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Your kitchen staple can consist of basic ingredients that you use frequently. Most of these items will have a long shelf life and that you always have on hand to help crank out a quick meal or two even on the busiest of days.

Are you able to go into your kitchen any day of the month and put together a meal with no problem? This is sometimes a common problem but keep reading this because we’re talking about a well-stocked pantry, fridge, and freezer with meals at your disposal.

Having these items will help you make those quick meals, cut back on groceries and can help you meal prep with ease. Here’s my kitchen staple list and feel free to add or remove items to fit your family.



  • Kosher salt
  • Table salt
  • Black pepper
  • Oils (extra virgin olive oil, vegetable, canola, coconut)
  • Vinegar (balsamic, apple cider, red wine)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Hot sauce


  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey


  • Long-grain white rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, brown rice
  • Pasta (spaghetti, egg noodles, elbow macaroni, angel hair)
  • Rolled oats
  • Breadcrumbs

Canned Goods/Bottled

  • Chicken broth
  • Vegetables (corn, green beans, green peas)
  • Beans (black, kidney, white northern)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Diced, stewed and petite tomatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Tuna
  • Pink salmon (boneless & skinless)

Dried Herbs and Spices

  • Garlic pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, lemon pepper, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, chili powder, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, bay leaves, dried rosemary, dried thyme, dried nutmeg, allspice, paprika


  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt


  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Ground beef, turkey, or chicken
  • Frozen fruits (strawberries, peaches, blueberries, mangoes, etc)
  • Frozen vegetables (broccoli, corn, green beans, mixed)

Fresh Produce (note: these may be purchased weekly)

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrot
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Bananas


  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Tortillas
By on October 15th, 2019

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