So when you are ready to begin you journey to a healthier and happier you, you will need to get rid of all processed foods, grain, sugar and dairy (Unless you are choosing LCHF).
One of the first things I hear apart from “What do I eat for breakfast, lunch and snacks?” is “Where do I start?”
Answer: In your pantry…
Here is a list of your basic staples that you will use regularly.
Note: When I can afford to, I buy them in bulk when they are on offer, so I always have some in reserve. We keep an Ikea shelving unit inside the doorway of the garage for extra storage, as our kitchen is very modest and my pantry is too.
I will add the same list below without the notes ready for you to print at the end.
I have also added a list for essentials for baking and other essential items that aren’t necessary to start your journey as it could become initially pricey, however the ‘other’ items could be bought one at a time in the weeks to come, especially when you begin to get a bit more adventurous with your cooking.
Oils & Fats
Organic Coconut Oil – refined
(Use this is when you are cooking eggs and savoury dishes that you don’t want to taste like coconut)
Organic Coconut Oil – unrefined
(Use this oil for all things coco nutty. Great for sweeter dishes, curries or healthy desserts.)
Organic Macadamia Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Remember never heat olive oil above 200 degrees)
(Click here to learn how to activate your nuts)
Flax seeds (Linseeds)
Other Pantry Staples
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Herb & Spices – Again, don’t read this list and think you need all of these straight away. I choose a week’s menu plan and worked out what I needed for those recipes that week and built up my spice and herb drawers that way.
(I still use fresh herbs where I can, or My Do-Terra Oils)
Almond Milk/Cashew Milk/Coconut Milk – (Click here to make it)
Organic (& sugar free if you can) Bacon
Grass-fed Organic Butter (optional-LCHF)
Vegetables – So the rule of thumb is non-starchy Organic vegetables
Daikon (White Radish)
Sweet Potatoes – These are great, but not every day if you are trying to lose weight.
Coconuts – Young**
* Berries are the lowest in fructose (sugar) so when choosing fruit choose berries as your go to fruit and other fruit as occasional treats. I like to think of them as Mother Nature’s lolly/sweetie selection.
** Young coconuts are best as they have juicy flesh which you can scoop out and make into coconut milk and cream.
Meat and Fish
Always buy organic meat whenever you can that is grass-fed and wild, sustainable fish. Again this doesn’t have to be expensive. If you live in Australia, even Coles and Woolworth’s sell wild caught mackerel and sardines and line caught tuna in the tinned section. Great to have at any time of the day, for a snack, on its own, or as part of a main meal.
Liver or other Offal
Line Caught, Organic Fish
Free Range Pork
Organic Almond Flour/Meal
Organic Cacao Powder
Organic Coco Butter
Organic Coconut Flour
Organic Vanilla Beans/Paste
Organic Shredded Coconut
Organic Desiccated Coconut (or you can buy shredded and blitz in the blender if you need desiccated)
Organic Tinned Tomatoes
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