10 Healthy Must-Have’s In Your Pantry

If you’re looking to begin some healthy new habits in your kitchen at home, you need to have a few healthy basics on hand.

Today, I have a list for you of some great basics for your new healthy pantry.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them below to add to the list!

10 Pantry Must-Have’s

  1. Brown rice – must healthier than white rice.
  2. Canned tuna in water – don’t add mayo, just mix with celery. Try adding grapes and walnuts, too.
  3. Oatmeal (not instant) – cook in a slow cooker over night for a tasty breakfast.
  4. Coconut oil – use it for cooking and for moisturizing your skin.
  5. Dried beans – cook in soups for fiber and protein.
  6. Quinoa – add in veggies and you’ve got a healthy, hearty meal
  7. Almonds – the best snack you can ever choose! Have a handful before dinner
  8. Panko bread crumbs – contains less carbs than traditional.
  9. Popcorn kernels – skip the already buttered version
  10. Vegetable broth – don’t forget that convenience foods, like this, often have added salt, so make sure not to add any extra in your recipe.Am I missing anything?

Let me know in the comments below!


  • Heckypet

    Canned kidney, black, chick…. And other beans. Add to soup, salads.
    Canned sockeye salmon. Sun dried tomatoes, marinated red pepper. Sardines. Olive oil, fancy vinegars for custom salad dressings. Crystallized ginger to put in tea when you feel you’re getting sick.

  • Wildflower

    I tried the cabbage soup diet, and it works really good, my husband and I drop a few pounds,
    But after that didn’t know what to do. . And I join the gym, but food wise hmm, I am fighting with it still.

  • michael hankins

    I have a fee questions… 1 can you have coffee? 2 how can you season the beef…garlic onions etc? 3 are unsweetened juices the same as 100% juice no sugar added? 4 if I had a salad on veggies day can I use any thing like yogurt dressing or something else? Please help I started today. 3/27/14

    • Catherine

      Yes, black coffee is fine. Garlic and onions and lemon and cilantro are good seasonings anything without salt!. Really important that the juices do not have any syrups or sugars in them. Might be better to put pieces of fruit at the bottom of a water glass but do not eat the fruit. No dressings on salad except lemon, onion, homemade salsa type dressing. No vinegar or oil.

    • Guest

      I started yesterday and I was told that the best thing to use for your salad is a squeeze of lemon and a few drops of EVOO

  • tootiedaniel

    wHat do you eat for breakfast

    • Catherine

      Soup!! On days that you can have fruit you can of course have fruit for breakfast, too!

  • sm

    Spices – red pepper flakes, chilli powder, Cayenne pepper. Be sure to check if they have added salt. Nice stuff for tea will be clove, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg these are great to make a nice hot brew. May be little drop of honey but not at every cup just as a treat. 🙂

  • Leila

    What does it mean by ” Canned Tuna in water ” ?
    Thank you.

    • Cheryl

      You want to buy the canned tuna that’s been packed in water instead of the oil. Less calories.