Pantry Staples for a Clean Eating & Naturally Sweetened Home

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Are you having pantry envy right now? Yep, me too! It’s of course not mine! I’m not that organized but wish I was for sure! The good thing is you don’t have to have a HUGE pantry in order to have a HEALTHY pantry. You just need some staples to be able to throw a meal together in a hurry when menu planning doesn’t go as planned.

If you’re new around here and wondering what in the world Clean Eating is, here it is in a nutshell! Clean eating may be different for everyone unless you are following the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno, but for me this is how I define it. Nothing white! No white flour, white rice, white sugar. Eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. Natural whole foods and products minimally processed. You can read more here about my Sugar-Free Journey if you are interested.

Here’s MY Healthy Pantry Items I keep on hand at all times. This list is by no means complete and I’m sure you could all add a bunch more items, but these are what I use regularly. Of course it has taken me a long time to have what I have in my pantry so take your time and do what your budget allows. But if you don’t see something here, it’s either because I don’t like it or won’t use it.

Baking Items

Beans (canned or dry)

  • Black Beans
  • Cannelini or Northern Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils


  • Corn Tortillas
  • Whole Wheat tortillas
  • See this post for Healthy Breads
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Bread

Canned Goods/Jars

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Coconut Milk
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Olives (black, green kalamata)
  • Salsa
  • Sun Dried tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna fish

Canned/Jarred Fruit

  • Crushed Pineapple in own juice
  • Peaches in own juice
  • Applesauce, unsweetened
  • Jam, no sugar added


Dried Fruit


Nuts/Nut Butters


  • Coconut Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Nonstick Olive Oil cooking spray
  • Sesame Oil



  • Brown
  • Basmati



  • Allspice
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Celery Seed
  • Chili Powder
  • Curry Powder
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Fennel Seed
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cumin
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Mustard
  • Minced Onion
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt



Here are some quick dinner recipes using these items on hand with a few refrigerated items needed as well.

Don’t fret if this pantry list looks exhausting to you. Just try every week to add something you need or want for a particular recipe. Menu planning makes life easier and you can see many of mine when I post them on Sunday’s, but also check THIS PAGE for an endless supply!

 Would you be interested in a post for my Refrigerated & Freezer staple items as well as a post on some prepared snacks I keep on hand for the kids?

The Sugar-Free Mom Cookbook has been Released!! Amazon is selling it at a discount right now!


  1. heather wix says:

    Yes!! And Thank you for posting this!

  2. Yes please !

  3. Yes, I would! Especially snacks on hand for the kids.

  4. What brand of “no added sugar” jam do you buy? I can’t remember ever seeing one at the grocery store. Thanks Brenda!

  5. Yes! Would love to hear healthy snacks options to have on hands for kids!

  6. sherie roberts says:

    Yes, please!

  7. Of course!! This is a great idea & helpful.

  8. Yes, please!

  9. yes that would be great if you would post a list for the freezer, Thanks for posting the Pantry list, very helpful

  10. Yes, PLEASE!

  11. Hello, you have lots of dried fruits. How do you keep them uninfested by caterpillars and so on?

  12. Effective 1/1/15, I want to set up a new eating pattern.
    This is a much needed change and I’m ready.
    I did well this summer with the kale smoothies and I know how eating healthy feels.
    I love it.

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