Must Have Eating Clean Pantry Basic Essentials

The Eating Clean Pantry Basic Essentials

Before you start working out and starting a new way of eating like eating clean let’s clean out your pantry. Keeping these must have eating clean pantry basic essentials you will have a kitchen that is “temptation-proof”. Keeping your pantry stocked with healthy cooking ingredients and snacks will make your life so much easier.

Must Have Eating Clean Pantry Basic Essentials

Let’s Start with Upgrading Your Flour. Replace all purposed White Bleach Flour with some coconut flour, almond flour and flax seed. You want to stop using all purposed White Bleach Flour because all the vitamins and minerals are gone when its bleached. I use a lot of these in a few baking recipes.

Coconut Flour

Coconut Flour is high in fiber, low in carb. I use coconut flour in a lot of my baking.

thrive market coconut flour

Almond Flour

Almond Flour – I love almond flour for a lot of things. I love making chicken with an egg batter and dip it in almond flour to bake. In the regular grocery store a bag of almond flour like this can be up to $15 on Thrive Market you can save so much money here it is only $8.95.

Almond Flour Bob's Red Mill
Flax Seed

Flax Seed is great and high in Omega 3’s. Some vegans use this in baking as a substitute for eggs as well. You can add some to your smoothies or oatmeal as well.


Each of these have different textures and you will use them for different types of recipes.

Eating Clean Includes Whole Grains

Here are a few recommended whole grains I would keep on hand and remove all processed grains like white rice, and white bread etc…


Did you know Quinoa is a seed and has 9 essential amino acids? It’s very healthy for you, high in protein and fiber. You can cook it quickly like rice and its also gluten free. Quinoa grows in a rainbow of colors, but the most commonly available are red quinoa, black quinoa and white quinoa. I’ve been making a lot of great buddha bowls or you can even try my Ahi & Avocado Quinoa Sushi Rolls. Oh so ono!

Red Quinoa

Trio Quinoa

Trio Quinoa

Brown Rice

Rice is an essential staple in my Asian culture so switching to brown rice made my life so much easier. Brown rice also high in fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels. It also helps keep blood sugar levels under control with diabetes in my family it is a great choice.

Brown Rice Thrive Market


I personally don’t keep barley on hand but I heard it is also great to have. Many cultures use it in their meals. I once had a great barley tea at a Korean restaurant yum! If you have some recipes please share them with me in the comments.   Barley Thrive Market

Steel Cut Oats

My husband and I have steel cut oats every morning. I love it better than regular oatmeal now. It does take a little longer to cook and maybe it is an acquired taste. Add some berries, bananas, or even some honey to sweeten it up if you are new to eating clean.

Steel Cut Oats Thrive market


Air-popped popcorn is a healthy, whole-grain, antioxidant-rich snack that’s low in calories. Fun to have this around with the kids and it really is good without drenching it in butter.

Popcorn Organic Thrive Market

Quinoa Pasta

Quinoa pasta a gluten-free and tasty alternative to traditional pasta is here! A friend of mine made some at a party and I could not taste the difference and I am sure your kids won’t either. Give it a try!

Quinoa Pasta

Canned Beans

Canned beans cost about three times more than dried beans, but dried beans can take hours to cook. I do list dried beans at the bottom but these are great to have if you are in a rush. Nutrition-wise, cooked and canned are about the same, but the sodium content of canned beans can be 100 times that of cooked. Draining and rinsing the canned beans can get rid of about half the sodium, but you’re also draining and rinsing away some of the nutrition.  I recommend, when buying canned beans look for no-salt added varieties.

Black Beans

Canned Tomatoes, Diced, Chuck, Peeled, Tomato Sauce

Same with canned tomatoes the salt content is probably really high and make sure there is no added sugars. I like shopping online with they have great clean type canned tomatoes, tomato sauces and much more…

Organic Pumpkin Puree

Organic pumpkin puree is great to make soups with in the winter. You can also make an organic pumpkin pie or some energy balls. I can’t wait till the fall when everything is all about Pumpkin!

Healthy Fats:

Un-refined Unprocessed Coconut Oil has been pressed at a low heat and then filtered. The low heat allows it to maintain its biologically active antioxidants and phenol compounds. Most coconut oil that is simply called refined, virgin or organic has been filtered, bleached and sometimes deodorized.The great thing about Coconut Oil is that our bodies are able to burn it as energy instead of storing it as fat. I like to use it in a spray form or most times so I can dust my pan instead of drenching our food with oil.


GHEE is clarified butter. Basically the milk solids have been removed from the butter so if you are lactose free than you can have it. It has a nutty flavor to it. I don’t use it much but my son likes it on toast.


Balsamic Vinegars, Bragg Amino Acid, Rice Vinegar, Apple Cider with the Mother. Its good for your gut.

apple cider vinegar

Hot Sauces

Hot sauce will help you spice things up and boost your metabolism. This one CHOLULA is pretty popular and available on Thrive Market. I also love keeping Franks Red Hot and Sriracha on hand as well.


Nuts & Seeds

Unsalted Roasted or Raw Nuts are great to grab and go. Cashews, Walnuts, Almonds are all great snacks to take on the go.


Chia Seeds

Add chia seeds to your smoothie, oatmeal or use it as an egg substitute for baking.

chia seeds


Sugars are actually a good thing. We need sugar just the right kind and during the right time. What you want to do is get rid of white processed sugars from your pantry. Sweeten things up with all natural organic raw honey, coconut sugar, organic maple syrup, dates, or dried fruit. The thing with coconut sugar is it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like table sugar does.

Madhava honey

Wow! Have you heard of Manuka Honey it is supposed to be really great when you have a cold or feel like you are starting to get sick. It’s so much cheaper on I went to costco and I was like WTH it was over $50 for this little jar.


Manuka Honey

Beans and Legumes

Dry beans and legumes are great to have on hand. I have been loving black beans, white beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, kidney beans and even some lentils. Beans are a great source of protein and carbs. I would also keep them in glass containers. This is also something I want to upgrade our kitchen with some nice glass containers.

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