Things You Should Always Have in Your Pantry

Things You Should Always Have in Your Pantry
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Things You Should Always Have in Your Pantry

Olive Oil

Here's one healthy fat your pantry should never be without! Olive oil is a great to mix with cooked vegetables and salad dressings.


Spices and herbs are a great way to keep it interesting in the kitchen. Spice up your everyday meals with a low-cal dash of flavor.

Whole Grains

Whole grains are key to a healthy nutrition plan. Set up for health success by keeping sources of whole grains, such as pasta and rice, in your pantry.


Keep a variety of broths in your pantry to cook a healthy, calcium filled meal for a cold and rainy day.


Don't forget the condiments! Your pantry is incomplete without nonperishable go-to's like ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce.


Fill up on fiber! Oats are great to have on hand for a healthy start to your day.

Peanut Butter

Perhaps some protein? Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and is packed with health benefits.


Now that you have peanut butter, all that is missing is some jam! Stock up with your favorite flavor jam for the perfect PB&J.


It's important to stock your kitchen pantry with necessities that will help you and your family stay prepared at all times. Whether you are in a rush and need easy ingredients to whip up a quick meal or there is a big snow storm coming and you need to be prepared, having a fully stocked pantry will definitely help.

Covering everything from protein packed peanut butter to olive oil and spices, we have put together a list of items your pantry should never be without! This slideshow offers you options for creating delicious breakfast, lunches and dinners in a pinch while assuring you have the less obvious items that many often forget!

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