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My Pantry


Below is a sample of items I keep in my kitchen.

You can use it as a guide for grocery shopping.


Pantry Items

  • Almond Meal (Flour)
  • Baking Powder (make sure it is gluten free if you have a gluten sensitivity)
  • Baking Soda
  • Chia Seeds
  • Coconut Flour
  • Aroy-D Full Fat Coconut Milk (This brand sells a good pure coconut milk without added fillers)
  • Flax Seed Meal (Brown or Golden – Golden has a more mild taste)
  • Hemp Seeds (Hearts)
  • Pecan Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Xylitol (Keep away from pets)

*Keep your nut flours stored in the fridge.  They contain natural fats that need to be refrigerated.



  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil



  • Chili
  • Cinnamon
  • Club House Roasted Garlic & Peppers Seasoning
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Montreal Steak Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper



  • Avocado (my fav)
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Green/Red/Yellow/Orange Peppers
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Salad Greens (Spinach, Romaine, Boston etc)
  • Tomatoes

*I store my fruits & vegetables in Debbie Meyer GreenBags (those green bags seen on info commercials).  The bags actually do keep your produce fresh for an extended amount of time.



  • Apples*
  • Bananas*
  • Can of Diced Pineapple (No Sugar Added)*
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Seedless Oranges*

*I eat fruit in small portions.



  • Bacon
  • Ground Beef
  • Prime Rib
  • Steak
  • Canned Baby Clams
  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Smoked Mussels
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Breast
  • Chicken Wings
  • Cornish Hens
  • Large Eggs (I try to get Free Range when available)
  • Large Raw Shrimp


  • None

*I cut back on the amount of dairy I eat.  I often use Aroy-D full fat coconut milk in place of heavy cream, coconut cream (the cream that rises to the top when you refrigerate coconut milk) instead of sour cream/cream cheese if a recipe calls for.


Salad Dressing

  • Extra olive with a sprinkle of salt & pepper

Personal Items

  • Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste – aspartame free & natural ingredients
  • Pur Gumaspartame free