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The Great Pantry Revamp: Tips for Rebooting Your Ingredients. In The Great Pantry Revamp: 10 Tips for Rebooting Your Space, we showed you how to reorganize, rethink and reinvigorate your kitchen and pantry in a way that would inspire healthy eating. Now, it’s time to purge ingredients that don’t serve this purpose — and replace them with fresh, vibrant items that stoke your healthy eating habits. In “The Great Pantry Revamp – Part 1” I showed you my best suggestions for how to reboot your pantry in a way that would inspire healthy meals and snacks.

Now, it’s time to purge ingredients that don’t serve this purpose, and replace them with fresh, vibrant items that stoke your healthy eating habits!If you follow the following 9 tips, you can revamp your pantry in such a way that it becomes easier to prioritize healthy eating. The first thing you want to do is switch up your sweeteners. Instead of white sugar, try natural sweeteners such as coconut sugar or date sugar. Next, ditch your dairy products for plant-based milks and cheese.

Final tips. Store non-essentials in harder-to-reach places, have an overflow basket at the bottom of the pantry for bulk items and leftovers, and keep a foldable stool in the bottom of your pantry. It’s also a good idea to stick a whiteboard to the inside of the door. If your goal for the holidays or new year is a healthier you, those cabinets full of sugary snacks and salty, over-processed junk food are your first serious roadblock. It’s time to throw out your.

If your goal for the new year is a healthier you, those cabinets full of sugary snacks and salty, over-processed junk food are your first serious roadblock. It’s time to throw out your junk food. Host a Pantry Preview and help your Guests maintain their summer glow by replacing unhealthy groceries and supplements with PAB Certified InnerOrigin alternatives. Here are the 9 tips to make sure your Pantry Preview is a success. Invite.

Book a date, time and an easily accessible location. Send out an e-vite from your back office. Host a Pantry Preview and help your Guests maintain their summer glow by replacing unhealthy groceries and supplements with PAB Certified InnerOrigin alternatives.

Here are the 9 tips to make sure your Pantry Preview is a success. Invite. Book a date, time and an easily accessible location.

Send out an e-vite from your back office. If your pantry has open shelving, you might want something a bit more display-worthy to store your rice, pasta, and cereal. This set comes with four canisters in sizes ranging from less than a quart to two quarts. The containers are hand-wash only, but over 2,000 customers gave this set a five-star review, so it’s definitely worth it.

The best (but also priciest) solution: Replace your stationary shelves with pull-out shelves and drawers to make it easier to access the items in the back. (I have these in mine and they’re a great solution — although we still tend to use the items in the front the most.) You can find them from various manufacturers at the big hardware stores.

List of related literature:

With that said, to get you on your way to stocking your own clean-eating pantry and fridge, I’ve included lists of the staples that I use most often and that you will find yourself reaching for when making these recipes.

“Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life” by Alexis Kornblum
from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life
by Alexis Kornblum
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

My cooks and I continue to spend more than half our creative time on ingredients, adding items to our pantry stores.

“The Tra Vigne Cookbook: Seasons in the California Wine Country” by Michael Chiarello, Penelope Wisner, Karl Petzke
from The Tra Vigne Cookbook: Seasons in the California Wine Country
by Michael Chiarello, Penelope Wisner, Karl Petzke
Chronicle Books, 2008

As for substitutions, I do list subs in recipes throughout the book when they can be done to make a recipe gluten free and nut free, for example.

“The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients Or Less” by Brandi Doming
from The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients Or Less
by Brandi Doming
Time Incorporated Books, 2018

Although I have occasionally made minor changes for today’s tastes, ingredients and kitchen equipment, I have tried to keep the recipes as much like the originals as possible.

“Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes” by Richard Sax
from Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes
by Richard Sax
HMH Books, 2010

A pantry overhaul can be expensive.

“The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques” by Coleman, Melissa
from The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques
by Coleman, Melissa
Oxmoor House, Incorporated, 2018

Home cookbooks also give some original ideas, which can be modified to quantity cooking.

“Textbook Of Food & Bevrge Mgmt” by Andrews
from Textbook Of Food & Bevrge Mgmt
by Andrews
McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt Limited, 2007

Most of these recipes are a snap to prepare and include everyday ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.

“From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat......Only Better” by Joy Bauer
from From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat……Only Better
by Joy Bauer
Hay House, 2016

Work with your pantry, and learn from the results—that’s how many of the recipes in this book were developed.

“Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours” by Kimberly Boyce, Amy Scattergood, Quentin Bacon, Nancy Silverton
from Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours
by Kimberly Boyce, Amy Scattergood, et. al.
ABRAMS, 2011

In addition to recipes, these books often contain advice on household management, hiring servants, and home remedies.

“Food Culture in India” by Colleen Taylor Sen
from Food Culture in India
by Colleen Taylor Sen
Greenwood Press, 2004

In the section of recipes that follows, I will provide you with weekly shopping lists so you can easily go to the market and restock your cabinets with what you need.

“Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss” by Mark Hyman
from Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
by Mark Hyman
Scribner, 2006

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  • Definitely shopping weekly still. Our stores are still not caught up yet so we have to be mindful of making sure there is enough for everyone. You are looking healthy and happy. I know your journey has been long, but it’s so worth it in the end. Love and health coming your family’s way.

  • To the 1% of people reading this:

    You are amazing and blessed, please stay safe and have an amazing rest of your day! P.S. I’ve been struggling to get 700 and any help would be appreciated����

  • I live alone but keep a nicely filled freezer and pantry though I do go out when I need something right now I have probably 2-4 weeks worth and some items will last 2 months

  • When the PLANNED-EMIC hit, I already had a FULL pantry and 2 months of toilet paper, so I never got too panicked. But I was sad to see SO MUCH PANDEMONIUM. I AM NOT A PREPPER, but I noticed that once I began buying in bulk at Costco, the trickle-down savings made sense and allowed me to continue buying ahead until my cupboards were full! At first, it seems odd to spend so much at a whack, but the savings add up and the large quantities last until you need something again. Then you strategize and that helps, too. I don’t buy everything there, just the really cool deals and great buys. It’s been a good thing after all and the credit card usage actually pays for the membership, so it’s a WIN all around! ��

  • My issue is what to put in the kitchen cabinets vs the pantry! I know overflow/extra items go in pantry but meal prep, stations, cups/plates/mixers… for the cabinets!? I get so mixed up n have organized bins all over w no sense really..

