Welcome to the Plum Pantry! Thanks for signing up as I launch my new website. I’m so excited to share this list with you as a thank you.

In addition to the staples, I’ve thrown in a few extra tips because I’m so happy you’re here!

  1. Canned beans (for example: Pinto, garbanzo, lentils)
    • Pro tip: Rinse before using. This removes salt and also some extra starch that causes flatulence (farting)
  2. Canned tomatoes (diced or petite diced, look for no added salt options, if available)
  3. Frozen vegetables
    • Pro tip: Keep these underrated veg around in case you run out of fresh, they’ll save you money too because they don’t spoil.
    • Worried about nutrients? Don’t! Sometimes they have more nutrients than fresh!
  4. Chicken or vegetable broth – so you can make veggie soups
    • Pro tip: Look for low sodium
  5. Canned or jarred marinated vegetables (for example: Artichoke hearts)
  6. Fresh vegetables (for example: Celery, zucchini)
  7. Fresh vegetables with a longer shelf life (for example: Onion, butternut squash, yam, sweet potato, normal potato)
  8. Dried pasta
    • I know what you’re thinking… it’s not a veg! You are correct. BUT, who doesn’t love pasta? This is an opportunity to add some extra veg to your favorite pasta dish. It’s a win win
  9. Rice
    • Basmati rice is a great choice, brown or white. I know what you’re thinking again, not a veg! Correct. But again, rice is a satisfying part of a meal or snack that you can add veggies to
  10. Eggs
    • Yep, again… Not a veg. But eggs are high in protein and healthy fat, and low in calories. They’re also really affordable. Add this to a snack or meal that includes veggies to keep yourself full and satisfied

I sure hope you found this list and tip sheet helpful. Download the PDF of this list at the bottom of this page.
Check out the links below to other articles that’ll help you and your family eat healthier.