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We are firm believers that, when it comes to committing to a healthy lifestyle, a little bit of preparation goes a long way. So set aside an afternoon to clear out all the baddies hiding in the back of your cupboards and re-stock the healthy way so that you'll always have good ingredients to hand.

We've set out a pretty exhaustive list of our most used pantry staples below, along with our favourite brand recommendations (where appropriate). We aren't saying you need to be rushing out to buy all of these in one go, play around and see which ingredients you prefer and build up slowly. Items marked with a * are super easy (and cheaper) to make at home and we'll be providing some recipes soon! The great things about the majority of these staple ingredients is that, if you buy in bulk, you can buy them pretty cheaply and they last for ages. Then all you need to do is top up your basics with some fresh produce each week. See our SHOPPING LIST for our list of which fresh goodies you should be picking up. 

 


GRAINS + NOODLES + PASTA

Amaranth

Brown rice pasta

Buckwheat

Kelp noodles

Millet

Oats (ensure gluten free)

Quinoa (white / red / black)

Rice (brown / black / wild)

Soba noodles


PULSES

Black beans

Borlotti beans

Butter beans

Chickpeas

Cannellini beans

Kidney beans

Lentils (red / green / black / Puy / Beluga) 


NUTS + SEEDS (RAW)

Almonds

Brazil

Cashews

Chia seed

Flax seed

Hazelnuts

Macadamia

Pecans

Pine nuts

Pistachio

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds

Walnuts


FLOURS + BAKING

Arrowroot

Almond flour*

Buckwheat flour

Chickpea flour*

Coconut flour (we love Tiana)

Polenta

Psyllium husk

Rice flour


DRIED HERBS +SPICES

Allspice

Basil

Bay leaves

Black mustard seeds

Cardamom

Cayenne Pepper

Celery seed

Chilli powder

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander seed

Cumin (seeds + ground)

Dill

Five spice

Garam Masala

Ginger

Marjoram

Mixed Spice

Mustard powder

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Pink Himalayan salt

Poppy seeds

Rosemary

Sage

Saffron

Sesame seeds

Star anise

Sumac

Thyme leaves

Turmeric

Vanilla pods

Vanilla Extract (we love Neilsen Massey)


OILS + FLAVOURINGS

Apple Cider Vinegar (we love Braggs)

Balsamic vinegar

Coconut milk (we love Biona) 

Dried shredded coconut 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ghee* (we love Pukka)

Miso (we love Clearspring)

Nori or Wakame

Nut butters* (make sure no nasties)

Nutritional yeast

Rice vinegar

Tahini

Tamari

Udo’s Choice Oil blend

Unrefined Sesame Oil

Vegetable stock (we love Kallo)

Virgin coconut oil (we love Lucy Bee)


SWEETNERS

Coconut sugar (we love Tiana)

Manuka honey    

Pure Maple Syrup (make sure 100%)

Raw honey     

Raw agave


DRINKS

Herbal teas (we love Pukka + Yogi Teas)

Green tea (we love Gryphon + Pukka + Teapigs )

Matcha Powder (we love Teapigs)

Coconut water (we love Jax Coco)

Nut milk* (we love Rude Health)


SUPERFOODS + POWDERS

Acai (frozen pulp or powder)

Baobab (we love Aduna)

Bee pollen

Cacao nibs

Greens powder (we love Raw Reserve)

Hemp seeds

Lucuma

Maca

Raw cacao 

Plant protein powder (we love Sunwarrior)

Spirulina


TREATS + SNACKS

Raw dark chocolate (we love Ombar + Mulu)

Fruit + nut bars (we love Nakd + Upraw + LoveRaw)

Coconut yoghurt (we love Coyo)