My Healthy Pantry Staples

Anyone who knows me, know’s I’m a bit of a stickler for routine. I’m pretty predictable with a lot of things and the high similarity of staples in my grocery basket week in week out is no different. Don’t get me wrong. I DO live on the wild side and buy items sporadically, but these are some of my all-time faves.

In the fridge -
  • Hard Boiled Eggs

    I whip up a few of these on a Sunday arvo for the week ahead. Grab a pack of free range eggs and boil them for 7 minutes. Peel the shells off ASAP to stop the stink later down the track. Pop them in a Tupperware container and they’ll last a few days.

  • Leafy Greens & Dark Coloured Veg

    Baby Spinach, Bok Choy, Cabbage and Eggplants are some of my fave picks, they are all high in antioxidants and nutrient dense. Green veg is particularly high in chlorophyll - helping our liver to function at it’s best. But not Kale, ew. Not a fan.

  • Hummus

    All my Instagram followers have probably heard my raves about this already. I keep my fridge stocked with a 1kg tub of hummus, costs roughly $7 and it’s worth every cent. Hummus is a great protein rich snack, low in saturated fat. I add it to salads, sandwiches, or just simply by the spoonful!

In the pantry -

  • Oats

    Can we get an AMEN for Oats? They’re possibly the cheapest food ever - $1.20 for a 1kg bag, get the cheapo no-name brand, there’s no difference here. Great for a warm breakfast or add into your baking. I always have a bag of Quick Oats and Regular Rolled Oats handy - rolled oats are better for bircher and quick are great for baking or a speedy breakfast.

  • Natural Peanut Butter

    Peanut Butter spruces up anything and everything. Add to whatever your heart pleases. It is quite calorie dense, so make sure you’re portion controlling those scoops and not eating from the jar. My Tip - limit purchases to 1 jar a fortnight, otherwise you’ll go crazy demolishing the thing.

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In the freezer -
  • Frozen Berries

    Some people look down on frozen fruit, but its bloody affordable and great to add when baking or warmed up. My go-to is blueberries and raspberries with Greek Yoghurt - defrost in the microwave for 1 minute and they’ll be soft but not sloppy. Yahoo.

  • Sourdough Bread

    In my humble opinion, sourdough bread freezes fine and is then great to use down the track for toast or croutons. My tip? Swing by your woolies at 5:30PM and you’ll get it half price, if not cheaper. Woolworths also do an ace fruit bread - which is full of yummy scruffy fruit and also gets my tick of approval.