  • Thank so much for this video! Very good advice and tips! I´m going to do the same!:) And btw, the blue and yellow do indeed suit you good!

  • To the 1% of people reading this:

    You are amazing and blessed, please stay safe and have an amazing rest of your day! P.S. I’ve been struggling to get 700 and any help would be appreciated����

  • I’m a Costco and Samsclub semi-prepper but within the confines of my space. I have marked areas for storage…2 pantries for perishables in the kitchen and the other under the stairs; 2 areas for consumables like paper products and household supplies in the garage and what we call here the “Texas attic”. My husband has thankfully humored me about my need to maintain this as it helps with my anxiety. Oddly enough with all my anxiety to prepare now that the need has come for it I am fine. I also have been able to give to my mom, brother and his family, and my bachelorette aunt who lives alone. According to them Christmas came early when I brought toilet paper, paper towels and disinfecting wipes and other requested items. I guess this all came about when having kids cause I wasn’t like this when I was single.

  • I think the type of grocery shopper you are is often linked to the stage of life you’re at. When I was younger, working hard and going out with mates, I would only shop once or twice a month. These days, pandemic aside, I’m a shop every couple of days type of gal. For no other reason than I have more time on my hands and we have mostly fresh foods. The one exception to this rule, is that I bulk buy my coffee when it comes on special. My coffee bags are $9 and change for 28 bags but my grocery chain has a discount cycle that sees them go to 50% off. When that happens I buy 10 boxes. The storage struggle becomes real ��������. Oh and nope, no toilet paper to be found here either ��

  • I actually shop for meals daily because I work from home so it is just my daily “outing”. However, for a few years now I have been “stockpile shopping”. You know…for doomsday. Anyway, I have a closet upstairs in the guestroom that I use for my stockpile. Up until now, folks have laughed at my stockpile. Who’s laughing now?? Haha

  • It is surprising how much things and people are the same all over the world. Love that fruit cocktail. I have some put up and that is a great idea to sweeten it up and make it more than a bowl of mixed fruit.
    In the U. S. states have shut down all unnecessary surgery. So, was surprised that you were able to get yours. I hope that all of these surgeries will help you get your sight back to perfect.

    Your content is so wonderful. One of my main food groups right now is mushrooms and there are so many things I am learning to do with them. You can have a scroomloaf (meatloaf only mushrooms) which surprised me. Just so many ideas, but really need other foods and spices to bring out the best in them. Mushroom gravy = all time favorite. And, eggs, my goodness, they are so versatile. You need to get coconut sugar:-) to add to your sugar group.

  • Always would just buy for the week, yes, because storage is limited, but also for budget reasons. Now, we are bulking up more on pantry items, but you can’t really buy produce to last you a month, so still making small trips to the grocery

  • I like to run out of things (weird, yes, but at least then I know we’re using it), do main shopping once a week and go out mid-week for perishables so this is throwing me off a bit. We don’t have a lot of storage space either. Plus, it’s not really clear here what we’re supposed to be doing, what’s okay, and what isn’t. There is a lot of gray area so much so that I feel bad when I run out of fruit and I go to store but something like pears doesn’t last a whole week so I only buy a few at a time. Then, you get looks like, is that really essential? It’s very unsettling. Everyone is so judgmental. Still no toilet paper, paper towels, or cleaning supplies on the shelves in my town either. Also unsettling. Thank you for the tips! Stay safe!

  • My girlfriend has a teacher paper problem. Refer me to the group for that. It will make for a great gift. She’s the sweetest and needs the help.

  • I go to Walmart every 2 weeks. I never want to run out of canned dog food so I buy 20 cans every time I go. I really don’t stock up on people food! I have a freezer and will buy 2 months of meat. If I run out of storage space, under my dining room table(I don’t use it) is a handy spot for a couple of bags of canned/boxed foods!!!! Hugs from Pa USA. ������ ����������

  • I have no pantry and a small fridge and freezer space so I be groceries for the week and that’s it. Mostly fresh products with a few canned items and boxed items to have in hand for quick sides

  • I don’t think you should apologize times change we have to adapt no everything applies to everyone but if we are looking for ideas we need to used the good things about what you teach

  • I actually shop for meals daily because I work from home so it is just my daily “outing”. However, for a few years now I have been “stockpile shopping”. You know…for doomsday. Anyway, I have a closet upstairs in the guestroom that I use for my stockpile. Up until now, folks have laughed at my stockpile. Who’s laughing now?? Haha

  • I haven’t watch for awhile and you look amazing!! You always were pretty, but you look like you’re having more fun with fashion!! Congrats!

  • hi raveena…hope you r recovering…awesome recipes ���� i would say snack recipes coz most of these we eat as snacks…for main courses my family prefers some kind of rice n lentil soup with curry..they keep us full for longer period of time n we r used to eating that way….but ideas were great ���� n love those dancing hands ��❤

  • We moved two large, plastic shelving units from our basement to our kitchen last night. We already have two shallow shelving units in our kitchen that hold our jars of dry staple foods and snacks. We put all of our extra shelf stable food on the temporary shelves so I can better keep track of what we need during all of this. I’m the type who menus for 6 to 8 weeks and then shops for all of those weeks at once. I like to only pick up fresh produce during the other weeks. Anyway…even though I am someone who usually has a lot of food in the house, I wasn’t prepared for sheltering in place like this. I plan to be more prepared in the future.

  • Hello Raveena. This vlog absolutely addresses the need of the hour. I was looking for ways to store garlic in the refrigerator without stinking it up. The olive oil & herbs idea too, a blessing in disguise. Thank you for such quick and easy, fabulous time saving tips & recipes.
    Will pray that you recuperate well from your eye surgery..as well are blessed with excellent immunity to see you through these tough times.��

  • Im not a food hoarder but I do like to keep a little extra in my pantry and freeze meals if we had left overs ones already, I keep these in my chest freezer with some other frozen items when things are on sale. I did not go shopping any different because I honestly feel that if I stretch what I already have, my family of 4 can probably live off of what we have for over 1 month thank God. Ill have to say… I sometimes worry that Im not worrying like other people and I wonder if I should be worried����… God bless everyone & take care!

