These 22 Pantry Staples Make Healthy Eating a Breeze, and They're All on Amazon
It's time to give your pantry a much-needed makeover. It should be stocked with healthy basics like beans, flour, rice, and nut butters, but we're willing to bet if you take a peek in there right now, you'd find more than a few duplicates (who needs five cans of crushed tomatoes?) and expired items. That's why we've pulled together 22 of the healthiest pantry staples on Amazon. With these items on hand and the fresh foods you pick up from the grocery store each week, you'll be stocked and ready to prepare quick, healthy, and flavorful meals at any time.
BetterBody Foods Coconut Oil
BetterBody Foods Coconut Oil ($22) is a versatile staple that you'll never want to be without, so go ahead and get the big jar. Coconut oil is healthy, as long as you don't overdo it, and lends a mild coconut flavor to baked goods.
Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes are nice and all, but what happens when they're out of season or you run out days before your next grocery trip? Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes ($19 for 12) make a flavorful addition to soup, chili, and pasta dishes, and they can be stored much longer than fresh tomatoes.
Simply Organic Starter Spice Set
If you don't have the space to dedicate an entire cupboard to an extensive spice collection, this Simply Organic Starter Spice Set ($28) covers the basics and then some. The smaller size ensures they won't sit in the back of your pantry without being used up before they expire.
Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour
If you've gone gluten-free, baking can become quite tricky with the confusing measurement conversions needed for many alternative flours. Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour ($12) works perfectly with your favorite recipes because you use the same amount as you would with traditional flour.
Pukka Herbs Tea Selection Box
Any good hostess should have an assortment of teas on hand to offer when company stops by. The Pukka Herbs Tea Selection Box ($20) includes everything from energizing matcha to relaxing lemon and ginger, so you'll always be prepared no matter what time of day.
Tessemae's Ketchup and BBQ Sauce
The same salad dressing brand you've probably seen at the grocery store has a wide range of sauces as well. This set includes Tessemae's Ketchup and BBQ Sauce ($35 for four), perfect for dipping fries and topping burgers at your next cookout.
Birch Benders Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix
All you need is water and Birch Benders Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix ($14 for three) to create fluffy, delicious pancakes and waffles. These mixes are organic and non-GMO.
A Dozen Cousins Variety Pack Beans
Sure, you could keep bulk-bin bags of beans in your pantry, but then you'd have to soak, season, and cook them before you can actually eat them. A Dozen Cousins Variety Pack Beans ($25 for six) come in three almost ready-to-eat flavors — all they need is a minute in the microwave.
Carrington Farms Organic Chia Seeds
If you aren't stocking Carrington Farms Organic Chia Seeds ($7), it's time to get started. They're a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, and a pleasant addition to salads, smoothie bowls, and, of course, chia pudding.