If you plan to make the move towards a plant-based, vegan diet, then you’re going to want to keep a few vegan staples stocked in your kitchen at all times.
The food below will help you make tasty yet healthy meals that will keep you satisfied and energized.
Going vegan does NOT mean you’re going to go hungry. You simply need to approach food a little differently. You need to learn about meat, dairy, and egg substitutes so that you can continue to enjoy your favorite dishes. (After a while, you won’t even miss your meats!)
Keep these vegan staples in your kitchen pantry so you’ll never be at a loss for what to eat or cook.
Must-Have Vegan Grocery Shopping List
The ingredients and food below are staples that can be used for snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As time goes on, you’ll find new and creative ways to use these ingredients for tacos, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, rice bowls, and more!
Avocados *technically a fruit!
Cilantro, basil, and other fresh herbs
Frozen potato hashbrowns *they’re really good in breakfast burritos!
Grains and Pasta
Sunflower Seeds (*These are great for adding to salads or on avocado toast!)
Flax seeds *for baking, and fiber
Chia seeds *used in overnight oats
Pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
Beans and Legumes
Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans
Black beans *for making burgers
Pinto beans *great for making refried beans that you can spread on a tortilla or tostada
Cannellini beans *for pasta dishes
Cashew milk *My husband loves this in his coffee
Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks *perfect for baking!
Sesame Oil *for Asian-inspired dressings
Cashew butterAlmond Butter
Bread and Tortillas
Whole wheat bread
Large flour tortillas
Canned diced tomatoes
Jarred Pepperoncini Peppers
Nutritional yeast *is great for replacing cheese!
Mustard Better than Buillion
That makes up the list of the most essential vegan kitchen staples! This vegan grocery list will make food shopping a much more seamless process. Remember, don’t limit yourself when it comes to a vegan diet – try out different things so you can learn what you like best and what works for your favorite dishes.