The “scope creep” on the barren grocery shelves is real. It’s all too easy to succumb to the temptation of buying more when you see supplies dwindling. But here’s my encouragement to you… buy less of what truly counts.
And here’s what I mean: instead of fearfully buying too much of one thing consider diversifying your at home stores using the list of items I’ve put together for you below.
Obviously fresh vegetables + fruits + proteins take precedence over the shelf stable alternatives but in a pinch, the items listed below are great to have on hand for easy assembly-based dinners.
Print the list out, tuck it in your back pocket and when you find any of them online or on the go, grab one or two knowing it will store well and be put to good use.
- check your spice cabinet; there aren’t any herbs and spices on the list, so add any you want to restock
- check your salt – cooking without salt is a major bummer, plus you want to keep your electrolytes up
- take stock of what you already have in your fridge and pantry; leave some for the next shopper
STOCK YOUR PANTRY
- canned fish [sardines, salmon and tuna [Wild Planet is one of my favorite brands]]
- beef jerky
- Applegate turkey pepperoni
- Primal Kitchen avocado oil
- Fourth and Heart ghee
- coconut milk [in a can like this one]
- Artisana nut butter
- Oolives olive packets
- Bitch’n Pesto Sauce [note – this does require refrigeration but the shelf life is long]
- Banza pasta
- Jilz crackers
- Simple Mills seed crackers
- Purely Elizabeth granola
- Raw Rev Glo bars
- TruRoots lentils
- Right Rice
- Biena roasted chickpeas
- shelf-stable bone broth [Kettle + Fire]
- Better Half and Nutpods creamer[shelf-stable until opened]
- Green Mountain Gringo salsa
- Siete tortilla chips
- tea [Numi + Pukka are two of my favorite brands]