich bread
  • Canned stewed tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Whole wheat pancake mix
  • Maple syrup
  • Frozen Blueberries


Tip #3: Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Each week our CSA delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to our door. They are locally grown. in-season, and organic. We can tailor our order and I always get berries and grapefruit when they are in-season. As an added benefit, joining a CSA is a great way to support local family farms.

By combining the ingredients from the list of staple items above with the fresh fruits and vegetables we have delivered from our CSA, we can have a nutrition breakfast, lunch, or dinner even if I haven’t done a great job of planning ahead.

What’s on your list of staple items? Do you belong to a CSA?

Cheryl Greene

Cheryl Greene is the co-founder and Executive Producer of She is a mother, a breast cancer survivor and a foodie. Cheryl is active in social media and can be found on Facebook and Twitter as @MsGreene.

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