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. If you’re not plant-based and want to supplement your grocery list with high quality meats, fish or dairy, then that’s fine too! 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
Honeydew melon
Blueberries (frozen)
Mangos (fresh & frozen)
Lemons
Limes
Spinach
Kale
Romaine lettuce
Avocados
Tomatoes
Celery
Cucumber
Mixed peppers
Mushrooms
Aubergine
Broccoli (usually frozen)
Petit pois (frozen)
Fresh garlic
Fresh ginger
Scallions/spring onions
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes

Cupboard/pantry staples

Wholemeal/spelt pasta
Brown rice noodles
Buckwheat noodles
Oats
Sourdough bread (rye or spelt)
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
Rice pancakes
Nori sheets

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

 

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
Low salt veg stock cubes
Tomato ketchup
Rock sea salt
Black pepper

‘Superfoods’

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

Fats

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

Roasted:
Organic tahini
Peanut butter
Almond butter
Rapeseed oil

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Oat milk
Almond milk
Rice milk
Apple puree
Organic plain soy yoghurt
Coconut sugar
Maple syrup
Organic cocoa powder
Baking soda
Baking powder
Cornstarch/arrowroot
Vanilla extract
Peppermint extract
Almond extract
Raw chocolate
Dark chocolate
Green tea
Peppermint tea

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