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Store cupboard essentials

Tips on having a well stocked food cupboard


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A well-stocked food cupboard means you will always have some basic ingredients to make a meal. Kitting out your store cupboard doesn't have to cost a fortune. Plan ahead by adding at least 1 or 2 cupboard foods to your shopping list each week. That way, over a couple of weeks you’ll have a well-stocked cupboard without breaking the bank.

Store cupboard suggestions

  • Keep supplies of flavourings such as pepper, lemon juice, herbs and spices, curry powder and tomato sauce
  • Rice / pasta / noodles
  • Porridge
  • Keep a spare loaf of bread in the freezer
  • Canned vegetables e.g. sweetcorn, tomatoes  
  • Fruit tinned in its own juice
  • Tinned or packet soups When buying tinned soup always read the label and choose the low salt option
  • Tinned fish e.g. tuna, mackerel, sardines
  • Baked beans / peas
  • Tinned or dried pulses e.g. red kidney beans, butter beans, lentils, chickpeas etc
  • Stock cubes and gravy granules
  • Tomato sauce and puree
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Herbs and spices for flavouring e.g. dried mixed herbs, pepper

Information taken from 101 square recipes by Safefood.eu and MABS

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Published August 26th, 2015
Last updated March 28th, 2017
Tags healthy eating
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