The Pantry

Before I started Cooking with My Kid, I encouraged my kid to try new things by likening it to something he’d had before. Especially if the ingredients were similar. Back then, this was a hit or miss tactic. Now that he actually sees the ingredients going into the bowl he is a believer. Meaning, he is much more likely to try new things that have ingredients in common with things we’ve made (and liked) in the past. I’ve noticed a pattern of things that work over and over and therefore keep these items in the house at all times.

Here’s what’s always in My Pantry:

Rolled Oats
Unsweetened Applesauce
Cinnamon
Brown Sugar
Wheat Flour
Baking Powder
Granulated Sugar
Olive Oil
Canned Beans
Dried Beans
Canned Chick Peas
Vegetable Broth Packets
Chicken Broth
Canned corn
Assorted Pasta
Vanilla Extract
Corn Meal
Dried Cranberries
Nuts
Cous Cous
Agave Nectar or Honey
Trader Joe’s Multigrain Pancake Mix
Roa’s Pasta Sauce
Cooking Spray (Cooking & Baking)
Canned Tomatoes

Here’s what’s always in┬áMy Fridge / Freezer:

Plain or Vanilla Yogurt.
Lowfat Milk
Eggs
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Organic Carrots (full size NOT baby carrots)
Onions (red, yellow and white)
Apples
Pears
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Frozen Berries
Veggie Sausage Patties
Potatoes
Frozen Peas
Orange Juice
Capers
Chicken cutlets
Fresh Garlic
Ketchup
Mustard
Lemons
Whole Wheat Pita
Tortillas
Parsley