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What to Stock in your Kitchen?


We've included this "what to stock in your kitchen" page because part of having easy kids meals is being well prepared and organized. Print off a copy and give your kids a clipboard with this page.

Inventory your kitchen cabinets and kitchen pantry with your kid chef's help. Keep in mind every family is different so check this basic list and add or delete what works for your family. It is also important to have a way to keep track of what has been used and needs to be replaced so you keep your cupboards continuously stocked.

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What to Stock in Your Kitchen Shelves or Pantry?

Can tomatoes
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Chicken, vegetable or beef broth (or bouillon cubes)
Cake mixes
Canned vegetables, corn, green beans, etc.
Canned kidney beans, refried beans, garbanzo beans
Canned fruit, variety
Canned mushrooms
Pie filling
Ripe olives
Canned cream soups
Dry soup mixes
Canned tuna
Muffin mixes
Pudding mixes
Jell-o gelatin mixes
Pasta noodles-variety
Rice
Peanut butter
Pasta sauces
Stuffing mixes
Pancake mix
Juices, variety including tomato, orange, apple
Wholegrain cereal
Oatmeal
Applesauce
Chocolate syrup
Maple syrup
Unopened condiments to replace those usually in the refrigerator


What to Stock in Your Refrigerator?

Variety of cheeses, cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, cottage cheese
Milk
Eggs
Butter
Yogurt
Sour cream
Deli meats
Bacon
Hot pepper sauce
Soy sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Ketchup
Mustard
Lemon juice
BBQ sauce
Salsa
Pickles
Mayonnaise
Miracle whip
Jelly/jam
Raisins and other dried fruits (can also store in pantry)


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What to Stock in Your Freezer?

***Some of these items don't need to be stored in the freezer but can be stored longer and fresher if done so.

Tortillas
Pie shells
Bread dough
Bread rolls
Loaves of bread
Bread crumbs
Chocolate chips
Frozen vegetables- broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, mixed
Frozen whipped topping
Nuts
Yeast
Butter
Frozen juices
Variety of meats including chicken breasts, ground beef, roast chicken


What to Stock in your Spice Cabinet or Baking Shelves?

***To provide easy access while you are cooking or baking move your spice cabinet and baking shelf next to the baking area (mixing bowl) and close to the stove.

Fresh garlic
Honey
Dry salad dressing mixes
Dry soup mixes
Taco seasoning mix
Oils, shortening, cooking spray
Vinegars
Salt
Pepper
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Cloves
Ginger
Basil
Oregano
Italian seasoning
Paprika
Thyme
Dill
Bay leaves
Bouillon cubes (vegetable, beef and chicken)
Cream of tartar
Other herbs and spices your family might use often
Powdered milk
Cocoa powder
Muffin liners
Baking soda
Baking powder
Cornstarch
Flour
Sugar
Powdered sugar
Brown sugar
Light corn syrup
Vanilla
Cornmeal


What to Stock in Your Kitchen That is Fresh?

Potatoes
Onions
Carrots
Celery
Bread
Apples
Bananas
Tomatoes
Other fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season and you use often.


Now that your kitchen is organized and stocked...

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