Simple Vegan Pantry List

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Some of you have requested that I post a straightforward list of what I buy at a trip to the grocery store.
It's hard to say what I buy every time, because a lot of things will last you a few weeks, so I will give you a list of, essentially, what I have in my pantry and fridge at all times. (Keep in mind that your first few trips to the grocery store will seem too expensive. This is because you are making a lot of your "one time" purchases then. It will get significantly cheaper as the weeks go by and you learn what you do and don't eat the most.)

On a side note, I've been extremely busy lately and haven't been able to respond to everyone's questions and comments like I used to try to, but I want you to know that I do see and appreciate all of them! I will try my best to get back on track answering your questions about veganism/general wellness.

Now, here are the things I try to always have around. These are things that, when I don't have a particular recipe in mind at the grocery store, I know I can create something great out of anyway. A lot of these things are base items, also, for when I do look for vegan recipes. I find most of my recipes at:
http://foodgawker.com/post/category/vegan/
http://www.dreamyleaf.com/
http://www.deliciouslyella.com
http://veganyumyum.com/


Grains/Starches

  • Sweet potatoes and Idaho potatoes
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Buckwheat soba
  • Quinoa
  • Ezekial bread or whole wheat bread
  • Oats (Everyday breakfast staple - See my Recipes section)
Produce
  • Bananas (I eat 1-3 every day)
  • Avocados (Avocado toast is my favorite savory breakfast option)
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • One other kind of fruit for snacking (apples, berries, kiwi...)
Proteins
  • Chick peas
  • Refried black beans
  • Premade hummus
  • Extra firm tofu (Used a lot in my Recipes section)
  • Seitan
  • Peanut butter
  • Mixed nuts
Extras
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegannaise (Vegan mayonnaise)
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Almond milk
  • Smart balance (Butter substitute - Make sure to get the one that says "Vegan")
If you think I forgot something, let me know. These are the most important things I can think of that I have at the moment. I'll keep documenting my meals throughout that day and post them when I can :)
Hope this helps!

8 comments :

  1. Can you please make a post of your favorite clothing stores and also a tour around your apartment? i love your sense of fashion and interior design and it would be interesting to get a more throughly guide on those topics.

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    1. sure i'll try to do this soon :) xoxo

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  2. Hi Dayna, I see that you eat very healthy and I'm assuming it really reflects on the way you feel and look which is why I want to ask you a question. I live in college dorm and have a meal plan, but the food here is very bad. Everything is fried, too salty, and just very, VERY unhealthy. I'm starting to really feel how my body is not happy, and my hair started to fall out a lot, and my energy level drops very quickly, etc... I know you also went to a uni, I was wondering how you maintained a good and healthy eating habit. Do you have any advice for me how I could eat without having to cook (I don't have a kitchen here), and I don't want to go to the dinning hall anymore. Love your blog! Sorry for this long message.

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    1. hello :) unfortunately, I commuted from home where I had a kitchen throughout college, so I cooked most of my own food. I did eat at the dining hall with friends often, still, and would make sure to only eat whole, unprocessed foods, even if that meant getting a big plate of one thing. I'm not sure if your university offers any healthy options, but just try to eat as many fresh things as possible, and avoid fried foods, dairy, and meat as much as possible. i hope this helps and sorry you're in that current situation!

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  3. I hope this isn't too intrusive but do you still get periods? I've read that menstruation (hemorrhaging, which is never healthy) is the female body's way of excreting the toxins ingested when people eat animal foods and refined/processed products.

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    1. i do actually! i've never heard that before but that's very interesting

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    2. http://debbietookrawforlife.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/periods-they-may-be-normal-but-are-they.html

      If you're interested in reading about it! Also, one vegan blog said that her period still persisted even after she went vegan until she cut non-fermented soy out of her diet.

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  4. Love your blog/love you, but if you're a vegan for environmental reasons you might want to reconsider buying quinoa http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jan/16/vegans-stomach-unpalatable-truth-quinoa

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