All the Items you Really Need - Pt. 4

The Importance of a Minimilistic Lifestyle - Food Pantry

As in the previous blog post, understand that these lists are simply guidelines to a minimilistic lifestyle. They are not "gospel", but rather, good starting points for your life. They are also very much generalized to fit most anyone's current lifestyle.

Food Pantry -

Purpose: To keep some staples on hand for cooking with the fresh items obtained each week. Have some items on hand in case of emergency.

Comments: There are many books written about the staples needed in a kitchen. This list differs from those in that it is bare essential. One could actually have less than these and still manage to prepare wonderful meals.


Grain (whole grain – flour not necessary)

Sweeteners – honey and/or maple syrup


Baking soda

Baking powder

Shortening / oil

Dried fruits (including tomatoes)


Seeds – sesame, sunflower, pumpkin

Vinegar- apple cider, white

Canned or boxed milk – nut or cow (optional)


Dried herbs and spice

Cocoa powder

Canned protein source such as tuna or legumes

This post is the fourth of a 10 part series.