To celebrate the New Year, Whole Foods Market wants to show you that eating healthy can be affordable. To do this, they have provided a list of pantry staples, from beans, grains and oats to broth, diced tomatoes and pasta sauce, all for 50 Bucks. Just add fresh ingredients and spices and you’ll have everything you need to cook 14 of their favorite recipes (listed below), or use your own.
As part of the Stock a Healthier Pantry for $50 promotion, Whole Foods Market will be giving away healthy pantry staples for a year as well as several of their $50 Pantry Stock Ups. You can enter on the Whole Foods Blog until January 31st.
I too have committed to the healthy pantry challenge and will be spending this next week posting some of the recipes I’ve prepared using the Whole Foods Market Pantry Stock-Ups.
As part of the promotion, I will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Whole Foods Market in Durham, NC. All you have to do is subscribe to my blog, leave a comment that you have done so and tell me what healthy pantry staple you can’t live without. Deadline to enter is January 31st and the winner announced Feb 3rd.
So let’s kick-off the New Year with a commitment to eat healthy and affordably.
Whole Foods Market $50 Pantry Staple List
- 1 lb black beans
- 1 lb lentils
- 1 lb quinoa
- 2 lbs brown rice
- 3 (32-oz) boxes vegetable broth
- 1 (32-oz) box chicken broth
- 1 lb rolled oats
- 2 cans cannellini beans
- 1 lb orechiette pasta
- 1 lb pasta, your favorite kind
- 1 can black beans
- 1 jar unsweetened applesauce
- 1 (32-oz) box unsweetened soymilk
- 1 (32-oz) box unsweetened almondmilk
- 1 (5-oz) can tuna
- 3 (15-oz) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 package no-oil sundried tomatoes
- 1 jar pasta sauce
Whole Foods Market priced these from their 365 Everyday Value® line and the list came in around $50
Now that you have a well-stocked pantry, just add fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook all of these recipes:
- Simple Black Bean Soup
- Beef and Quinoa Meatballs
- Zesty Quinoa with Broccoli and Cashews
- Lentil Chili
- Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli
- Oatmeal-Apple Pancakes
- Overnight Oatmeal
- Tuscan Tuna Salad
- Mexican Taco Stew
- Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans
- Almond Brown Rice Pudding
- Learn to Cook: Brown Rice
- Learn to Cook: Quinoa
- Simple Oatmeal
“Some of these recipes make six servings and some make four. Altogether you’ll get a total of 66 servings with some leftover ingredients for future recipes.”
Disclaimer: I was given the $50 Pantry Staples Stock-up and the $50 gift certificate to give away as part of the promotion and to help spread the word.