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As someone who suffers from digestive issues, you are probably wondering what types of foods and staple items are always in my pantry and refrigerator. I wanted to share with you a few things I always have in stock ready to go for whatever I am in the mood to cook or bake. (Which is always!)

I think that it is really important to organize your pantry after a big market run. I like to keep similar items together such as nuts, nut butters, spices or grains. This way you always know what you have on hand and will be easier to tell what you are missing. Not only will it keep you well prepared but it will also limit the stress levels for your next cooking or baking adventure.  There is nothing worse than running out of that one ingredient and realizing it half way through the cooking process!

Of course, when I am trying new recipes I make the extra trips to the market and it’s also important to realize that my staple items are what work best for my body and dietary restrictions.  You may have different foods that you love and should include in your kitchen! My foods and recipes fit my lifestyle and my current dietary needs! 

Fruits/Misc:
Lemons
Limes
Blueberries
Bananas
Pineapples

I love to keep the blueberries, pineapples, & bananas frozen.  They will last longer and make those morning smoothies extra creamy!

Vegetables:
Sweet Potatoes
Spinach
Kale
Carrots
Arugula/Romaine lettuce
Zucchini 

Meats: [organic, vegetarian fed]
Lean ground white turkey
Chicken

"Dairy"
Almond Milk
Coconut Milk
Earth Balance butter
Dairy-free plain yogurts
Organic eggs
Dairy free ricotta cheese

Superfoods:
Goji berries
Maca Powder
Lucama Powder
Acai powder
Cacao powder
Raw Cacao Nibs
Flaxseed
Apple cider vinegar ("The Mother")
Chia seeds

Nuts:
Sprouted Almonds (Unsalted)
Sprouted Cashews
Walnuts
Pecans
Hazelnuts

Nut-butters: 
Almond butter
Peanut butter
Hazelnut butter
Cashew butter

Seeds:
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds

Grains:
Gluten free oats

Legumes:
Chickpeas (ocassionaly)

Spices:
Ginger
Cayenne
Garlic
Onion
Cinnamon
Turmeric
Red pepper flakes
Cumin
Nutmeg
Pepper

Fats:
Coconut oil
Avocado

Fresh Herbs:
Cilantro
Basil
Italian Parsley
Bay leaves

Baking:
Almond Flour
Oat Flour
Coconut Sugar
Vanilla Bean
Baking soda
Baking powder
Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Sweeteners:
Raw honey
Maple Syrup
Medjool dates