What’s In My Kitchen

Want to get an idea of what my kitchen is stocked with? For starters, I am a huge bargain shopper, so I tend to go by what’s on sale. I usually rotate around what produce I buy based on what is in season and tend to go to go to specific stores for certain things. I frequent Farmer’s Markets a lot in the spring/summer/fall for produce and fresh eggs, but do most of my shopping at regular grocery stores during colder weather. I go to Trader Joe’s for some pantry staples and cheese, Whole Foods for fresh seafood and produce that’s on sale, and other more generic grocery stores for additional produce and other groceries.

Here are the basics:


  • Bananas (always)
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Citrus
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions (red and white)
  • Baby Spinach and/or Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Squash
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Fresh Herbs – Cilantro, Parsley, Basil
  • Lemons
  • Limes


  • Ezekial 4:9 Bread (Cheap at Trader Joe’s!)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • English Muffins
  • Whole Wheat Pita


  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Dried Beans (Black, Garbanzo, Kidney, Lima)
  • Canned Beans (Black, White, Pinto)
  • Nut Butter (Almond, Peanut Butter)
  • Popcorn Kernels (for popping in brown paper bags)
  • Dark Chocolate (Love the 100 calorie Trader Joe’s bars and dark chocolate chips)
  • Whole Grains (Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta, Couscous, Soba Noodles, Quinoa, Barley, Bulgur)
  • Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts – great for a snack or on salads)
  • Raisins


  • Veggies – great for stir-fries or egg scrambles (Edamame, Sweet Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peas, Asian mixed)
  • Fruit – great for smoothies and green monsters! (Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple)
  • Sorbet (Ciao Bella Blood Orange is my fav)
  • Halo Top
  • Italian Ices
  • Frozen grapes/bananas – love these straight out of the freezer
  • Frozen meat and fish – I tend to buy in bulk when it’s on sale!


  • Eggs – always
  • Yogurt – nonfat Greek or Plain
  • Shredded Mozzarella6
  • Almond and 1% Milk
  • Salsa (Pineapple, Verde, Pico de Gallo)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Chicken breasts or thighs
  • Lean ground beef

Misc/Flavor for Cooking

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Vinegar (Rice Wine, Apple Cider, White, Red Wine, Balsamic)
  • Oil – Olive and Canola
  • Cinnamon
  • Truvia/Stevia
  • Agave Nectar
  • Nonstick spray
  • Chili Paste/Flakes
  • Fish Sauce
  • Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Veggie Stock