The rules of a stocked pantry never change. Some things you always want to have in pantry containers, ready to be pulled from in an emergency or when a recipe calls. Here are the must-have ingredients and foods to keep in your pantry bulk food container set.
Flour is a baking essential. Always have it on hand. You don’t want to be in need of a restock when you’re baking a pizza crust, making bread, or need it to add some bulk to a deep-fried chicken recipe.
Brown sugar, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar are all excellent ingredients to have. A little bit of sweetness is easy to have in any recipe – not just baking. All you have to do is add some sugar from your airtight food container.
Spices can be kept in spice racks, bags, or smaller containers kept together in the pantry. The most common spices to have on hand include salt, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, dried parsley, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground ginger.
A high-quality pasta container will keep your best pasta fresh, crunchy, and ready for the boil. Macaroni, spaghetti, fettuccini, bowtie, and shells are all common inclusions.
Rice is another high-calorie pantry ingredient that can be added in with chicken, beef, or vegetarian protein to craft a nice dish. There are rice dishes in almost every culture, and it’s an ingredient you certainly want to have in your kitchen.
Nuts like almonds, peanuts, and walnuts are high-calorie, contain healthy fats, and are a dietary staple.
Dehydrated fruit is a fine ingredient to have cut and ready for trail mixes. There’s just something about fruit and nuts that work so well. If you don’t want to pre-make a trail mix, keep your dehydrated fruit separate in their own large pantry container.
Dried beans are a vegetarian and vegan staple. Buy yours dried and keep them in a sealed container in your pantry.
If you’re working on losing weight, you have to target low-calorie foods. Popcorn has such a low calorie count that it’s more or less non-existent. Meal prep your popcorn and store it in bulk containers so that you’re ready when those cravings come along.
Regardless of your diet, your pantry should be filled with products you use often as well as ingredients tailor-made for an emergency. Shop high-quality bulk food container sets at Living.ca today.