Have I told you how much I have loved the Meet and Greet events so far? And how much it made me want to meet ALL of you!!?! (We have some Colorado Meet and Greets in the works for May. Stay tuned!)
One of the topics we discussed at the Springfield Meet and Greet was how nice it is that once you have some key, real food ingredients in your kitchen – it suddenly becomes much easier to put healthy, whole food meals on the table.
It’s so true! If you are just beginning to switch your kitchen to a real food kitchen, rest assured, your job is just about to become much easier!
I took a few minutes to make a list of the top two dozen ingredients I always try to have on hand in my kitchen. With these ingredients, I can make hundreds of recipes. Check it out:
- Wheat or other grains (to grind into flour)
- Brown Rice
- Whole Wheat Pasta
- Peanut Butter (or peanuts to make your own!)
- Coconut Oil
- Sucanat and/or Honey
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Sea Salt
- Minced Onion
- Garlic Powder
- Tomato Sauce
- Cheddar Cheese
- Veggies (fresh or frozen)
- Fruit (fresh and frozen)
- Canned Salmon or Tuna
- Chocolate Chips (these are necessary – don’t you think?!)
So what can I make with the above list of ingredients? Well, off the top of my head, I can think of spaghetti, mac and cheese, tuna casserole, muffins, pancakes, a few casseroles, stir fry, and pizza. And if I stood on my head for a while and got more blood flowing, the list could go on and on…
But I won’t. I’d likely break something (like a wall or my neck) if I tried to stand on my head.
I’d love to hear from you on this!
Have you found that you’re finding your way around your real food kitchen? Have you discovered your top 24 or so ingredients that help you stay organized in your real food kitchen? What ingredients would you add to the list I came up with? What meals have you found to create with your staple, real food ingredients?
And are you with me? Are chocolate chips a staple ingredient or are they not?! :)