The Basic Pantry Ingredients Every Girl Must Have



As a boss lady, you know how to rule the workforce and let your independent flag fly, but do know how to stock your pantry for success? A boss lady should be able to do it all, including cook (even if its a simple, staple meal)! We are sharing the basic pantry ingredients your kitchen should be stocked with in order to make yummy and healthy meals at any time of day!

seasonings & dried herbs and blends

  • Seasonings: Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Dried Herbs: oregano, basil, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, ground coriander, thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, nutmeg
  • Spice Blends: chili powder, curry powder, Italian seasoning
  • Extracts: vanilla

oils, vinegars, & condiments

  • Oils: canola oil, extra-virgin olive oil, toasted sesame oil
  • Vinegars: balsamic, distilled white, rice, red wine
  • Condiments: ketchup, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, low sodium soy sauce, chili paste, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce

baking goods

  • All purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch

canned & bottled goods

  • Beans: black and chickpeas
  • Tomato paste
  • Low sodium chicken or veggie stock
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Preserves or jelly
  • Tuna
  • Olives

frozen foods

  • Veggies: broccoli, peas, corn, carrots, spinach
  • Fruit: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches (any fruit mixes you like)

grains & legumes

  • Grains: bread crumbs, rice, pasta, couscous, rolled oats, quinoa
  • Legumes: lentils


  • Onions: red and yellow
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Nuts and Seeds: almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds (your fave nuts and seeds!)
  • Dried Fruit: raisins, cranberries, apricots, apples (mix with nuts and seeds for quick trail mix for on the go!)