Tuesday, April 7, 2015

VV Reset: Stock the Pantry

The key to any successful eating plan is to surround yourself with nutritious foods and have some idea of what to do with them.  Today, I wanted to share with you the things I keep around to keep me on track.  I also have several recipes from the Arbonne detox that kept me healthy, happy, and full all month.

VV Reset Pantry

These are items that I like to always have in the house.  It makes it so easy to whip up a lunch smoothie, a small salad, or a simple dinner.  I've started cooking beans from scratch, but if you prefer canned, go for it.

  • Vegan protein powder
  • nut milk
  • maca
  • frozen berries
  • frozen bananas
  • frozen tropical fruit
  • cacao powder
  • almond butter
  • chia seeds
  • spinach
  • kale or mustard greens
  • brussels sprouts
  • romaine lettuce
  • shredded carrots
  • pumpkin seeds
  • apples
  • raw almonds
  • raw walnuts
  • raw cashews
  • avocado
  • sweet potato
  • tahini
  • lemons
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • nutritional yeast
  • dried black beans
  • dried chickpeas
  • low sodium vegetable salt
  • pink Himalayan salt
  • corn tortillas

That looks like a pretty big list, but I can eat these foods day in and day out and feel great.  With these ingredients, you would have everything you need for smoothies, lunch salad, and dinners.  Of course, I'm not saying you need to have everything on this list all the time, but if you continue to rotate out these beauties, you'll be feeling great.

I like to add more veggies to the pantry, depending on what looks good.  If zucchinis are in season, I tend to have a drawer full.  If it's summer, I make a lot of things with cucumbers and tomatoes.  It's good to be flexible and eat seasonally.

I love to use leftovers in new ways, too.  Did you cook too many black beans for dinner?  Blend them up in some vegetable stock, and now you have a soup!

None of this is anything new, but it's good to have a reminder.  Here is a list of quick and easy meals you can make that are inexpensive and healthy:

Stuffed Peppers
Cucumber Salad
Cauliflower Black Bean Soup
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
and don't forget, Epic Salad

That's what I'll be trying to eat, and I'll be sharing my day to day.  It all looks so yummy!

What foods do you keep in the house?  Do you buy the same thing or mix it up?  Leave me a comment!


  1. That's a great list!! And I that stuffed sweet potato looks SOOOOO good.

    1. Thanks! I feel like all I want to eat lately is a sweet potato stuffed with kale and slathered in tahini. mmmm...

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