  • Sam’s Club bulk buying for items we love to eat. Plus their fruit is so much cheaper! I do not try new products at Sam’s, once I got a new coffee, I hated it and had a huge container that never got used! Now I try new foods at Meijer or Walmart before buying in bulk.

  • I buy certain things in bulk, like meat & can goods when on sale. We vacuum seal to extend freezer time. I shop my freezer & pantry 1st when I menu plan, using oldest stuff first. Then I make a very small grocery list mainly of fresh veg/fruits or missing ingredients for recipes. My husband uses the flip app to keep on eye on sale ads.

  • if you go watch the Chanel how to cook that, she debunks a lot of their videos, and actually PROVES that most of these food hacks are actually fake, and that they really just make these videos for content and if they don’t actually work.

  • I am not a hoarder, but I now have 50 + rolls of toilet paper! I got the last name brand toilet paper at Walmart, the LAST pkg, of toilet paper at Sam’s!! I feel very blessed to have been able to acquire these purchases!!

  • Having enough for 3-5 weeks is not hoarding, and is socially responsible right now, requiring us to expose ourselves and others less frequently. Anyone implying this is hoarding is wrong. I generally shop for fresh items every few days. Right now I need to do the grown up thing and stock my house. It isn’t to take it from others… it is to keep from making frequent unnecessary trips out. Thank you for sharing your ideas, your storage is pretty!

  • Decluttering is a good idea, but places in America like Goodwill and Salvation Army are not accepting donations any longer until the epidemic is over. So while I agree with decluttering, now is not a good time to be getting rid of stuff, or attempting to sell it to other people. I would be mortified and saddened if I sent my stuff to others, and it potentially infected them!

  • I live with a man who finds security in having an abundance of food; at least a freezer full of food. We went shopping two weeks before everything went down; so our freezer was full and paper products replenished. Even at that point we agreed nothing else could fit in the freezer and the pantry had plenty in it. The only thing we felt the need to buy was fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • The more often you shop the more money you are prone to spend. People who drive any distance to the store have to shop less and plan ahead. It would terrify me to not have any more than 3 days of food on hand in case of any kind of an emergency. That idea boggles my mind.

  • Luv Costco Corner., congrats on ur weight loss. My sis had it
    It fsiled. Got hernia got bad mesh her health is ruined. Long story short glad its wrkin 4 u
    Pray u r healthy! Luv all of ur content.

  • “I didn’t go full prepper.” �� Love that comment. My husband started “prepping”. He bought ONE small can of Spam. We’ve never eaten Spam in the 30 years we’ve been married…but if it makes him feel good. ������

  • I shop once a fortnight, so the pandemic hasn’t added any extra problems for me, except for availability of some things. Here in Australia, the panic buying has started to settle down, so the food buying has settled down too.

  • My issue is what to put in the kitchen cabinets vs the pantry! I know overflow/extra items go in pantry but meal prep, stations, cups/plates/mixers… for the cabinets!? I get so mixed up n have organized bins all over w no sense really..

  • You’ve lost weight and look so good! Great job! Struggling with weight loss myself. Also, love the cleaner words and nicer you.

  • Our stores in Arkansas still have some empty shelves and people are still hunting for toilet paper. I had just bought a pack from Sams right before this started and it is just us. Our kids are grown and have their own homes. But we used to live in the country and I did 1x a week grocery shop and 1x a month Sams shop. So yes, i have bought big packs of basics for years. Before we had our big house and lived out I did not bulk buy because of lack of storage and small kids who don’t need as much food as teens. I wish our stores right now were back to plenty of cleaner, sanitizer and paper goods. Hopefully soon.

  • Hubby and I do a big shop when he gets his monthly pay. Then weekly I top up fresh goods but we have both noticed that our ‘top up’ shop has become much bigger. I have a cupboard where I keep my larger kitchen items: mix master, food processor, casserole and pie dishes you get the drift. Now I’m shoving food in between all of them and now that cupboard is bulging! Lol

  • There are only 3 of us, so while I shop at Costco it’s only for things we use a lot of, like chicken nuggets, broth, almond milk (daily smoothies), etc. And yes, toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels. Every week I make up a meal plan and a shopping list, and my husband picks everything up on Sunday night. But that was before this…now I have to send him with an idea of what we need, and he gets what he can and do plan around that instead:/

  • Great video. Thanks for making me feel normal during this very un-normal time. Your video spoke to me cuz yes, I have cartons of nut milk on my kitchen floor, ramen, and protein powders. I had a recent um rodent situation that was taken care of a week ago. Still, I do not want to keep mounds of food anywhere. I have very little space now due to the stock-ups. I have always been a closet mini-hoarder. I’ve hoarded tin foil, floss, body soap, hand soap, dish soap, garbage bags and plastic bags. I’ve seen my supplies twindling a tad and I’m uncomfortable. Hahaha. This is what us hoarders live for! But still, we are scared and uncomfortable with the fact we can’t go out and re-stock or that stores have run out of inventory. I’m good right now and probably have 30 days of food but my hoarder brain keeps telling me I need to stock up soon. I don’t want to hoard during this time because I don’t want to be selfish. Anyways, great video, thank you for making us feel normal during these times. Hope you are well:)

  • We actually had an extra hall closet in our home, my husband used it for his work clothes and this weekend he added shelves and we made it our little pantry. My kitchen had never looked so clean!! Cuz I had everything out! I just have to actually organize the “pantry”

  • My mom always has way too much at all times like she shops like she still has a family of six but she’s just one. She also says things like if the world shuts down I’ll have food to eat and I have a wood stove. And I can survive. ������ and I’m always like Mom you’re crazy there’s not going to be some kind of an apocalypse and even if there was I think we just be okay with dying… Like of the world is really that bad we probably should just be okay with dying at that point. So whenever they first started talking about this she had gotten the stuff that she needed. Which I’m glad about it cuz now she doesn’t have to go out and get. She even had gotten stuff for me and my sister that she saw and saved our butts on a few things. So I called her and I apologize for calling her crazy. I was like you were right the whole time! �� We typically shot every two weeks and then eat all our food and have no back up of anything at the end.

