Plant-Based Pantry Staples #WFPB

Respectful Living
3 min readNov 19, 2018

Are you considering a plant-based diet? The easiest way to stay compliant on a whole food plant-based diet is by purchasing the right staples.

Meal prep is also important, which I will cover in a separate post, so please follow along.

Find out how I lost 168 lbs. / 76 kg on a #PlantBasedDiet HERE.

Without Further Ado:

Beans and Legumes:

  • Dry lentils (green or red), split peas, dry beans of your choice ( black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, navy beans)
  • Canned beans for convenience (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, green beans)
  • Refrigerated Beans: Tofu, Tempeh, Miso.(refrigerated section is below)

Dry Grains, Rice and Pastas:

  • Quinoa, farro, barley, oats, popcorn (for your AIR popper!), whole wheat pasta, chickpea pasta, wild rice, long grain brown rice.

Nuts and Seeds:

  • Unsalted raw nuts of your choice (walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios, cashews, peanuts), chia seeds, hemp seeds, milled flaxseed, unsalted pumpkin seeds, unsalted sunflower seeds.

A Variety of Herbs and Spices:

  • Salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary, bay leaf, cardamon, curry powder

A Variety of Vinegars:

  • Apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, champagne vinegar
  • (For more info on using vinegars, click here.)


  • Fresh dates or fruit, Maple Syrup, Date Sugar, Black strap molasses, Pomegranate molasses


  • Whole wheat (whole GRAIN), Oat Flour. Tapioca flour, Chickpea flour

Dried Fruit:

  • Dates and Raisins, other dried fruit with no added sugar.

A Variety of Herbal Teas:

  • Hibiscus Tea is the highest in antioxidants!

Pantry Vegetables:

  • Onions, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, other potatoes.



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