The Vegetarian Kitchen: Must-Have Pantry Basics

Stocking your kitchen with these meatless staples will make impromptu meals easier.

While a good shopping list is the key to a quick and painless trip to the supermarket, a well-stocked pantry is the best way to ensure you’ll have everything you need to cook once you get home. Our Healthy Pantry includes many of the ingredients you need to prepare a healthy, meatless meal any night of the week.

Dry Goods

Pasta, whole-wheat (assorted shapes)
Barley: pearl, quick-cooking
Couscous, whole-wheat
Rice: brown, instant brown, wild
Dried beans and lentils
Flour: whole-wheat, whole-wheat pastry (store opened packages in the refrigerator or freezer), all-purpose
Rolled oats
Breadcrumbs: plain dry, coarse whole-wheat
Crackers, whole-grain
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Bittersweet chocolate
Sweeteners: granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, pure maple syrup
Tofu, shelf-stable

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