Essentials Pantry Staples

Being prepared is the key to success in everything you do, especially when it comes to your health and wellbeing. These pantry staples are all the fresh produce and ingredients that I swear by and can't live without. 

Always remember that organic, free range and in-season fruit and vegetables are always the best options. Try and shop at markets or local fruit and vegetable stores near you, as they will ensure that you are buying the freshest produce. 

 ESSENTIAL PANTRY STAPLES ....

Vegetables

  • Lemons & Limes 

  • Ginger 

  • Zucchini 

  • Asparagus 

  • Carrots 

  • Lettuce 

  • Avocado

  • Cucumber 

  • Broccolini 

  • Celery

  • Dark Leafy Greens - Spinach, Kale, Silverbeet

  • Fresh - Parsley, Mint, Basil 

 

Fruits

  • Berries (Fresh or Frozen) 

  • Green Apples 

  • Oranges 

  • Pears 

  • Grapefruits 

 

Pantry

  • Filtered Water / Spring Water 

  • Coconut Water 

  • Unsweetened Almond Milk 

 

Baking

  • Almond Meal

  • Coconut Flour 

  • Cacao Powder  

 

Nuts & Seeds

  • Almonds Activated 

  • Walnuts Raw 

  • Brazil Nuts Raw 

  • Pumpkin Seeds 

  • Sunflower Seeds 

 

Grains

  • White Quinoa 

  • Organic Brown Rice 

  • Macro Organic Corn / Rice Cakes 

  • GF Precinct Bread (Quinoa & Chia) 

 

Oils & Vinegar

  • Virgin Organic Coconut Oil 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • Balsamic Vinegar 

  • Sesame Oil 

  • Miso Paste 

 

Spreads

  • Nut Butter (Almond Homemade) 

  • ABC Butter (Almond, Cashew, Brazil Nuts) 

  • Hulled Tahini 

 

Protein

  • Free Range Eggs - 800g

  • Organic Chicken - Poached / Lemon, Thyme, Ginger, Garlic, Coconut Oil 

  • Wild Caught Fish - Salmon, Rockling, Flat Head, Ocean Trout 

  • Red Meat - Eye Fillet

  • Organic Pork Fillets

 

Superfoods

  • Flaxseed Meal 

  • Psyllium Husk

  • LSA Mix - (Linseed, Sunflower, Almond Meal)  

  • Chia Seeds 

  • Coconut - Flakes / Desiccated / Chips 

  • Acai berry (Frozen)

 

Foods to Avoid: 

  • Caffeine 

  • Alcohol

  • Refined sugars and sweeteners 

  • Cows Diary

  • Wheat & Gluten 

  • Vegetable Oils as well as processed and deep fried foods 

 

A few of my favourite places to shop for fresh and in season produce are the following... 

  • South Melbourne Market 

  • Prahran Market 

  • Gumtree Stores 

  • Thomas Dux  

  • Toscanos Fruit & Vegetables

 

Photo Credit:  @nadiaflsch