7/31/13

The Healthy Pantry-The Sexy Mom's Running Club Blog Tour GIVEAWAY!

Today I'm participating in The Sexy Mom's Running Club blog tour! Becky Reese is the founder of The Sexy Mom's Running Club, she is also an author and owns a activewear clothing line. You can hop on over to Becky's site to be inspired, find training plans, recipes and many other fun things.



The Sexy Mom's Running Club Giveaway!!

                                              
                                                  The Fresh 20 Cookbook by Melissa Lanz 
                                                                  
                        And a $50 gift card good for any paid content on SexyMomsRunningClub.com


Becky Reese @ The Sexy Mom's Running Club is sponsoring this amazing giveaway. Please take the time to leave a comment to be entered in the random drawing closing Friday evening at midnight (Central time zone). Winner will be announced Saturday.

I know with fall on it's way and school days right around the corner I have been stocking my pantry to get ready for school days and busy sports filled evenings. I  love to keep my pantry well stocked because if you have a well stocked pantry you always have the choice to make something at home instead of going to a drive thru. And that my friends, is one of the biggest battles in making healthy food choices.

Last week I didn't want to go to the grocery store due to a trip we were getting ready to take but because I had a well stocked pantry I was able to throw together a handful of dinners using only what was in my pantry and bits and pieces of what was left in my fridge.

So what kind of things do I stock in my pantry with?

Canned Items:

  • Tomato Sauce- no salt added (4 cans)
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis (2 cans-I prefer Trader Joe's brand)
  • Basic Spaghetti Sauce (2 jars- if you shop at a conventional store watch the ingredients list)
  • Garbanzo Beans (2 cans)
  • Kidney Beans (2 cans)
  • Black Beans (2 cans)
  • Organic chicken broth-no salt added (2-32oz containers)
  • Organic beef broth-no salt added (2-32oz containers)
  • Vanilla Almond Milk-Unsweetened (1-64 oz)
  • Coconut Milk (4 cans)
  • Creamy Almond Butter-no salt (1 jar)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter-no salt (1 jar)
  • Tuna (2 cans)
  • Whey Protein
Starch /Grains:
  • Organic brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Cous Cous
  • Organic whole wheat spaghetti (3 bags -.99 cents a bag at Trader Joes)
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Dried black beans
  • Sweet Potatoes (4-6 potatoes)
  • 2-3 varieties of cereal (6-8 grams of sugar max...otherwise it's should be considered dessert)
  • Steal Cut Irish Oatmeal
  • Quick cook Steal Cut Irish Oatmeal
  • Pretzels
Fats:
  • Nuts-raw unsalted--We love almonds, cashews and pistachios
  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Spray Coconut Oil
  • Ghee
Flavor Makers / Seasonings:
  • Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Apple cider Vinegar
  • White wine Vinegar
  • White vinegar
  • Dried Herbs-anything and everything you can get your hands on
  • Spices-anything and everything you can get your hands on
  • Sea Salt
  • Onions (red and yellow)
  • Fresh garlic
Baking / Indulgent stuff:
  • Unbleached flour
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Turbinado raw cane sugar
  • Stevia
  • Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • Baking Soda
Freezer-(my extended pantry):
  • Broccoli
  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Ginger
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Chicken breast
  • Fish-Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Tuna
  • Pork, variety of cuts
  • Beef, variety of cuts
Hope this helps get you on your way to a well stocked pantry. 

If you are just started on your journey to healthier living take it one step at a time. Don't look in your pantry and feel discouraged. If you have unhealthy foods crowding your pantry start by not buying things that have a long list of ingredients that you can't read. Stop purchasing that stuff! Start buying healthier choices. And as you stop buying unhealthy things they will run out  and you will have slowly replaced them with healthy options without killing your food budget. 

What kind of things do you like to stock in your pantry?



6 comments:

Meercat said...

Love the pantry list. Took the quiz and....only missing pretzels and steel cut oats!

I'd love to see some healthy lunch ideas for back to school. Blog post idea????

Karoline H said...

Your pantry is better stocked than mine. I need to make a better effort to keep easy dinner ideas on hand to avoid the take out food.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I scored pretty good against your checklist except for the freezer part. I don't like a crowded freezer! I am trying to get away from canned goods because of the BPA, and move towards bottles. But I love the convenience of those canned beans. Thanks for the encouragement.

Simply Fit Mama said...

I have been thinking about a back to school post, lunch ideas for the kiddos and for Moms too! Congrats on winning the giveaway, I will be in contact with you shortly.

Simply Fit Mama said...

That's great to hear that you have a well stocked pantry! I am fortunate to have an extra freezer in the garage which helps with overcrowding in my main freezer (I'm not a big fan of overcrowding either). I agree with you on the canned goods and the BPA but when push comes to shove I would much rather eat a canned good than mystery food at the fast food restaurant for sure! I still plan on moving toward less canned goods though...work in progress. :) Thanks for reading and participating!!

Simply Fit Mama said...

A stocked pantry helps for sure! Thank you for reading and participating. :)

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