  • I too bought little bits of food because we mainly (4 days a week) ate out. It is just my husband and myself. Well, I have to cook now, and I did not have food storage! Your ideas are right on time. In the morning, I can clean out some ‘decor’ bins and use them for food bins. Thanks a billion and stay safe!

  • We always shop at Costco anymore
    With three teenage boys. We have it down to a science now and know what we use, how fast we will use it, and how much to buy. We only use our local grocery store for produce and lunch meat. Our Costco budget has grown but we used to be able to go in there (no list) and keep it to 100’or less. We also have a store room…not very big, but we had a shelving system professionally put in and that has been our saving grace. Not just used for food.

  • We actually had an extra hall closet in our home, my husband used it for his work clothes and this weekend he added shelves and we made it our little pantry. My kitchen had never looked so clean!! Cuz I had everything out! I just have to actually organize the “pantry”

  • Thank so much for this video! Very good advice and tips! I´m going to do the same!:) And btw, the blue and yellow do indeed suit you good!

  • Okay, how did you read my mind! I have a craft, sewing room, that needs to be reorganized, decluttered, and organized! I Work nights, but watched it later. It looked like my house. My goal is to creat a great storage area.

  • Buying in bulk is stupid. Sorry, but with this you are giving a bad example. Through bulk buying people c r e a t e the problem. Please everybody do the grocery shopping as usual: you live nearby a supermarket do plan your meals, so that you have to go out less often, but buy normal amounts. If you live far away from the stores, go ahead as usual, buy your bulks that you used to buy. But please do not overbuy. Bulk buying creates the panic! You don’t want to be one of the new species “covidiots”, do you?

  • I don’t think you should apologize times change we have to adapt no everything applies to everyone but if we are looking for ideas we need to used the good things about what you teach

  • I still just go to the grocery store a couple times a week. I think for the most part, the grocery stores that I go to have what I need. But the paper products and cleaning products are still no where to be found.

  • Hi Raveena i love your work a lot and i really get inspired when i see your videos but just one thing i want to say as a well-wishers you use a lot of canned food i think which is not good for health….

  • We are the parents of ten, so we have always bought in bulk. My problem is learning how to shop, and cook, in smaller quantities, now that they are all grown and have moved out. I no longer need to make ten pounds of potatoes for 1 meal, or bake 4 loaves of bread each day. I do want to keep my pantry well stocked, but have temporarily moved into a tiny home with a pantry that offers just about no storage space at all. We are renting so we cannot add any shelving. I’m going NUTS!

  • Well hello,There my good friend! I hope all is well with you and ur health! Another video,I so love watching! Love thee fruit cocktail idea! I am going to try here in Ca. I bet my 6 kiddo’s would love and enjoy! Stay safe,Healthy And hope to see another Amazing Video,Here soon! Until next time Take care Your Friend Rosalinda signing Off!

  • Hi Raveena: Would Love to eat meals in your house. Always sound and look scrumptious! I don’t know what’s going on with your eyes, but I’ve had cataract surgery and years before that Lasik. Scary. Hope you’re ok now. Take care and thanks for the great video!

  • Don’t apologize Cas. We all have a right to change our minds and change with the times. We grow and evolve as humans. That’s what we do. So it’s ok and thank u so much for always sharing. I’m basically still shopping the same, weekly. I just stay in the store way less. I’m thinking about getting a Costco card not for stockpiling, just because they have good sales on protein powder I use. If I had the money maybe I would get more food, but gotta watch my coins. Plus I try not to eat much processed food even during these times.

  • Hi aunty……..hope u r doing good…..was waiting fr a video……..MY AMMA PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 19TH SUCCUMBED TO LYMPHOMA CANCER…… Relaxed my mind seeing ur as always superb video……keep on rocking aunty………as I say raveena rashing……anitha from Chennai…..������������������������

  • You had a surgery? My Gosh….n yet you are making videos n so organised..hats off to you Raveena..You are really awesome..plz take care

  • I buy certain things in bulk, like meat & can goods when on sale. We vacuum seal to extend freezer time. I shop my freezer & pantry 1st when I menu plan, using oldest stuff first. Then I make a very small grocery list mainly of fresh veg/fruits or missing ingredients for recipes. My husband uses the flip app to keep on eye on sale ads.

  • Thanks for your time and consideration to respond back to me.. I responded back to you as soon as I saw your message �� Good morning ����.

  • Same. Shop for dinners on the way home from work. I don’t even know how to shop for 2 weeks. I was walking around aimlessly
    when I needed to stock up. ����‍♀️ #emptynester

  • Buying in bulk is stupid. Sorry, but with this you are giving a bad example. Through bulk buying people c r e a t e the problem. Please everybody do the grocery shopping as usual: you live nearby a supermarket do plan your meals, so that you have to go out less often, but buy normal amounts. If you live far away from the stores, go ahead as usual, buy your bulks that you used to buy. But please do not overbuy. Bulk buying creates the panic! You don’t want to be one of the new species “covidiots”, do you?

  • I’ve always bought groceries I know I’ll need when on sale…including tissues and toilet paper, because when NOT on sale, the cost can be astronomical. Obviously, this does not include fresh produce, etc. like you, I would just go,for other things as needed. Now, just trying to go only once per week or less.

  • I haven’t watch for awhile and you look amazing!! You always were pretty, but you look like you’re having more fun with fashion!! Congrats!

  • I have no pantry and a small fridge and freezer space so I be groceries for the week and that’s it. Mostly fresh products with a few canned items and boxed items to have in hand for quick sides

  • I was def a day to day shopper, maybe every few days here and there. I just signed up for membership at Sam’s through all of this going on, so I’ve def started shopping in bulk and have no idea how to store it. I have some new ideas now thanks to you and now I’m headed to my tiny pantry to empty some boxes lol..Love you videos!!!!����

  • “I didn’t go full prepper.” �� Love that comment. My husband started “prepping”. He bought ONE small can of Spam. We’ve never eaten Spam in the 30 years we’ve been married…but if it makes him feel good. ������

  • Maam am frm KERALA
    I like your all containers and i want this for my new homE
    Where i got these bottles?
    Your small bottles size…..?

  • I’ve always bought groceries I know I’ll need when on sale…including tissues and toilet paper, because when NOT on sale, the cost can be astronomical. Obviously, this does not include fresh produce, etc. like you, I would just go,for other things as needed. Now, just trying to go only once per week or less.

  • I was def a day to day shopper, maybe every few days here and there. I just signed up for membership at Sam’s through all of this going on, so I’ve def started shopping in bulk and have no idea how to store it. I have some new ideas now thanks to you and now I’m headed to my tiny pantry to empty some boxes lol..Love you videos!!!!����

  • Sam’s Club bulk buying for items we love to eat. Plus their fruit is so much cheaper! I do not try new products at Sam’s, once I got a new coffee, I hated it and had a huge container that never got used! Now I try new foods at Meijer or Walmart before buying in bulk.

  • The more often you shop the more money you are prone to spend. People who drive any distance to the store have to shop less and plan ahead. It would terrify me to not have any more than 3 days of food on hand in case of any kind of an emergency. That idea boggles my mind.

  • Great video. Thanks for making me feel normal during this very un-normal time. Your video spoke to me cuz yes, I have cartons of nut milk on my kitchen floor, ramen, and protein powders. I had a recent um rodent situation that was taken care of a week ago. Still, I do not want to keep mounds of food anywhere. I have very little space now due to the stock-ups. I have always been a closet mini-hoarder. I’ve hoarded tin foil, floss, body soap, hand soap, dish soap, garbage bags and plastic bags. I’ve seen my supplies twindling a tad and I’m uncomfortable. Hahaha. This is what us hoarders live for! But still, we are scared and uncomfortable with the fact we can’t go out and re-stock or that stores have run out of inventory. I’m good right now and probably have 30 days of food but my hoarder brain keeps telling me I need to stock up soon. I don’t want to hoard during this time because I don’t want to be selfish. Anyways, great video, thank you for making us feel normal during these times. Hope you are well:)

  • My girlfriend has a teacher paper problem. Refer me to the group for that. It will make for a great gift. She’s the sweetest and needs the help.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for this video series!!! I have been struggling (STRUGGLING!) to learn cooking fundamentals, meal planning, food prep, and food storage. Basically I keep getting excited…trying new things…failing….and giving up for 6-9 months. sigh I think you have the answers I seek Kristin! Real food….and simple. relieved sigh Side note: Oooo! Great sweater/blouse combo in this video! Really suits your complexion and surroundings in this video.

  • Hubby and I do a big shop when he gets his monthly pay. Then weekly I top up fresh goods but we have both noticed that our ‘top up’ shop has become much bigger. I have a cupboard where I keep my larger kitchen items: mix master, food processor, casserole and pie dishes you get the drift. Now I’m shoving food in between all of them and now that cupboard is bulging! Lol

  • We always shop at Costco anymore
    With three teenage boys. We have it down to a science now and know what we use, how fast we will use it, and how much to buy. We only use our local grocery store for produce and lunch meat. Our Costco budget has grown but we used to be able to go in there (no list) and keep it to 100’or less. We also have a store room…not very big, but we had a shelving system professionally put in and that has been our saving grace. Not just used for food.

  • You’re definitely not crazy I got 25 pounds bag of flour from Costco ($6 something) just in case if I have to make my own bread �� muffins�� ex if I can’t leave the house for one person that is a lot with all this craziness going on I think I spent over $400 on food

  • if you go watch the Chanel how to cook that, she debunks a lot of their videos, and actually PROVES that most of these food hacks are actually fake, and that they really just make these videos for content and if they don’t actually work.

  • I too bought little bits of food because we mainly (4 days a week) ate out. It is just my husband and myself. Well, I have to cook now, and I did not have food storage! Your ideas are right on time. In the morning, I can clean out some ‘decor’ bins and use them for food bins. Thanks a billion and stay safe!

  • Happy Monday!! love this I was looking at a recipe for roti and I did not know you could grind the lentils for the filling!! I definitely froze some herbs this past weekend in the olive oil thank you for sharing that! My daughter (she is 19) was so amazed. It feels good because I know when the day comes for her to move in her own (not no time soon) she will remember these great tips! Peace and blessings to you and your Mrs. Raveena!

  • I am retired, I live alone and I don’t buy in bulk. Normally I order $30 of groceries twice a week from Walmart. I did nothing in anticipation of the stay-at-home situation, I’ve had just two $30 deliveries in two weeks, and I’ve been fine.

  • I think the type of grocery shopper you are is often linked to the stage of life you’re at. When I was younger, working hard and going out with mates, I would only shop once or twice a month. These days, pandemic aside, I’m a shop every couple of days type of gal. For no other reason than I have more time on my hands and we have mostly fresh foods. The one exception to this rule, is that I bulk buy my coffee when it comes on special. My coffee bags are $9 and change for 28 bags but my grocery chain has a discount cycle that sees them go to 50% off. When that happens I buy 10 boxes. The storage struggle becomes real ��������. Oh and nope, no toilet paper to be found here either ��

  • Please support me, I’m just a small Youtuber with a love for food. I enjoy sharing my passion with others! I’ve been working very hard to fulfill my dreams! Please help me reach my goal of 1000 subscribers by the end of this week, I need 217 more! Your support would be a blessing♡ thank you so much and take care

  • Okay, how did you read my mind! I have a craft, sewing room, that needs to be reorganized, decluttered, and organized! I Work nights, but watched it later. It looked like my house. My goal is to creat a great storage area.

  • You’ve lost weight and look so good! Great job! Struggling with weight loss myself. Also, love the cleaner words and nicer you.

  • I have always bought groceries twice a week because I am a really picky eater and have to be in the mood for something. We bought in bulk trying to last a week or two because I am pregnant with a toddler and my husband has been doing the shopping. I love that I actually have stuff here and don’t have to worry about running to the grocery store to have dinner. Also it has been such a time and money saver to freeze what we need for a dinner meat wise and pull it the day before. I will definitely continue to buy beef and chicken in bulk and pull as needed and meal plan more.

