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11/9/12 8:39 A

Oats, dried beans, tuna, light chips (cause I gotta have chips), popcorn...

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11/9/12 8:27 A

tuna fish, peanut butter

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11/9/12 4:38 A

tinned fish: sardines especially

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11/9/12 3:21 A

I tend to eat low-carb and avoid wheat, so I have stopped having pasta, cous cous etc in the cupboard. I have tinned beans of various sorts, great for bulking out any stew, also for making veggie burgers. I use tinned tomatoes for loads of dishes, also oats which I often grind to use instead of wheat flour or for thickening soups and casseroles. Stock cubes are also essential since I don't make my own stock, I use them to add flavour to lots of meals.

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11/9/12 1:45 A

Brown rice, oatmeal, dry beans, eggs and tuna

Edited by: FITME81 at: 11/9/2012 (01:48)

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11/8/12 11:41 P


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11/8/12 8:44 P

Eggs, oat bran, plain yogurt and coffee!

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11/8/12 7:12 P

My favorite pantry staple is peanut butter (low fat) and almonds

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11/8/12 7:02 P

Noodles, kidney beans, V8 juice, canned chicken, instant potatoes are all staples in our house

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11/8/12 6:55 P

almonds, nutella, peanut butter, tea, coffee, splenda, oatmeal, crystal lite, tostitos baked scoops, salsa...

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11/8/12 6:38 P

brown rice, whole wheat pasta, red, black and cannellini beans, water packed tuna, no salt added tomatoes and fruit in fruit juice

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11/8/12 6:31 P

Brown rice, canned tomatoes with chilies, pouch tuna, relish, corn chips, salsa, granola bars, applesauce. I could probably live on the above if I was in a college dorm or an otherwise tight budget with little time for fancy cooking.

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11/8/12 2:15 P

Frog Ranch Medium spiced salsa! I put a couple of tablespoons of that in with my eggs in the morning, and my mouth is happy all day.

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11/8/12 1:01 P

Tuna, salad,frozen vegetables, tea,( pinto beans mostly for my husband)

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11/8/12 12:56 P

Peanut butter, canned black, pinto, kidney, and cannellini beans, canned tomatoes, dry lentils, hot sauce, eggs, and corn tortillas. I almost never run out of any of this stuff emoticon

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11/8/12 11:46 A

I always have boxes of bananas, dates and clementines in the house! Those are my staple foods :D (see my blog for a delicious looking picture!!)

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11/8/12 11:28 A

Tuna, natural peanut butter, canned tomatoes, canned and dried beans of many varieties. I have nev er heard of those delicious sounding turkey sticks.

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11/8/12 11:17 A

Tuna pouches, olive oil, eggs, balsamic, frozen fruits and veggies, frozen all natural chicken breasts, brown rice.

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11/8/12 10:47 A

I actually just looked at my pantry this morning, seeing what I am short on, what I have an abundance of... I tend to stock up on canned broth, cream of stuff soup, canned fruits, cannded veggies, canned tomatoes, beans of all sorts, barley, rice, other grains, condiments. I think I'd be OK if we had a power outage for a couple weeks. Granted, we'd have to eat out of the freezer for a while but it is stocked with homemade stocks, chicken, home-frozen tomato sauce, soups and cassaroles.

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11/8/12 10:09 A

natural peanut butter
various nuts
trail mix
pouches of tuna fish
various flavors of tea

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11/8/12 7:18 A

eggs, egg substitutes, pouches of tuna steaks, canned diced fire roasted tomatoes, canned mushrooms, olives; good olive oil, spices and seasonings, string cheese

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11/8/12 6:55 A

Diced tomatoes, black beans, garbanzo beans, oatmeal

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11/8/12 6:38 A


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11/8/12 6:37 A

Soup and tuna fish.

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11/8/12 6:27 A

We could survive quite awhile on my pantry! It is what I do not have that I focus on! No cookies or candy; no chips, or highly processed food.

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11/8/12 12:09 A

for me it's things like peanut butter, rice cakes, canned chicken, oatmeal, applesauce, canned no sugar peaches and nuts.

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11/7/12 11:59 P

I cook pretty extensively so it's hard for me to narrow it down. I have a whole cabinet full of spices/seasonings, a whole drawer in the fridge with lots of different cheeses, and a walk-in pantry that has lots of different oils, vinegars, sauces, etc. But, the things I seem to use on a weekly basis are extra-virgin olive oil, low-sodium chicken broth, canned diced tomatoes, and pre-shredded mozzarella cheese (not low fat, blech). For snacks/breakfast I have Kellogg's Fiber Plus bars in peanut butter chocolate flavor, apples, Precious stringsters string cheese, Yoplait yogurt in either key lime or lemon cream pie flavor, and triple berry newton cookies.

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11/7/12 11:48 P

Sugar free Jello and rice cakes

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11/7/12 11:43 P

Lentils, stewed tomatoes, pasta sauce, rice pasta, soup bases, and a variety of gluten free products.

