The Ultimate Wholefood Pantry Guide

A fully-stocked, plant-based pantry means you’ll always have a delicious meal on hand! Setting up a healthy environment free of processed foods and temptations is a crucial first step to maintaining a wholefood, plant-based diet. Because if it’s not there, you won’t eat it!

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Beans & Legumes

This is where a lot of your plant-based protein and fibre comes from! It's good to have a range of dry and canned varieties on hand.

  • Chickpeas
  • Beans (black, kidney, edamame)
  • Red & green lentils

Grains & Pasta

Our body's preferred source of energy, carbohydrates provide essential nutrients, are high in fibre and support digestion. Opt for wholegrain and wholemeal options, which are lower on the glycemic index and offer long-lasting energy.

  • Brown, wild & white rice
  • Quinoa
  • Rolled oats
  • Pasta (wholemeal & buckwheat)
  • Rice noodles
  • Wholegrain cereals
  • Granola
  • Multigrain crackers
  • Popping corn

pantry staples

Nuts, Seeds & Superfoods

High in protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals, nuts and seeds are nutritional powerhouses!

  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts,)
  • Seeds (flax, chia, pumpkin, sesame)
  • Medjool dates
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Cacao powder

Oils & Vinegars

Perfect for cooking and whipping up delicious salad dressings. 

  • Coconut Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red & White Wine Vinegar


Plant-based baking can be just as simple as any other baking.

  • Coconut sugar
  • Rice malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Almond meal
  • Flour (plain, spelt, wholemeal, buckwheat)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Baking soda & powder

Shelf-Stable Goods & Condiments

Forget about store-bought sauces loaded with added salt and sugar – with these ingredients, you can whip up your own healthy versions at home!

  • Amazonia Tender Jack
  • Long-life non-dairy milk (soy, almond, oat, coconut)
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Coconut milk & cream
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Miso paste
  • Salsa
  • Curry paste
  • Nut butter (peanut & almond)
  • Tahini
  • Sauerkraut
  • Black olives
  • Apple sauce
  • Vegetable stock

Herbs & Spices

Because it's all about flavour, flavour, flavour! 

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne
  • Chilli flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Curry powder
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Onion powder
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Salt & pepper
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric