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October Pantry Challenge - Inventory

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I'm participating in a challenge where I use staples from my pantry to reduce my grocery budget. My goal is to not spend more than 50 a week during the month of October. Yikes wish me luck and any healthy meal suggestions based on the inventory are appreciated.

My Pantry Inventory -

1 Box of Quinoa
5 Boxes of Orzo
2.75 Boxes of Farfalle
1/2 bag of Brown Jasmine Rice
1 Box of Penne
1 Box of Long Grain Brown Rice
1 Canister of White Corn Grits
1 Canister of 10 Grain Oats
1 Bag of Farro
1 Bag of Wheat Berries
1 Bag of Steel Cut Oats
1 Bag of Rolled Oats


1 Box of Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix

1 Carton of Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Carton of Vegetable Broth

1 Bag of Blue Corn Chips
2 Bags of Seaweed

5 single serve bags of trek mix

1 small can of Green Chiles
1 can of Wild Alaskan Salmon

2 jars of Chipotle Salsa
1 jar of Corn, Black Bean and Pepper Salsa
2 cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes

2 cans of Kidney Beans
1 can each - Garbanzo, Black, White Kidney and Grilling Beans

1 Bag of Chia Seeds
1 2oz Bag of Pine Nuts
16oz Bag of Raisin Medley

5 Bags of Frozen Fruit - 1 Mango, 2 Strawberry, 1 Pineapple, 1 Blueberry

1 Bag of Fire Roasted Corn

1lb of Pork Shoulder Country Ribs

1 Carton of Almond Milk
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LADYJ6942 10/3/2013 8:40AM

    Looking like a lot of carbs but it sounds like an interesting challenge. Good luck and I look forward to hearing how it goes.

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A-STRONGER-ME 10/3/2013 8:17AM

    oh my - so many carbs - you are supplementing with some protein - right??

Do love beans and salsa - YUM!

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JMOUSE99 9/30/2013 6:27PM

    You've got a lot more food in your pantry than I do and it all looks very healthy. Good luck!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/29/2013 8:40AM

    Sounds like you have a really good pantry to accomplish your challenge. Best wishes!!

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BABYSOX 9/29/2013 7:48AM

    I did a similar challenge in June. I definitely had to be more creative, Good luck.

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LOOKINGUP2012 9/29/2013 6:05AM

    Great challenge! Have fun : )

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PKCTTS 9/28/2013 11:31PM

    You're gonna need some protein. LOL I could definitely put the beans, quinoa, tomatoes, corn, and one of the salsas in a pot together and eat on that for a week. Good luck.

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TERRY0217 9/28/2013 11:09PM

    You have a very healthy pantry! I'm sure you'll be able to achieve your challenge

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MERRYMARY42 9/28/2013 11:06PM

    you sound like you have a months worth of staples easily, I think you can make it with money left over,
how fun, and me too, why don't I use what I have instead of adding to it all the time, great challenge,

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EMMACORY 9/28/2013 9:32PM

    You could make some meals out of the beans, rice and salsa. I am not a part of this challenge but I have been working on decreasing amount in my freezer and pantry. Good luck! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 9/28/2013 9:26PM

  You have a lot of food in your pantry.
I need to make a list and do the same thing.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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