The ULTIMATE Wholefoods Shopping List

Healthy kitchen essentials

So many people ask me what can I eat as vegan, and how to eat healthier in general. So I decided to create this post as a go-to resource to show everything that I (generally) keep in my cupboards, to regularly create healthy, delicious meals.

It is NOT essential for you to run out to the store and buy all of these ingredients in one go. That would be crazy expensive! Instead, it’s much more realistic and sensible to buy these ingredients as and when you need them, and over time you will slowly build up a repertoire of kitchen staples that you can rely on time and time again.

If you’re currently exploring a plant-based lifestyle or want to change your eating habits, then you’re probably trying out lots of new recipes. Whether its my recipes or those across the net, these are probably some of the ingredients you’re going to see crop up a lot.

If you’d like me to explore any one of them in more detail, drop me a message/comment and I’ll do a post about it!

I will also say that this is not a comprehensive list. This is just an insight into MY cupboards and fridge to show how I maintain a healthy, plant-based diet, without deprivation.

Finally, I will say that if you’re serious about going plant-based, then this list of ingredients will help you A LOT. If you have at least most of this stuff to hand on any given day, then I PROMISE you, cooking up healthy, delicious meals and desserts will be a breeze!

 

Fruit & Veg

Apples
Bananas
Dates
Watermelon (when in season)
Honeydew melon (when in season)
Blueberries (frozen)
Raspberries (frozen)
Mangos (frozen; fresh when in season)
Strawberries (when in season)
Lemons
Limes
Spinach
Kale
Romaine lettuce
Avocados
Tomatoes
Celery
Cucumber
Mixed peppers
Mushrooms
Aubergine
Broccoli (frozen)
Petit pois (frozen)
Marrowfat peas (frozen)
Fresh garlic
Fresh ginger
Scallions/spring onions
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes

 

Cupboard/pantry staples

Wholegrain pasta
Brown rice/buckwheat noodles
Spelt noodles
Oats
Sourdough bread (rye, spelt or wheat)
Wholewheat pittas
Brown rice
Sushi rice
Arborrio rice
Mixed quinoa
Buckwheat
Brown rice flour
Buckwheat flour
Wholewheat flour
Red lentils
Green lentils
Canned tomatoes
Black beans
Chickpeas
Other beans (aduki, pinto, gungo etc)
Rice pancakes

 

Herbs & Spices

Fresh:
Basil
Coriander
Rosemary
Thyme
Dill
Parsley
Curry leaves
Mint

Dried:
Basil
Oregano
Mixed herbs
Garlic
Cumin
Cinnamon
Turmeric
Paprika
Coriander seed, ground
Cayenne pepper
Chilli flakes
Garam masala
Curry powder
Ginger
Nutmeg
Nori sheets

 

Condiments & Seasonings

Tomato puree
Tamari
Coconut aminos
Vegan-friendly Worcester sauce
Nutritional yeast
Apple cider vinegar
Rice vinegar/mirin
Balsamic vinegar
Malt vinegar
Brown miso paste
White miso paste
Wholegrain mustard
Dijon mustard
American mustard
Veg stock
Tomato ketchup
Rock sea salt
Black pepper

 

‘Superfoods’

Organic cacao powder
Organic maca powder
Organic chia seeds
Organic baobab powder
Kiki Health green superfood blend
Goji berries
Raisins
Coconut flakes
Cacao nibs

 

Fats

Raw:
Almonds
Hazelnuts
Pecans/walnuts
Cashews
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Coconut oil
Flax seed (milled)

Roasted:
Tahini
Peanut butter
Almond butter

 

Miscellaneous

Oat/soy milk
Apple puree
Plain soy/coconut yoghurt
Coconut sugar
Date sugar
Maple syrup
Organic cocoa powder
Baking soda
Baking powder
Cornstarch/arrowroot
Xanthan gum
Cream of tartar
Vanilla extract
Peppermint extract
Almond extract
Raw chocolate
Dark chocolate
Green tea
Peppermint tea

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