Last week I started to share with you why I try to have some basic necessities on hand. I wouldn’t suggest just heading out and making large purchases to stock your shelves. The key to making the most of your money is when something is at rock bottom prices, purchase what you can (within reason) rather than what you may just need for a week or two. This will allow you to save money by paying for it at its lowest price and then having available when you need it.
To me it just makes sense as that is what my Mother always did. If I stock up on say, organic canned diced tomatoes at $.58 a can then when it comes time for me to really need them I will have them instead of paying $1.78 a can. Plus I truly like having food in my cupboards and not have to stress about running to the store because we don’t have anything to eat.
Here is a list of what I usually stock in my pantry for baking and breads. I do always try to purchase they organically even if not noted. Many of the items are purchased from Azure Standard, Frontier Co-Op, (I just purchased my Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips from iHerb for a great price using code FIV946 to save $5 on my first order), and the coconut products from Tropical Traditions.
- Organic Sugar
- Organic Brown Sugar
- Sucanat-I truly am trying to start making a transition to using in place of sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Raw Honey
- Active Dry Yeast
- Dry Milk Powder
- Aluminum Free Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Organic Corn Starch
- Shredded Coconut
- Coconut Flakes
- Coconut Flour
- Rolled Oats
- Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
- Virgin Coconut Oil– I really prefer Tropical Traditions as it is amazing or Garden of Life
- Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil-This doesn’t taste like coconut and again I like Tropical Traditions
- Olive Oil
This is pretty much what I always try to have on hand. I can make you almost anything sweet we really enjoy with these ingredients! Since I always have some form of flour, I can also make our pizza crusts, breads and even some really yummy cinnamon rolls.
You can go here to see what Grains, Legumes, Spices & Herbs I keep in on hand.
Are there products that I don’t have listed that you think are a must have for your house?