Kitchen Secrets for Pantry Organization

In this week’s kitchen podcast episode, learn pantry stocking tips and the keys to keeping track of your pantry inventory. Keep your cupboards tidy and your cans unexpired with our simple pantry plan!

  • By Jess Dang
  • October 24, 2019

Most of us don’t have a pantry stocking system or plan. We simply stock it as we go, based on the recipes we’re cooking. This means that our pantries can become a graveyard of long-forgotten, expired ingredients that were used once and then abandoned because we never knew what to do with them again. Sound familiar?

However, if we stock our pantries with the right ingredients, we create a versatile foundation of supplies that we can draw from every single week. Our pantry can then be used as input for our meal planning so that we only need to purchase a few perishable items to create delicious homemade meals.

Knowing what to stock in our pantry means that we’re not only creating less clutter in our homes, but we’re also saving money each week. Since we want to help you do both, we’ll help you take control of your pantry in this episode by covering:

  1. The definition of a pantry
  2. What ingredients to stock so that you’re never far from a home-cooked meal
  3. How to create more opportunities to use everything in your pantry
  4. Ideas for how to meal plan from your pantry

Have a listen — your pantry will thank you for it, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!


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Links mentioned in this episode

Check out the links we’ve mentioned:

  1. Our pantry guides are now available for purchase. For just $9.99, get access to our original, gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian guides!
  2. Great pantry infographics
  3. Guide to Whole Grains infographic
  4. Explore Cuisine’s black bean and adzuki bean pastas
  5. Better than Bouillon pastes

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