At the risk of sounding a little dramatic over here, I’m just gonna say it: a well stocked pantry will save your LIFE.
And your health. And your energy, your mood, your body, your time, and your money.
Intrigued? It’s true, my friends.
My pantry (and freezer and fridge) save my life, all the time. At least in this house, in this season of life, when perfectly planned and coordinated meals are awesome, but not always what’s REALLY going down over here. But the beauty in pantry staples? They don’t need to be.
For me, eating well and feeding my little family real food is a non-negotiable that takes high priority because of how much it’s connected to everything else in life: namely, how we show up in our own lives, daily. Is it with energy and vibrancy and nourishment that runs deep in your bones, and patience too? Or stressed-out, maxed out, on the edge? Food matters and creates both scenarios.
And you get a choice.
So, for me personally, it’s not something to be ignored, to say that I don’t have time for, or to let it be something that always stresses me out or creates anxiety in any way.
The solution I’ve come to realize?
What’s in your kitchen matters: in your fridge, pantry & freezer specifically. Because no matter what life throws at you, if you have good stuff and supplies ready to go, assembling quick and easy meals doesn’t have to be a big deal. If you do it right, you can have dinner (or lunch or breakfast) always on the table within 15 minutes.
So, let’s talk about what that means and looks like. WHAT are the most helpful staples to always have on hand?
Well, it’s your lucky day. Because I’m doing a full blown FRIDGE TOUR. That’s right. In my real fridge, right now, this week. Let’s go.
Watch the video of the tour here:
Can’t remember all of these things? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I put together a legendary PRINTABLE CHECKLIST for you here: everything you need to stock your FRIDGE, FREEZER & PANTRY with real-food staples that matter (and will save your life!). GRAB IT HERE, IT’S FREE BABY.
I hope this is helpful to see! Let me know where you want to take a tour next 🙂
Love this recipe? You’d love the cookbook then too. My second book, Simply Real Eating is coming out November 19th, so make sure you’ve pre-ordered it here. And grab your FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST of Healthy Pantry, Freezer & Fridge Staples here!