Kitchen Pantry Must-Haves To Always Stock


Do you have these pantry staples?

Looking at your pantry, you might feel like something is missing or running low. Don’t panic. There are several ways to take inventory and refill the shelves. Having a fully stocked pantry can help you create meals, ride out financial lows, and give you something to do when you’re bored. So let’s look at some must-have kitchen pantry items you should always stock to fulfill any need.

Something Spicy

Putting something spicy on your pantry shelves doesn’t always equate to having hot items or things you don’t like. Ground pepper, common cooking spices, and meat marinades can do the trick. Consider the different things your family prefers and the things they may not prefer before you begin stocking.

Also, consider things that have many uses. Something like salsa macha is incredibly versatile and pantry friendly because you don’t need to refrigerate it. It can work as an ingredient, condiment, topping, or side. There are many great ways to use salsa macha at all times of the day.

Snacks Stash

Of course, no pantry is complete without a snack stash. Consider investing in organization cubes to create a less chaotic appearance or dedicate specific snacks to specific family members. Also, pay attention to expiration dates. Consider stocking snacks that have long preservation lives to ensure viability for the long haul.

Something Sweet

This is an essential part of a pantry stock because, without these basic goods, you can’t bake freely. Ensure you have enough baking essentials to last several rounds. Things like flour, sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and different salts are vital to a pantry with a long-term shelf life.

Additionally, think about dehydrated fruit for future use as add-ins in recipes. Some other baking or sweet tooth staples that may help you include chocolate chips, mixed nuts, chia seeds, and shredded coconut.

In a Can

Things in a can receive lots of hesitation, but canned goods are must-have pantry items you should always stock. They last up to two or three years in most cases, and they’re easy to care for in times of need. Many of them don’t need warming up, so you can still eat them if you face an emergency where your home’s electrical power goes down.

Consider the following canned items:

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned beans

  • Vegetable stocks

  • Broth

  • Pasta sauces

Food for Thought

As we come to a close, a few things to keep in mind are your family’s basic needs and the best ways to add items to the shelves. Sometimes, something as simple as a few extra cans per grocery run or one extra bag of flour is the most effective way to tackle the restock. Don’t overthink the process. And feel free to ask your family for help to ensure you get what you need.

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