• Amanda Nicole


Have you ever wanted to make a recipe and realized you have almost none of the ingredients? That has happened one too many times for me so now I try to make sure I have everything I need by always having my pantry staples. My trick is to get what you can in bulk if you use it more often (pasta, almond milk) and everything else you need when you notice you're running low. The more inexpensive items (cans of beans), I try to pick up every time I get groceries so we're never running low.

I also took it to Instagram to see what other people's pantry staples are. So here is a list of things I think you should always have on hand.



  • Kosher Salt/ fine salt

  • Black Pepper

  • Oil (olive, vegetable, avocado, coconut)

  • Balsamic Vinegar


  • Flour

  • Baking Powder

  • Baking Soda

  • Cocoa Powder

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Chocolate Chips


  • Sugar (granulated, powder, brown, coconut)

  • Maple Syrup

  • Honey

Rice and Grains

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Breadcrumbs

Snacks and Other Pantry Items

  • Tortillas

  • Popcorn

  • Nut butter

  • Nuts

  • Oats

  • Chia Seeds


  • Beans (chickpeas, black)

  • Salsa

  • Soup

  • Tomato Sauce


  • Cayenne Pepper

  • Garlic Powder

  • Ground Cinnamon

  • Paprika

  • Turmeric

  • Southwest Seasoning


Dairy and Eggs

  • Milk/non-dairy milk

  • Eggs

  • Butter

  • Cheese (Goat, Feta, Parmesan, Mozzarella Cheddar)

Fresh Produce

  • Avocados

  • Bananas

  • Bell Peppers

  • Broccoli

  • Lemons

  • Limes

  • Leafy greens/Lettuce

  • Garlic

  • Potatoes (usually sweet)

  • Onions

  • Tomatoes

  • Berries (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)


  • Meats (chicken, pork, beef)

  • Veggies (broccoli, stir-fry mixes)

  • Fruits (berries, peaches, mangos)

What are some of your must haves that I'm missing?

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