Pantry Conversions

Pantry Items

Healthier Pantry Choices

Baking powder Aluminum free baking powder 1t baking powder = 1/2t Cream of Tartar + 1/4t baking soda
BISCUIT MIXES WHOLE-GRAIN* MIXES
Black tea Herbal teas
Bouillon cubes Pure vegetable bouillon; Miso (store in refrigerator); Chicken bouillon (see "Brands We Use")
Canned beans The following beans can be purchased dried: adzuki beans; black beans; blackeyed peas; garbanzo beans; great northern beans; kidney beans; lentils; lima beans; navy beans; pinto beans; split peas
canned tuna fresh or frozen tuna steaks
cereals use whole-grain* hot or cold cereals; avoid cereals with additives, sugar, hydrogenated fats, or white flour (see "Brands We Use")
CHIPS LOOK FOR ORGANIC, LOW-SALT, AND BAKED CHIPS; CORN OR TORTILLA CHIPS; BLUE CORN CHIPS (SEE "BRANDS WE USE")
coffee herbal teas; roasted grain beverage (see "Brands We Use"); swiss water decaf process coffees (see "Brands We Use") (Be aware most commercial coffees use a chemical to get the caffeine out)
nuts and seeds raw, unsalted (store in the refrigerator); almonds & almond butter; cashews & cashew butter; pecans; sesame seeds & tahini; sunflower seeds; pumpkin seeds; walnuts; pine nuts
PANCAKE MIXES WHOLE-GRAIN* MIXES
salt Ms. Dash varieties; sea salt (sparingly)
SALTINE CRACKERS WHOLE GRAIN* CRACKERS (SEE "BRANDS WE USE"); WHOLE GRAIN* RICE CAKES; HONEY GRAHAMS (WITH WHOLE GRAIN* FLOURS AND NO SUGAR)
shortening “Spectrum” Organic Shortening (palm oil); expeller pressed oils (keep refrigerated); olive oil; grape seed oil
spices and herbs all varieties sold in glass containers or bulk; avoid any sold in cans
canned soups instant cup o soups (see "Brands We Use"); home-made soups
soy sauce liquid aminos (see "Brands We Use")
SUGAR
  • ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET)
  • SACCHARIN
  • SUCRALOSE (SPLENDA)
  • XYLITOL/SORBITOL
  • WHITE SUGAR
  • RAW SUGAR, UNFILTERED HONEY; MAPLE SYRUP BROWN RICE SYRUP; MOLASSES; SUCANAT; APPLESAUCE;OR STEVIA ARE REPLACEMENTS FOR ANY OF THE SUGAR FORMS NOTED ON THE LEFT (Limit these sweeteners if you are on a diabetic or hypoglycemic diet with the exception of Stevia) (Stevia is preferred for Diabetics and Hypoglycemics)
    WHITE BREAD WHOLE-GRAIN* BAGELS; WHOLE-GRAIN* BREAD; WHOLE-GRAIN* MUFFINS; WHOLE-GRAIN* PITA BREAD; WHOLE-GRAIN* TORTILLAS (SEE "BRANDS WE USE")
    WHITE FLOUR WHOLE-WHEAT* FLOUR; WHOLE-WHEAT* PASTRY FLOUR; CORNMEAL; SPELT FLOUR; OAT FLOUR; RICE FLOUR; BARLEY FLOUR; BUCKWHEAT; (SEE "BRANDS WE USE")
    WHITE PASTA ARTICHOKE PASTA; VEGETABLE PASTAS; SPELT PASTA; 100% DURUM SEMOLINA PASTA - MAKE SURE THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT ENRICHED. (SEE "BRANDS WE USE")
    WHITE RICE BROWN RICE; WILD RICE; AMARANTH; BARLEY; COUSCOUS; KASHA; MILLET; QUINOA; BASMATI; RISOTTO

    Refrigerator Items

    cheese goat's milk cheese or sheep's milk cheese (Feta, Romano, Cheddar, Chevre) [sparingly]
    eggs farm fresh, from “free range” or “organic” chicken (see "Brands We Use")
    CANNED FRUITS FRESH OR FROZEN (ORGANIC IF POSSIBLE); ALL VARIETIES
    margarine & butter coconut oil; olive oil; sesame oil; grape seed oil or other vegetable oil (limit/avoid canola oil); see Brand’s We Use
    meat organic meats (no hormones, antibiotics used); (see "Brands We Use")
    milk coconut milk (not from the can); oat milk; rice milk; almond milk; cashew cream; (Most people prefer coconut milk and/or almond milk)
    sauces and condiments natural ketchup (no refine sugars) (see "Brands We Use"); safflower mayonnaise (see "Brands We Use"); preservative-free salad dressings with no hydrogenated fats; mustards (see "Brands We Use"); low sodium salsa's (see "Brands We Use"); FRUIT ONLY JAMS AND JELLIES (SEE "BRANDS WE USE")
    canned vegetables fresh or frozen (organic if possible); all varieties

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