  • I try to keep a 3 month pantry. I stock up on dry goods and freezable meat and veggies so if the worst happens we have food for 3 months. North western Pennsylvania it was being snowed in. In east Texas it’s hurricanes. Either way it is comforting that we will have a variety of food ready to go. Stay safe and awesome ❤

  • Yes things have changed so much in a short period of time. I was more like you in ways of buying. I hate food going to waste and don’t have room for it. But I did try my best to buy a variety of supplies last week to have for my family of 4. I’m not a hoarder at all I just meal planned all my stuff to stretch it out. Crazy but I still haven’t found one package of toilet paper, thankful for friends. ��

  • I shop once a fortnight, so the pandemic hasn’t added any extra problems for me, except for availability of some things. Here in Australia, the panic buying has started to settle down, so the food buying has settled down too.

  • It is disheartening to hear people say they have “limited” food storage space as they show you a pantry with shelves on 3 sides. I would LOVE to have that kind of space to work with. Can you give the truly space-deprived some out-of-thebox ideas for storage of every kind? Not bookshelves, or foot stools please, unless you’ve got some fresh way/tweek to use them. Thanks! Love you & your channel!

  • I love looking at your pantry. It is a work of art. So well organized! This video was educational because not everyone knows what kind of foods last a long time, and are economical. We need as much help as we can get during this quarantine. Thank you.

  • I has WLS 14 years ago and For me stopping every few days was important because I could eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Buying in bulk made it easier for me to eat things when I was too tired to cook anything. I called it lazy food. Those non-perishable items that you just open up and dump. Unfortunately that’s our reality today and we’re not always able to live off of fresh.. So don’t apologize about the Costco corner orders LOL are used to shop years ago at Costco’s and then I needed to lose 100 pounds. So I love you just the way you are and don’t apologize we all have to measure monitor and adjust and everything we do in life including our grocery shopping. This is our new normal for now but trust me it will change to and my 56 years god that sounds terrible I’ve seen lots of change

  • Best wishes for a fast and full recovery. You’re stronger than you know, and you have a lot of people praying for you. Never forget that.
    Preity Dussoye
    P.L
    Mauritius Island.

  • We are the parents of ten, so we have always bought in bulk. My problem is learning how to shop, and cook, in smaller quantities, now that they are all grown and have moved out. I no longer need to make ten pounds of potatoes for 1 meal, or bake 4 loaves of bread each day. I do want to keep my pantry well stocked, but have temporarily moved into a tiny home with a pantry that offers just about no storage space at all. We are renting so we cannot add any shelving. I’m going NUTS!

  • Decluttering is a good idea, but places in America like Goodwill and Salvation Army are not accepting donations any longer until the epidemic is over. So while I agree with decluttering, now is not a good time to be getting rid of stuff, or attempting to sell it to other people. I would be mortified and saddened if I sent my stuff to others, and it potentially infected them!

  • I don’t think you should feel bad. This is a different moment in time that we are being forced to buy in bulk. But to buy in bulk on the regular, I feel is a waste of money unless they are profiting by selling their bulk items on the side.

  • I, too, have limited food storage (in my very small home). But I live alone so it’s not been an issue before. I also eat lots of fresh produce and usually shop two or even three times a week. Well, it’s been crazy in Florida, empty grocery store shelves and limited store hours. It’s NOT fun! Hope everyone stays safe!

  • I’m a Costco and Samsclub semi-prepper but within the confines of my space. I have marked areas for storage…2 pantries for perishables in the kitchen and the other under the stairs; 2 areas for consumables like paper products and household supplies in the garage and what we call here the “Texas attic”. My husband has thankfully humored me about my need to maintain this as it helps with my anxiety. Oddly enough with all my anxiety to prepare now that the need has come for it I am fine. I also have been able to give to my mom, brother and his family, and my bachelorette aunt who lives alone. According to them Christmas came early when I brought toilet paper, paper towels and disinfecting wipes and other requested items. I guess this all came about when having kids cause I wasn’t like this when I was single.

  • It is disheartening to hear people say they have “limited” food storage space as they show you a pantry with shelves on 3 sides. I would LOVE to have that kind of space to work with. Can you give the truly space-deprived some out-of-thebox ideas for storage of every kind? Not bookshelves, or foot stools please, unless you’ve got some fresh way/tweek to use them. Thanks! Love you & your channel!

  • I, too, have limited food storage (in my very small home). But I live alone so it’s not been an issue before. I also eat lots of fresh produce and usually shop two or even three times a week. Well, it’s been crazy in Florida, empty grocery store shelves and limited store hours. It’s NOT fun! Hope everyone stays safe!

  • I go to Walmart every 2 weeks. I never want to run out of canned dog food so I buy 20 cans every time I go. I really don’t stock up on people food! I have a freezer and will buy 2 months of meat. If I run out of storage space, under my dining room table(I don’t use it) is a handy spot for a couple of bags of canned/boxed foods!!!! Hugs from Pa USA. ������ ����������

  • I has WLS 14 years ago and For me stopping every few days was important because I could eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Buying in bulk made it easier for me to eat things when I was too tired to cook anything. I called it lazy food. Those non-perishable items that you just open up and dump. Unfortunately that’s our reality today and we’re not always able to live off of fresh.. So don’t apologize about the Costco corner orders LOL are used to shop years ago at Costco’s and then I needed to lose 100 pounds. So I love you just the way you are and don’t apologize we all have to measure monitor and adjust and everything we do in life including our grocery shopping. This is our new normal for now but trust me it will change to and my 56 years god that sounds terrible I’ve seen lots of change

  • Luv Costco Corner., congrats on ur weight loss. My sis had it
    It fsiled. Got hernia got bad mesh her health is ruined. Long story short glad its wrkin 4 u
    Pray u r healthy! Luv all of ur content.

  • The world has enough resources for the world’s need but not the world’s greed. I am a mother of 5 children and we only buy food for what we need that week and the Lord has always provided for us. It is easy to be greedy, but if we all become hoarders then we are only fueling the problem… not helping it.

