Grocery shopping when you're a parent can be kind of like a horror movie . . . it's unpredictable, you never know who's going to pop out where, and there will probably be some tears over your refusal to buy the insanely sugary cereal. But, in general, if you plan ahead and have a list of items your family asks for again and again, you can hit the aisles with confidence and determination.
Whether it's tasty snacks from Trader Joe's or pantry staples that act as building blocks for endless weeknight meals, having these items in your kitchen will mean your family will never ask that dreaded question: "Mom, what's there to eat?" And the best part? Many of these staples go together to create the perfect snack or meal. Click through to see your ultimate grocery list.