Nutritious Pantry

Staple foods to keep in your Store cupboard

Omitting relevant foods if vegetarian or vegan or if you suffer from any food sensitivities or intolerances

  • Blackstrap molasses, use to sweeten foods, rich in minerals
  • Bounce snack balls – spirulina, premier protein, almond protein, fudge walnut, cashew & pecan
  • Bragg’s Aminos – healthier version of soya sauce
  • Canned organic tomatoes, tomato puree & passata
  • Dried, organic whole grains such as brown basmati rice (Waitrose), kamat grain, barley
  • Dried, organic, wholegrain pastas
  • Dried, organic pulses such as aduki beans, flageolet beans, haricot beans, red lentils, yellow split peas (Waitrose Supermarket stock an excellent variety, as do good health food shops)
  • Dried, organic popping corn
  • Dried, organic herbs & spices (Waitrose stock a good variety)
  • Furikake – sprinkle on top of rice, fish, vegetables
  • Good quality protein powder such as Low-GL Get Up & Go
  • Good quality anchovies and sardines in olive oil
  • Lindt, Green and Blacks or any good quality 70% dark chocolate
  • Herbal teas (Clipper, Dr Stuarts, Pukka, Loose green tea from Drury)
  • Himalayan Sea Salt (Revital
  • Maple syrup has a high mineral content (sugar / honey does not)
  • Meridian organic nut butters, almond, cashew, hazelnut, peanut
  • Nairn Oatcakes, especially the “rough” variety due to their low glycaemiac load
  • Organic quinoa
  • Organic, canned legumes & pulses
  • Organic nuts and seeds (keep in fridge in glass jars to lengthen lifespan)
  • Organic dried fruits
  • Organic nut butters (long-term keep in fridge)
  • Organic extra virgin olive oil
  • Raw wholefood bars (Trek & Nked)
  • Sesame oil
  • Sun & Seed organic sunflower & pumpkin seed butter (long-term keep in fridge)
  • Sunwheel Pear & Apple Spread, 100% fruit without any added sugar
  • Sweet Freedom – the best sugar substitute
  • Tamari, wheat free soya sauce
  • Tahini, sesame seed paste
  • Whole rolled organic oats
  • Xylitol natural sugar substitute (ZyloSweet from Higher Nature T: 0870 0664111 or Xclear from Health Products for

Staple foods to keep in the fridge

Omitting relevant foods if vegetarian or vegan or if you suffer from any food sensitivities or intolerances

  • A generous variety of fresh, organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh organic free-range eggs
  • Fresh good quality, ideally organic, fish garlic, ginger root, coriander, parsley and any other seasonal herbs
  • Ground almonds
  • Humus
  • Mixed antipasti (marinated vegetable in oil)
  • Olives
  • Organic, free-range chicken
  • Organic cow / goat butter
  • Organic goats milk & yogurt
  • Organic nuts and seeds of all types (they go rancid if kept outside the fridge)
  • Organic nut butters
  • Tofu (soya beancurd) or Tempeh (fermented soya beancurd) ideally organic

If you live in North London try visiting the farmer’s market at Parliament Hill on saturday mornings (10am -2pm)

and sample the sourdough bread from Levain Bakery, and the Goat’s cheese which are both superb.

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