The Benefits Of A Stocked Pantry: A Visual Feast

IMG_5481.jpg

Meals can be made easier when you have some choices at the ready. How do you make this so? It takes work, like you need to actually get the goods, bring them in your home and use them.

But having a stocking strategy means you only need to do a refresh 1-2 times a month and then pick up your weekly fresh items. That's how one builds a grocery shopping lifestyle. I can't make you make the time, you'll have to do that, but I can help guide the process. 

And to keep it simple, we're gonna start with a pantry and fridge stock for breakfast. 

Imagine a world in which you weren't always wondering what's for breakfast or grabbing on the go, which ends up costing more money and time in the long run. A little planning always gives back the gift of time on the back end. It takes longer to scramble in a moment and wait for deliveries or on deli lines than it does to simply be prepared. Preparation and having choices leads to health, so make it a habit starting today.

Here's a place to start! 

This is your ticket to breakfast success, below are the key items in my home that allow me to eat on the fly. I'm not giving you THE WHOLE LIST because I'm doing this beginners style, so these are the basics. More to come on blowing out your whole kitchen! 

PANTRY

  1. Nuts + Seeds
  2. Nut Butter
  3. Dried fruit
  4. Oats
  5. Honey or Maple Syrup

COUNTER TOP

  1. Fresh Fruit
  2. Avocados

REFRIGERATOR

  1. Yogurt
  2. Almond milk 
  3. Eggs
  4. Butter 
  5. Spinach 
  6. Individual cheese snacks or a block of good grating cheese

FREEZER

  1. Ezekiel, Dave's Killer Bread or fresh bakery bread
  2. Frozen Fruit

10 BREAKFAST POSSIBILITIES

  1. Yogurt with fresh or dried fruit + nuts
  2. Oats with fresh or dried fruit + nuts
  3. Toast with nut butter and fresh or dried fruit
  4. Avocado toast
  5. Hard Boiled Eggs 
  6. Toast with eggs
  7. Eggs scrambled with spinach and toast  
  8. Fruit smoothie or Smoothie bowl 
  9. Fresh fruit and nut butter or nuts/seeds
  10. Fresh fruit and cheese with handful of nuts