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Our Top 10 Pantry Staples (And How We Eat Them)

We’ve been counting on our pantry staples much more whereas we’re limiting our journeys to the grocery retailer throughout quarantine. Here are the objects you’ll at all times discover within the KERF pantry and the way we eat them! 

While we’re nonetheless managing to eat fairly a couple of contemporary meals throughout our Stay At Home time, now we have undoubtedly been counting on the objects in our pantry much more recently. The luggage of rice, cans of beans, and stash of nut butters is appreciated greater than ever when our fridge is naked bones between grocery runs. Even throughout “normal” occasions, a well-stocked pantry helps us bridge our meal plan when the fridge is trying naked. Here are the staples we counting on essentially the most, and the way we flip them into meals. Plus listed here are hyperlinks to a few of my favourite pantry recipes over time! Here’s what we at all times have readily available.

Our Top 10 Pantry Staples (And How We Eat Them)

1) Oats

It goes with out saying that we at all times have quaint oats in our pantry. Actually we at all times have rolled oats, fast oats, and metal reduce oats! I’ve a complete web page devoted to oatmeal recipes on KERF! Oatmeal/in a single day oats could also be one of many best pantry breakfasts; plus, we’re at all times utilizing them in baked items, too. They are one of many world’s most versatile meals for cause. Need a fast oat-based dinner? Try savory oats!

2) Peanut & Almond Butter

Do you panic if you run low on nut butters? We do! Especially because it’s a staple meals for the youngsters too. Peanut and almond butter are the 2 nut butters we nearly at all times have readily available, however as you already know I’ve dabbled in all types of nut and seed combos over time. And Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter every time I can get my palms on some (it’s certainly one of my high 10 favourite nut butters). Not solely do I at all times add an enormous dollop to my oats, however the youngsters are consuming LOTS of PB&J proper now. It’s good to at all times have a pair jars of jam within the pantry, too. There’s additionally the choice of do-it-yourself: Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter is nice!

three) Canned Beans

Beans are my favourite canned good, and I really like all of them! Loaded with fiber and protein, they’re one of many healthiest pantry staples round. I lately shared this beans and rice bowl (with canned pineapple!) – not solely can many of the components might be present in your pantry, nevertheless it’s an affordable, vegetarian, nutrient-balanced meal! I’ve been occupied with how I used to make these completely straightforward bean burgers again within the day. Need to make these once more!

four) Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce

Spaghetti with pasta sauce (and floor beef from the freezer) could be the best pantry dinner of all time. And the excellent news is that it’s one which Mazen loves and Birch can eat too. We at all times have entire wheat spaghetti within the pantry together with jars of marinara. (Once tomato season is right here we are able to even make the sauce!) If I’ve any contemporary or frozen spinach I add that to the sauce too.

5) Salad Toppers

Trader Joe’s is the holy grail for all issues nuts, seeds, and salad toppers. Whenever I make my month-to-month journey, I be certain to top off on candied nuts, sunflower seeds, garlic parmesan crisps (make scrumptious croutons!), dried fruit, and some jars of marinated artichoke hearts. We at all times have some or the entire above within the pantry (though admittedly I most likely gained’t get to Trader Joe’s to restock these “extras” for some time. I’m glad I stocked up after I did.)

6) Canned Tuna, Salmon & Sardines

For lunches and the occasional gentle dinner, we preserve a number of cans of untamed fish within the pantry. Mazen has been identified to eat a complete sardine – I haven’t provided him one shortly! Fish salads are nice for lunch, and salmon patties is usually a fast pantry dinner. Recipes to attempt: Curried Tuna Salad Recipe, Every Herb Salmon Salad, Salmon Quinoa Burgers, and the Very Best Sardine Salad.

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7) Trail Mix & Bars

No pantry is full with out some kind of path combine and/or granola bars, as I believe nuts make the perfect snack because of their protein, fats, and satisfying salty crunch. Especially if in case you have youngsters in the home! I typically seize a couple of luggage of path combine from Trader Joe’s or throw collectively my very own combine in a big mason jar (there are at all times chocolate chips concerned…) Mazen’s favourite bedtime snack is a handful of salty almonds. A couple of bar recipes: Coconut Clusters, Chocolate Coconut Balls, Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars, and No Bake Yerba Mate Bars.

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eight) Cereal & Granola

Cereal and granola are common breakfast objects within the KERF family, and on occasion, if Mr. Mazen is in a choosy temper, he’ll have cereal for dinner if he refuses what we make. We at all times have bran flakes and granola for the adults, Cinnamon Toast Crunch for Mazen, and Cheerios for Birchie. I really like when now we have a contemporary batch of do-it-yourself granola – extra for a topping than filling a cereal bowl. Favorite recipes: Crunchy Caramelized Granola, Buckwheat Granola, and Turmeric Granola.

9) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

Whole wheat pastry flour is my go to for wholesome baking. If a recipe requires all-purpose flour, I typically sub in entire wheat pastry flour, which is good in baked items. Recently made recipes embrace chocolate chip scones or sheet pan pancakes. Another easy-to-make entire grain flour is oat flour! Just grind oats in your meals processor and you’ll bake with that or make no-bake recipes.

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10) Rice & Grains

Rice is a simple base so as to add to any meal. We love bean and rice bowls! We sometimes have each white jasmine and brief grain brown rice readily available to combine issues up. Whenever I make a pot of rice, I prefer to make just a little additional because it shops nicely within the fridge to have throw into lunches. Birch can also be presently obsessive about buttered rice so we’ve been making additional for his meals too. We additionally normally have quinoa, grits, brief entire grain pasta, and farro within the pantry for fast salady meals like this one and this one.

What pantry objects do you at all times have readily available?

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