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Budget Pantry: Staple Food Store Cupboard Essentials

25 kitchen staple list and pantry essentials to always have on hand. By keeping these budget foods in your cupboard, you’ll be able to make a variety of budget meals and always have an inexpensive base of staple ingredients to use when creating your family’s meal plan. #PantryEssentials #KitchenList #KitchenStaples

Including a list of store cupboard essentials and staple foods.

In order to cook family friendly budget recipes every day, you need a full staple food cupboard. Below is the ultimate list of store cupboard essentials that you and your family will need to keep your food shopping below budget.

It may look like a lot right now, but with these staple food ingredients, you’ll be well on your way to getting your shopping bill below £25 a week for 4 of you.

What is a staple food

A staple food is an ingredient that is eaten all the time and is the base of most meals.

The main staple foods are normally vegetables like tinned potatoes or frozen peppers; cereals like rice and maize, meat, fish, eggs, milk and cheese. Other staple food can include herbs, olive oil, coconut oil and sugar.

This means that these kitchen staples are always well stocked, and have the versatility to change your meals around if and when needed, or, just bulk them up a little.


Store Cupboard Essentials

This is an essential shopping list of pantry staples that everyone who wants to cook from scratch on a budget should own. These are staple foods that you can keep on hand for months on end that can also help you whip up a meal for your family in no time at all.

They’re basic ingredients, fairly inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and can be used in hundreds of family friendly meals to help keep your cost down.

Your own staple food list will come as you cook and your family grows.

You can use these list as a base, but you don’t have to go out and buy all these right away. Buy one or two a week as you go, and when you use them, add them back to your shopping list.

Dry Goods

Rice

Pasta

Plain Flour

00 flour or bread flour

Porridge Oats

Baking Powder

Sugar

Oils and Sauces

Oliver Oil

Vegetable Oil

Soy Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce

Honey

Herbs & Spices

Salt & Pepper

All Mixed Spice

Paprika

Chilli Flakes

Oregano

Thyme

Cinnamon

Curry Powder

Vanilla extract

Garlic


Fridge

Margarine

Eggs

Fat-Free Plain Yogurt

Canned Goods

Canned Tomatoes

Tomato Puree

Passata

Baked beans

Canned Tuna

Vegetable Stock

Coconut Milk

Tinned potatoes

Freezer

Mixed vegetables

Frozen fruit like Strawberries, Pineapples, and Blueberries


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25 kitchen staple list and pantry essentials to always have on hand. By keeping these budget foods in your cupboard, you’ll be able to make a variety of budget meals and always have an inexpensive base of staple ingredients to use when creating your family’s meal plan. #PantryEssentials #KitchenList #KitchenStaples

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