Pantry & Freezer Staples

Make sure your pantry is fully stocked with long-term dry goods, etc. – this will save you money over the long term and also save your bacon later if you need to whip something up out of nothing (i.e. you ran out of fresh groceries or didn’t have time to go yet).


Whole30 Compliant

  • olive oil (both extra virgin and light tasting)
  • other oils of your choice (e.g. avocado, etc.)
  • Various vinegars such as red wine, apple cider, and balsamic
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned tomato sauce & paste (check labels)
  • diced green chiles (the little cans)
  • Nutritional yeast
  • almond flour
  • potato starch or arrow root powder (for a thickener)
  • raw cashews (for sauces)

Grains (for when you’re not doing a Whole30)

  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal


  • Frozen chicken breasts or thighs
  • Compliant turkey burgers or similar
  • Other frozen meat such as pork loin or shoulder
  • Frozen veggie mixes
  • Frozen fruit for smoothies
  • homemade applesauce
  • homemade pesto


  • Salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Chili Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Dried Parsley
  • Dried Basil
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Cocoa
  • Black Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper

Optional spices

  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Marjoram
  • Cardamom
  • Pumpkin Pie spice (I hate this but I am mostly alone in my hatred! haha)
  • Other types of pepper
  • Granulated garlic powder
  • Dried green onion/scallions
  • Dried minced onion
  • garlic pepper
  • onion salt (I really like the one at Trader Joe’s!)
  • seasoned salt, such as Lowry’s
  • Tony Cachere’s Creole Spice
  • Chile Lime spice
  • Trader Joe’s “Everyday Seasoning”
  • Trader Joe’s 21-Season Salute (no salt)