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39 Things I Keep Stocked At All Times

39 Things I Keep Stocked At All Times

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If you are looking to eliminate chemicals, preservatives, food colorings, laboratory created ingredients, etc., this list will help you stock up your pantry so that you can pretty much make any healthy meal you want whether it be paleo, gluten-free, clean eating, vegan, vegetarian, low-glycemic, etc.

I personally don’t label myself as paleo , gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. when it comes to my eating habits. My goal is to eat whole foods meaning the least ingredients the better, the least chemicals and preservatives the better. I try to maximize the nutritional value of everything I eat. I am more concerned with reducing chemicals than calories.

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By being more concerned with reducing and/or eliminating chemicals from the food I consume, I naturally eat healthier, more nutritious foods and in turn allowing my body to absorb it’s necessary nutrients. When my body has what it needs nutritionally, I’m not constantly hungry and tempted to snack all the time leading to weight gain. In fact, a side effect of eating this way has helped me lose weight and keep it off. Just from eating, imagine that.

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My husband and I are big time label readers. We read almost every single label on what we purchase at the grocery store. It took more time at first but now that we know which products are better for us, without chemicals, preservatives, gmo’s, etc, it doesn’t take as long anymore.

For example, the bread we eat only has 5 ingredients. Take a look at the list of chemicals in the bread you currently have in your pantry. Yikes, right? All those chemicals we ingest disrupt the way the body processes it’s required nutrients and functions. The liver and the rest of the organs have to work overtime to try to process these foreign chemicals that do not have any nutritional value. Over time this can lead to cancers and illnesses.

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In eating this way, I happen to have a lot of ingredients that just happen to fall into the paleo and gluten-free world. I’ve realized lately that when it’s time to try a new healthy recipe, I usually have all of the ingredients in the pantry already. So that means I only need to worry about picking up the fresh organic ingredients.

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So I put together a list for you of the staple items I keep around the house. I stocked my “healthy ingredient arsenal” little by little because some items are more expensive than others but you can find good deals at Costco or Amazon. Every time I went to the grocery store I would just pick up a thing or two until I was satisfied with my stock.

Most of the ingredients go a long way so it’s not like you will be purchasing all of these items on a regular basis. There are some items that I do purchase more frequently like coconut oil (I use it for beauty products as well as cooking), raw honey, unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut flour, and quinoa (lots and lots of quinoa).

{ I purchase organics every single time if it’s available, even spices. If I can’t find organic I will at least make sure it’s non-GMO }

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