  • Always would just buy for the week, yes, because storage is limited, but also for budget reasons. Now, we are bulking up more on pantry items, but you can’t really buy produce to last you a month, so still making small trips to the grocery

  • I try to keep a 3 month pantry. I stock up on dry goods and freezable meat and veggies so if the worst happens we have food for 3 months. North western Pennsylvania it was being snowed in. In east Texas it’s hurricanes. Either way it is comforting that we will have a variety of food ready to go. Stay safe and awesome ❤

  • grins When I was single I budgeted $100 per month for food bought by the case through a co-op buying club. Now with a family of 4 it’s more like $250 per month. Some products (period pads) are an annual purchase, while others are monthly (granola bars.) I only buy favorites, or frequently used staples, so I know how long it takes to get through these bulk purchases. There’s less impulse purchasing compared to Costco too.

  • I live alone but keep a nicely filled freezer and pantry though I do go out when I need something right now I have probably 2-4 weeks worth and some items will last 2 months

  • Having enough for 3-5 weeks is not hoarding, and is socially responsible right now, requiring us to expose ourselves and others less frequently. Anyone implying this is hoarding is wrong. I generally shop for fresh items every few days. Right now I need to do the grown up thing and stock my house. It isn’t to take it from others… it is to keep from making frequent unnecessary trips out. Thank you for sharing your ideas, your storage is pretty!

  • There are only 3 of us, so while I shop at Costco it’s only for things we use a lot of, like chicken nuggets, broth, almond milk (daily smoothies), etc. And yes, toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels. Every week I make up a meal plan and a shopping list, and my husband picks everything up on Sunday night. But that was before this…now I have to send him with an idea of what we need, and he gets what he can and do plan around that instead:/

  • Literally 1% people who reading this comments will achieve everything in life and their parents and family will be happily live for 100 years.

    Help me complete my challenge.

  • I don’t think you should feel bad. This is a different moment in time that we are being forced to buy in bulk. But to buy in bulk on the regular, I feel is a waste of money unless they are profiting by selling their bulk items on the side.

  • I still just go to the grocery store a couple times a week. I think for the most part, the grocery stores that I go to have what I need. But the paper products and cleaning products are still no where to be found.

  • I am retired, I live alone and I don’t buy in bulk. Normally I order $30 of groceries twice a week from Walmart. I did nothing in anticipation of the stay-at-home situation, I’ve had just two $30 deliveries in two weeks, and I’ve been fine.

  • I found storage for food and other items in bulk, from “Costco”, Walmart, Publix etc….
    are stored in my Van…..��
    I have no space…..daily getting rid of excessive items not needed. It’s not like I’m going on vacation. Plenty of time on my hands. You are truly an inspirational person. I gotta stop procrastinating and schedule my time more wiser to purge and get organized. You are so right Cas, if there is a home for everything it will never be out of place…….keep making these videos. We need your help. Thanks Clutter Bug President.
    Signed Clutter Bug Member Since 2015,
    Mildred

  • I used to shop every 3 days also, and we ate through our food each week. This is new to me too! I was glad to hear I am not the only one that this is all new for! Love this video! Also love that you mentioned, it isn’t forever, it’s just for now. Makes me feel better!

  • I used to shop every 3 days also, and we ate through our food each week. This is new to me too! I was glad to hear I am not the only one that this is all new for! Love this video! Also love that you mentioned, it isn’t forever, it’s just for now. Makes me feel better!

  • 5 minute crafts:
    Sticky rice?
    Don’t worry we have a solution! Keep the bread inside so that it absorbs all the moisture… TADA! NON STICKY RICE! ENJOY YOUR MEAL!
    Me:
    Bruh make sushi out of it, what’s wrong with that?

  • You’re definitely not crazy I got 25 pounds bag of flour from Costco ($6 something) just in case if I have to make my own bread �� muffins�� ex if I can’t leave the house for one person that is a lot with all this craziness going on I think I spent over $400 on food

  • I like to run out of things (weird, yes, but at least then I know we’re using it), do main shopping once a week and go out mid-week for perishables so this is throwing me off a bit. We don’t have a lot of storage space either. Plus, it’s not really clear here what we’re supposed to be doing, what’s okay, and what isn’t. There is a lot of gray area so much so that I feel bad when I run out of fruit and I go to store but something like pears doesn’t last a whole week so I only buy a few at a time. Then, you get looks like, is that really essential? It’s very unsettling. Everyone is so judgmental. Still no toilet paper, paper towels, or cleaning supplies on the shelves in my town either. Also unsettling. Thank you for the tips! Stay safe!

  • I live with a man who finds security in having an abundance of food; at least a freezer full of food. We went shopping two weeks before everything went down; so our freezer was full and paper products replenished. Even at that point we agreed nothing else could fit in the freezer and the pantry had plenty in it. The only thing we felt the need to buy was fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • I found storage for food and other items in bulk, from “Costco”, Walmart, Publix etc….
    are stored in my Van…..��
    I have no space…..daily getting rid of excessive items not needed. It’s not like I’m going on vacation. Plenty of time on my hands. You are truly an inspirational person. I gotta stop procrastinating and schedule my time more wiser to purge and get organized. You are so right Cas, if there is a home for everything it will never be out of place…….keep making these videos. We need your help. Thanks Clutter Bug President.
    Signed Clutter Bug Member Since 2015,
    Mildred

  • Same. Shop for dinners on the way home from work. I don’t even know how to shop for 2 weeks. I was walking around aimlessly
    when I needed to stock up. ����‍♀️ #emptynester

  • 5 minute crafts:
    Sticky rice?
    Don’t worry we have a solution! Keep the bread inside so that it absorbs all the moisture… TADA! NON STICKY RICE! ENJOY YOUR MEAL!
    Me:
    Bruh make sushi out of it, what’s wrong with that?

  • We moved two large, plastic shelving units from our basement to our kitchen last night. We already have two shallow shelving units in our kitchen that hold our jars of dry staple foods and snacks. We put all of our extra shelf stable food on the temporary shelves so I can better keep track of what we need during all of this. I’m the type who menus for 6 to 8 weeks and then shops for all of those weeks at once. I like to only pick up fresh produce during the other weeks. Anyway…even though I am someone who usually has a lot of food in the house, I wasn’t prepared for sheltering in place like this. I plan to be more prepared in the future.

