Store cupboard and Freezer Essentials for easy Store Cupboard Meals

Store cupboard essentials for a healthy eating plan

It's always a good idea to keep your store cupboard and freezer stocked up but during these uncertain times, it's now even more relevant.  Cooking healthy family meals can be very easy with the right basic ingredients and we make it as simple as possible with our quick but delicious recipes.

So, if you want to make sure that you are prepared or you would like to avoid going to the shops as much as possible, read on for our suggestions on what to buy. Plus an added bonus in these times - you only need one of everything (no need to stockpile!) and the list doesn't include toilet paper!!!

Store Cupboard Essentials

  1. Spice Pots or any curry spices / curry powders.  They keep for ages and save you having to buy multiple individual spices.
  2. Balsamic vinegar
  3. Dijon or wholegrain mustard
  4. Soy sauce
  5. Couscous
  6. Lentils (red and brown)
  7. Rice
  8. Tinned chickpeas
  9. Tinned tomatoes
  10. Coconut milk
  11. Dried noodles
  12. Tinned cannelloni / butter beans / kidney beans
  13. Vegetable/chicken stock
  14. Extra virgin olive oil
  15. Honey / agave nectar
  16. Peanut butter
  17. Gram Flour / besan Flour / chickpea flour
  18. Lemon Juice / lime juice

Freezer Essentials

  1. Peas
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Garlic
  4. Ginger (cut into 5cm chunks)
  5. Chillies (freeze them whole)
  6. Butternut squash
  7. Carrots
  8. Chicken breasts
  9. Prawns
  10. Coriander
  11. Puff pastry
  12. Satay Sauce (check out our easy recipe here which freezes so well)

Pair these essential basic ingredients with the following store cupboard recipes for delicious, quick and healthy family meals

Spice Pots are all about realistic cooking.  We are on mission to help you make quick, healthy curry and Indian-inspired food at home. Get your cupboard and freezer stocked up so that you can easily follow a simple, healthy meal plan for you and your family whatever happens in the coming weeks.

Happy Cooking! x

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