My Healthy Pantry Staples

January 20, 2020

I rounded up my healthy pantry staples. Love how organized this pantry is! - M Loves M @marmar

My Healthy Pantry Staples

Happy Monday! A Trader Joe’s cashier once told me that Monday night is their busiest time. Basically, everyone who didn’t get around to grocery shopping over the weekend stops by after work on Monday night. In case that’s you this week {been there, done that!}, I thought it might help for you to see what my healthy pantry staples are. That way, you can stock up on all the necessities!

Gluten Free Pasta 

Whether it’s for a fancy dinner or an easy salad, I always keep my TruRoots Red Lentil pasta in my pantry! I’ve tried a bunch of red lentil pasta and this one is my favorite!

Fancy Pasta 

Matthew’s favorite fancy pasta is Bucatini but if we see Pici we get that because it reminds us of our honeymoon in Tuscany, Italy.

10 Minute Farro from Trader Joes

This easy 10 Minute Farro from Trader Joes goes perfectly with Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad from Cook Like a Pro, a simple and healthy lunch idea to start off the new year. When I was in NYC I had this salad but I have to say, it’s even better when you make it at home! Farro is a great alternative for rice and quinoa and it cooks up so well.


One of my pantry essential even since childhood! My dad always would fix them with celery, carrots, and onion and it was the most satisfying meal just on its own. I especially like to use it in this hearty side dish! Augustine and Corinna LOVE lentils which makes me so happy!


I am a big tea drinker and my favorite brand to keep on hand is Harney & Sons. The Paris blend in particular smells and tastes amazing! It’s the perfect drink for the cold weather. Love to drink this tea with my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones!

Raw Nuts 

I like to keep cashews and almonds handy to make homemade cashew and almond milk!

Steel Cut Oats and Regular Oats 

We always keep OneDegree Organics Steel Cut and Regular Oats on hand because Augustine and I both love to have it for breakfast with peanut butter! Here’s my go-to oatmeal recipe! I also like this brand because it is Glyphosate-Free.

Coconut Milk 

Always comes in handy for stir frys! Also perfect for Strawbery and Coconut Milk Popsicles!

Garbanzo Beans & Chickpeas

I can easily use a can or two a week! So easy to throw into salads or grain bowls as a good source of vegetarian protein. Lately I’ve been baking them in the oven until they’re crispy…so yummy!

Dried Fruit for Granola 

I try to always keep dried fruit to make homemade granola.

Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate

Indulgent dessert with tons of iron in! Who knew?! I also like to use this chocolate to make truffles. You can also buy it in stores at Trader Joe’s for much cheaper than online, but I linked to an Amazon seller that got their hands on some for you gals who don’t live near a TJ’s!

Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers

Super healthy snack when I’m craving carbs or salty snacks! We usually get these with our Thrive Market order. An easy snack for me or Augustine.


I frequently use dates for refined sugar-free desserts! They’re also delicious on their own, and of course with peanut butter! That combo will always remind me of my 3rd Trimester with Corinna bc my midwife said they help with labor.

Rao’s Marinara Sauce

Slightly more expensive but it’s incredibly worth it! The ingredients are amazing and the flavor tastes like homemade. And keep an eye out at Costco, because we often find it there for cheaper! I  like to keep this sauce in handy for quick meals. It allows me to bring a little bit of Italy to my kitchen because of how authentic it tastes.

Guittard Chocolate Chips 

These are my favorite chocolate chips and you know I take my cookies seriously lol! The only warning I can give is that they are highly addictive!

Costco Maple Syrup 

This is my whole family’s favorite maple syrup! Augustine likes to pair up this syrup with his Pumpkin Spice Waffles in the fall.

Nutzo Nut Butter 

I am so addicted to this nut butter, especially when paired with dates {seriously, try this combo!}. I like to put it in my oatmeal or with bananas or apples for a midday snack. It feels light to eat but it fills me up.

Most Used Spices

Of course, we gotta add a little flavor to our food! Our go-to spices are thyme, garlic, smoked paprika, oregano, zatar, and maldon sea salt.

What pantry staples do you always keep on hand? And I’m so curious, where you like to shop?? Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and our local farmers market are our go-to’s!


image source {you can actually buy this shelfing system!}