Cooking can be a strenuous task, especially when you don’t have the essentials you need. The kitchen is often called the heart of the home; hence, it should always have extra life-giving resources within its reserve.
It’s reasonable to run out of supplies now and then, but that can come at a pricey cost like going to bed craving a delicious meal or having to order take out. We’re going over six items that your kitchen/pantry should always have in supply, which could mean the difference between a home-cooked meal and a delivery.
Whatever type of bread you prefer, be it unleavened, gluten-free, cinnamon, wheat, etc. your kitchen should always have some in stock. You may not be up for a full meal, but nothing beats having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or avocado toast whenever a craving hits. The extra carbs provide energy and take away hunger pangs long enough to wait for the next meal.
Fruit is incredibly refreshing and versatile since it can be made into a smoothie, eaten raw, or incorporated into meals. Every kitchen should have fruit on standby in case you want a healthy snack to nibble on.
Beans are rich in fiber and protein, which makes them nourishing and compatible with various meals. Adding beans to a salad or eating as a side dish is a quick way to add protein to your meal. Plus, they can be kept in the pantry for a long time!
The protein content in eggs is so high that they’re recommended in every diet (unless you have a dietary restriction). Eggs can be fried, boiled, baked, steamed, scrambled, or poached to one’s preference. They are an incredibly versatile food for cooking and baking.
Flour is a pretty straightforward staple that most people always have on hand. You can use flour for many different types of meals. There are also many healthy, gluten-free flour options like almond flour!
Fish/meat (or vegan-friendly substitute!)
Vegans may have a lot of reservations about this particular food item, but meat and fish can be essential sources of muscle-building components. With the advent of impossible burgers, it’s now also possible to stock up on “meat” without buying the real deal.