  • The world has enough resources for the world’s need but not the world’s greed. I am a mother of 5 children and we only buy food for what we need that week and the Lord has always provided for us. It is easy to be greedy, but if we all become hoarders then we are only fueling the problem… not helping it.

  • grins When I was single I budgeted $100 per month for food bought by the case through a co-op buying club. Now with a family of 4 it’s more like $250 per month. Some products (period pads) are an annual purchase, while others are monthly (granola bars.) I only buy favorites, or frequently used staples, so I know how long it takes to get through these bulk purchases. There’s less impulse purchasing compared to Costco too.

  • I am not a hoarder, but I now have 50 + rolls of toilet paper! I got the last name brand toilet paper at Walmart, the LAST pkg, of toilet paper at Sam’s!! I feel very blessed to have been able to acquire these purchases!!

  • Literally 1% people who reading this comments will achieve everything in life and their parents and family will be happily live for 100 years.

    Help me complete my challenge.

  • Yes things have changed so much in a short period of time. I was more like you in ways of buying. I hate food going to waste and don’t have room for it. But I did try my best to buy a variety of supplies last week to have for my family of 4. I’m not a hoarder at all I just meal planned all my stuff to stretch it out. Crazy but I still haven’t found one package of toilet paper, thankful for friends. ��

  • My mom always has way too much at all times like she shops like she still has a family of six but she’s just one. She also says things like if the world shuts down I’ll have food to eat and I have a wood stove. And I can survive. ������ and I’m always like Mom you’re crazy there’s not going to be some kind of an apocalypse and even if there was I think we just be okay with dying… Like of the world is really that bad we probably should just be okay with dying at that point. So whenever they first started talking about this she had gotten the stuff that she needed. Which I’m glad about it cuz now she doesn’t have to go out and get. She even had gotten stuff for me and my sister that she saw and saved our butts on a few things. So I called her and I apologize for calling her crazy. I was like you were right the whole time! �� We typically shot every two weeks and then eat all our food and have no back up of anything at the end.

  • You are amazing! I discovered your channel a few weeks ago and I have been addicted. By far the best Malaysian YouTube channel. Love your ideasvery well thought out, practical, useful and inspiring. Hope your eyes recover well. Take care, stay safe and God bless you and your family!

  • Don’t apologize Cas. We all have a right to change our minds and change with the times. We grow and evolve as humans. That’s what we do. So it’s ok and thank u so much for always sharing. I’m basically still shopping the same, weekly. I just stay in the store way less. I’m thinking about getting a Costco card not for stockpiling, just because they have good sales on protein powder I use. If I had the money maybe I would get more food, but gotta watch my coins. Plus I try not to eat much processed food even during these times.

  • I have always bought groceries twice a week because I am a really picky eater and have to be in the mood for something. We bought in bulk trying to last a week or two because I am pregnant with a toddler and my husband has been doing the shopping. I love that I actually have stuff here and don’t have to worry about running to the grocery store to have dinner. Also it has been such a time and money saver to freeze what we need for a dinner meat wise and pull it the day before. I will definitely continue to buy beef and chicken in bulk and pull as needed and meal plan more.

  • When the PLANNED-EMIC hit, I already had a FULL pantry and 2 months of toilet paper, so I never got too panicked. But I was sad to see SO MUCH PANDEMONIUM. I AM NOT A PREPPER, but I noticed that once I began buying in bulk at Costco, the trickle-down savings made sense and allowed me to continue buying ahead until my cupboards were full! At first, it seems odd to spend so much at a whack, but the savings add up and the large quantities last until you need something again. Then you strategize and that helps, too. I don’t buy everything there, just the really cool deals and great buys. It’s been a good thing after all and the credit card usage actually pays for the membership, so it’s a WIN all around! ��

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for this video series!!! I have been struggling (STRUGGLING!) to learn cooking fundamentals, meal planning, food prep, and food storage. Basically I keep getting excited…trying new things…failing….and giving up for 6-9 months. sigh I think you have the answers I seek Kristin! Real food….and simple. relieved sigh Side note: Oooo! Great sweater/blouse combo in this video! Really suits your complexion and surroundings in this video.

  • Definitely shopping weekly still. Our stores are still not caught up yet so we have to be mindful of making sure there is enough for everyone. You are looking healthy and happy. I know your journey has been long, but it’s so worth it in the end. Love and health coming your family’s way.

  • Please support me, I’m just a small Youtuber with a love for food. I enjoy sharing my passion with others! I’ve been working very hard to fulfill my dreams! Please help me reach my goal of 1000 subscribers by the end of this week, I need 217 more! Your support would be a blessing♡ thank you so much and take care

  • Our stores in Arkansas still have some empty shelves and people are still hunting for toilet paper. I had just bought a pack from Sams right before this started and it is just us. Our kids are grown and have their own homes. But we used to live in the country and I did 1x a week grocery shop and 1x a month Sams shop. So yes, i have bought big packs of basics for years. Before we had our big house and lived out I did not bulk buy because of lack of storage and small kids who don’t need as much food as teens. I wish our stores right now were back to plenty of cleaner, sanitizer and paper goods. Hopefully soon.

  • Im not a food hoarder but I do like to keep a little extra in my pantry and freeze meals if we had left overs ones already, I keep these in my chest freezer with some other frozen items when things are on sale. I did not go shopping any different because I honestly feel that if I stretch what I already have, my family of 4 can probably live off of what we have for over 1 month thank God. Ill have to say… I sometimes worry that Im not worrying like other people and I wonder if I should be worried����… God bless everyone & take care!

  • Sugar doesn’t expire. Shops always put a ‘best before’ date on goods but that is very different to a ‘use by’ date. If the food looks and smells good, it’s most probably fine. Don’t be wasteful people.

  • Sugar doesn’t expire. Shops always put a ‘best before’ date on goods but that is very different to a ‘use by’ date. If the food looks and smells good, it’s most probably fine. Don’t be wasteful people.