How to Stock a Kitchen Pantry

How to Stock a Kitchen Pantry?

1. Find a good space for your kitchen pantry

  • The kitchen pantry must be in a cool and dry place.

2. Make a list of foods you eat regularly

  • The list must be good for a one week supply including the main ingredients.  Based the list on the meal plan you’ve made for the whole week.

3. Organize the kitchen pantry according to types of foods.

  • It makes easier for you to find food items whenever you need it.  Make sure to properly store it to avoid any infestations.

4. Clean your pantry regularly

  • Wipe out any dirt.  Then throw any outdated stocks in your pantry and replace it.

5. Buy only what you need

  • Do not buy too much of what you really need for the whole week to avoid throwing stuff in the end.

 

Below is a simple guideline on what you need to stock in your kitchen pantry.

1. Baking Supplies

  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cornmeal
  • Cornstarch
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Dried Fruits
  • Flour
  • Gelatin
  • Peanuts
  • Seeds
  • Vanilla Extract

2. Canned Goods

  • Anchovies
  • Button Mushroom
  • Condensed Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Kernel Corn

3. Grains

  • Bread
  • Beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Rice

4. Jams

  • Apricot Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Orange Jam
  • Pineapple Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Strawberry Jam

5. Herbs and Spices

  • All Spice
  • Basil Leaves
  • Black Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Curry Powder
  • Marjoram
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Salt
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric Powder
  • White Pepper

6. Oils

  • Canola Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Vegetable Oil

7. Root Vegetables

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Yams

8. Powdered Drinks

  • Chocolate
  • Juice
  • Milk

9. Sweeteners

  • Brown Sugar
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • White Sugar

10. Vinegar

11. Prepared Snacks

  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Noodles

12. Others

  • Fish Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Wasabi
  • Worcestershire Sauce
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