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11/7/12 11:39 P

Beans of all sorts, almonds, sunflower seeds, canned veggies, coffee, FatFree coffee creamer, diet hot chocolate, sugar free cake mixes, olive oil, canola oil, whole wheat pasta, tuna, salsa, herbal teas, canned fruit in its on juices, fat free sugar free pudding, tomato paste, marshmallows, mini chocolate chips morsels, and oatmeal

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11/7/12 10:04 P

tins of tomatoes and chickpeas (for making stews and delicious salads and hummus), brown rice, wholewheat pasta, cous-cous, olive oil, range of vinegars, whole wheat flour

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11/7/12 9:55 P

steele cut oats., Tuna, beans of all kinds. low sodium soups,

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11/7/12 7:49 P

yogurt, ezekiel bread, oatmeal, frozen berries, fresh veggies (different kinds), no-salt deli turkey, ultrathin cheese slices, frozen veggies, canned tuna, and frozen lean protein!

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11/7/12 7:26 P

eggs, cottage cheese, hummus, beans of all sorts, oatmeal, salad, wraps, yogurt, and a protein powder!!!!

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11/7/12 6:24 P

In the winter time...soup. All kinds of soup.

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11/7/12 4:35 P

Almonds, walnuts, popcorn snack packs, black beans, white beans, garbanzo beans, whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, cheerios, extra virgin olive oil, low salt//fat chicken stock, flat breads (100 calorie variety), whole wheat crackers, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, kalamata olives, bay leaves, rosemary, basil, red pepper flakes, hot chili pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.

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11/7/12 4:30 P

Ingredients that I use in more than one homemade entree: cream of mushroom soup, pasta sauce, diced chiles, canned tomatos, olive oil, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, tuna, peanut butter. Come to think of it, probably too many to list.

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11/7/12 4:06 P

Bread, Eggs, Rice, Pasta, Soup stuff like condensed tomato, chicken, etc, spices that I need are garlic, onion, oregeno, basil, montery jerk of some variety. Olive oil, cooking spray, butter, beans, peanut butter, granola bars, canned pumpkin, apple sauce, pasta sauce, crackers, and canned veggies/fruits if I can't get fresh on sale at times.

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11/7/12 2:45 P

Canned Tomato Products
Canned Pumpkin
Dried Beans
Canned Beans (1 or 2 types)
Mrs Dash Onion and Herb/Garlic and Herb
Hot Pepper (crushed and powder)

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11/7/12 2:34 P

Bake beans

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11/7/12 1:42 P

tuna, tomato sauce, rice, pasta, canned soup, oatmeal
I try to avoid processed food and breads, but with 3 hungry teenagers at home, gotta have quick items for them to warm up. Good thing they love leftovers emoticon

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11/7/12 12:38 P

Spices, spices and more spices emoticon

Rice, good olive oil, tuna, snacks low in fat and calories

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11/7/12 12:13 P

beans, sardines, tuna, almonds, walnuts, raisins are what I use most often out of pantry....less often potatoes, rice, pasta.....

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11/7/12 10:56 A

Rice, Soups, pasta, tuna, canned goods and lots of spices!

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11/7/12 10:54 A

dried beans (various)
oats (mainly steel cut, but have old fashioned rolled oats, as well)
rice (a variety)
broths, low sodium, tetra-packs preferred (veg, beef, chicken)
canned tomatoes

good spices/seasonings/herbs without a lot of added salt or sugar
Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice (prefer whole if I can find them, and then I grind them in a coffee grinder kept exclusively for spices)
The ginger root is ground already, but I do keep whole ginger root in the freezer

Garlic, already minced, in bottles in the fridge

Good olive oil and other neutral oils

Sesame Seeds
unsalted nuts, especially blanched almonds (can be ground to use as coating for things)

I've been trying to stay LC, GF for a while, so you'll notice the absence of wheat, although I do eat barley (as I don't have a gluten intolerance; it's a dietary choice)

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11/7/12 9:46 A

beans, corn, granola, marshmallows (wait is that staple? lol). Mustard, bbq sauce, low cal bread.

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11/7/12 9:44 A

Low cal/low fat soups, fiber one 90 calorie bars, "Old Wisconsin" Turkey sticks, fat free pretzels, popped rice cakes, almonds (in small quantities), pistachios (also in small quantities), I get a couple 100 calorie snack packs in case I have a chocolate craving and need to watch my portion (like the 100 calorie Keebler fudge striped cookies), some turkey chili.

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11/7/12 9:13 A

baked beans, sardines, tuna and spam!

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11/7/12 9:10 A

microwave jasmine rice, couscous, fat free pretzels, canned beans and tomatoes for soups and chilis, and vege stock.

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11/7/12 9:06 A

I've just moved and am restocking my pantry -- there's an article on SP that talks about pantry essentials. What's YOUR favorite pantry essential?

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