These vegan staples are a great way to start stocking your kitchen. These foods are necessary for vegans and omnivores alike. This list is free from animal products but full of nutritious and delicious basics. For vegan staples that are enjoyed in all types of kitchens, read on.
Quinoa, rice, pasta, couscous, millet, flours, and breads are all vegan staples everyone should have in their kitchens. These starchy foods are essential parts of most meals and are oh so satisfying to eat. You can make filling meals in a pinch, elaborate dishes at dinner parties, or bake tempting pastries. These are easy to cook, easy to pack, and easy to eat so be sure not to leave them off your grocery list this week.
Pick some seasonal and local greens to add to your basket on your next trip to the supermarket. Fresh and crispy veggies in all colours are vegan staples that you will be sure to enjoy. With endless possible recipes requiring fresh vegetables, you will definitely find a way to eat them up before they go bad (just as long as you are cooking your meals at home). A great tip I discovered is to keep your produce in paper bags when storing them in the fridge. The paper absorbs the water on your fruits and vegetables to minimize the chances of them going bad sitting in a watery plastic bag. This is a great way to reuse paper bags you might get from oatmeal packages or liquor stores.
For something sweet and tangy to add to your diet, choose fruits in a variety of colours and flavours. With the rainbow of colours and flavours fruits bring to the table, take advantage of the addition of them to your diet. A quick search online will show you that there are many exciting fruit recipes to be tested so up the energy on your home kitchen menu by embracing fruits as well as vegetables. If you can, choose the options that were grown not too far away. Apples are easy to find local where I live so I have developed a habit of eating apples as my main fruit. With some creativity, you will find many ways to eat those fruits in different ways. Vegan or not, fruits are definitely an unmissable entry in your shopping list.
Although protein can be found in quinoa and broccoli, you might want something with a different texture. Beans, tofu, and soy meat alternative products are all vegan staples that everyone can enjoy. Beans and tofu may be used as classic examples of why vegan diets are boring but prepared creatively, you might find yourself loving these foods. Chilli is a great example of a vegan staple that meat-lovers enjoy. Many omnivores today are opting for the plant-based versions of the meat items on their list. With burgers and mince that taste almost exactly the same as meat, it is basically effortless to make your chilli, burger, taco, and pasta nights vegan.
Vegan cheese, nutritional yeast, everything bagel seasoning, herbs, and spice blends are all must haves to have in your pantry. The same way meat recipes require seasoning, vegan staples definitely include these flavourful additions. These seasonings have the ability to refresh your lunches and liven up your dinners so try something new to shake things up. You may discover something that suits your tastes exactly.