Staples in my Pantry

These are all of the items at I have in my pantry or refrigerator at all times.  If you have healthy food–you’ll eat healthy food.  Rid your cupboards of the junk!  Free yourself of the temptations.


  • egg whites
  • fat free cottage cheese
  • berries –strawberries, blueberries, blackberries–whatever looks best at the grocery store that week
  • Turkey or chicken deli meat
  • light string cheese
  • greek yogurt
  • whole eggs
  • almond butter
  • baby spinach
  • Chicken breasts
  • fresh vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, green beans, zucchini–whatever looks best at grocery store)
  • Ground turkey (lean or extra lean)
  • parsley, cilantro, basil “pastes” –found near vegetables
  • mustard
  • lower sodium soy sauce
  • franks hot sauce
  • Salsa–red and verde
  • avocado


  • When chicken breasts were on sale, I’ll buy extra and place in freezer
  • Frozen fruit–cherries, mangos, and raspberries I’ll buy frozen.  Bananas I’ll buy fresh and if they are beginning to brown Ill throw them in a ziplock bag into the freezer for smoothies.
  • frozen vegetables
  • fish–mahi mahi, tilapia, or cod
  • shrimp
  • Steak Portabella “Lean Cuisine” –for desperate times when I need something fast,  only 160 cals, 3.5 F, 16 C, and 15 P
  • Herb Roasted Chicken “Lean Cuisine”– 170 cal, 4F, 18C, 16P


  • oatmeal
  • quest bars –i usually get mine from (See link below!)

Quest Bars

  • sweet potatoes
  • brown rice
  • stevia
  • tuna– cans and pouches
  • almonds/pistachios
  • peanut butter
  • wheat bread (I check for lowest cals per slice and highest protein)
  • pasta sauce
  • light progresso soups– chicken noodle, beef pot roast, chicken vegetable
  • canned pumpkin
  • rice cakes, original or lightly salted
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • tea–green, black, and herbal caffeine free
  • coconut oil
  • mrs dash seasonings


  • whey protein
  • amino acids
  • fish oil
  • pre-workout
  • multi-vitamins

View my post So You Want to Meal Prep? To see how you can use these ingredients to meal prep for a week in one day!

Foot Note: If you are able to count macros, you may  have the occasional Poptart or Oreo cookie package around for the times when you have extra carbohydrates to fill. (And I do, sometimes.) But, that is not a staple of my diet.  Once I begin on Oreo cookies, I can’t stop–then my entire day would be eating egg whites trying to balances my macros after consuming the entire sleeve of those delicious treats.  Therefore, I do not usually have the temptation in my pantry!  If you are able to only eat two at a time, then you are truly amazing and I envy you.

I know some people believe the whole point of counting macros or flexible dieting is to be able to have junk food, but I will save this conversation for another blog post..

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