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
Watermelon (when in season)
Honeydew melon (when in season)
Mangos (frozen; fresh when in season)
Strawberries (when in season)
Petit pois (frozen)
Marrowfat peas (frozen)
Brown rice/buckwheat noodles
Sourdough bread (rye, spelt or wheat)
Brown rice flour
Other beans (aduki, pinto, gungo etc)
Herbs & Spices
Coriander seed, ground
Condiments & Seasonings
Vegan-friendly Worcester sauce
Apple cider vinegar
Brown miso paste
White miso paste
Rock sea salt
Flax seed (milled)
Plain soy/coconut yoghurt
Organic cocoa powder
Cream of tartar