Never get stuck on ideas to cook for your next meal again by ensuring your pantry is stocked with all the essentials! Perfect for those with limited time, these items, alongside fresh produce, can easily be transformed into a delicious meal without you having to run off to the shops after a busy day.
Read on to find out what staples you need to store in your pantry at all times.
Dry goods such as flour, sugar, rice and oats are very handy to have on standby in your kitchen as they are the foundation for so many great meals. You can store these items in your pantry for a long time, as long as you keep them out of direct sunlight and in closed containers for ultimate freshness.
- Rolled Oats
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
Our tip? Have a great variety of different types of the above products and keep replacing them at your weekly shop so you never run out of these staples!
Oils and sauces
Quickly add some much needed flavour to your food with oil and staple sauces that you have on hand in your kitchen. From classic olive oil, to soy sauce, honey and even peanut butter, these items will add a delicious taste to your meals.
- Oils: Extra virgin olive oil, vegetable, sesame and coconut
- Soy sauce
- Fish sauce
- Peanut butter or other nut butter alternatives
- Vinegar: Apple cider, red wine, rice wine and balsamic
Herbs and spices
Stock up on a great selection of herbs and spices to add that much wanted ‘kick’ to your meals! There are so many great herbs and spices to have stored at home that can transform a basic meal into something oh so tasty!
Some of our favourites include:
- Bay leaves
- Cayenne pepper
- Curry powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground turmeric
- Ground cumin
- Ground ginger
- Sesame seeds
While these items don’t live in your pantry and don’t have as long of a shelf life as the above items, they are still great to have on hand and should be stocked up on each week.
- Greek yoghurt
Which pantry staples do you always have at home? For inspiration on what to create with these staples and more head over to our recipes page.