Healthy, Shelf-Stable Foods to Keep In Your Pantry

During this unique time of quarantining and social distancing, and also generally during times when you’re running low on food, it’s always important to have some back up items on hand. Keeping shelf-stable, healthy foods in your pantry is a key to sticking to a sound nutrition plan. We all have our moments when we get home from a long day of work with no plan in mind, no time to grocery shop, and no fresh produce at home. Then, we reach for the quickest option. Here are some great staples to keep around the house that are Registered Dietitian approved, and non-perishable.

  • Banza Pasta 

Pasta made from chickpeas with 23 grams of protein and 25% fewer carbs than regular pasta.

  • FarmToFork or Rao’s Pasta Sauce

Contains no added sugars, artificial colors or flavors.

  • RxBar

RxBar makes protein bars, nut butters, and oats that are made with only a few, whole ingredients.

  • Bada Bean Bada Boom

Fava beans, roasted and seasoned with only 100 calories and 7 grams of protein per serving.

  • Cleveland Kraut

Raw, unpasteurized and lacto-fermented sauerkraut with natural probiotics and nutrients.

  • Caveman Grain-Free Granola

Dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free clusters made with almonds and seeds.

  • Rio Luna Peppers

Organic-certified canned diced green chiles, hot diced green chiles, large chopped green chiles and diced jalapenos. 

  • Wild Willett Food’s Fruity Beef Jerky

Only 45 calories, with 6 grams of protein and it’s preservative free. 

  • Kip’s Granola Bark

Vegan granola that is free from the eight main food allergens.

  • Nuts

Keep almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts around to provide you with protein, fiber, and heart healthy fats. 

  • StarKist Tuna, Salmon, & Chicken Creations

Quick and easy protein, low in calories, and prepared in delicious flavors like Lemon Pepper or Herb & Garlic. 

  • Canned tuna, chicken, salmon, or sardines

Any of these canned proteins are perfect to add to a salad for a quick and healthy dinner. 

  • FlapJacked or Kodiak Protein Pancake & Baking Mix

Get your pancake fix with 20 grams of protein and no added sugar!

  • Palmini Hearts of Palm Linguine

This pasta substitute is made from the plant known as ‘hearts of palm’ and is just as easy to make as a box of pasta, but much lower in carbohydrates. 

  • ParmCrisps

Real, low-carb cheese baked into a snackable crisp. 

  • Popcorn

Popcorn is a low calorie, high fiber snack. 

  • Soups

Canned soups can make a great meal in a pinch. Choose soups with plenty of vegetables and protein. 

  • Canned Beans

Black beans, white beans, pinto beans, and garbanzo beans can be easily rinsed and added to your meals.

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