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
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
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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What to Stock in Your Kitchen Shelves or Pantry?
Chicken, vegetable or beef broth (or bouillon cubes)
Canned vegetables, corn, green beans, etc.
Canned kidney beans, refried beans, garbanzo beans
Canned fruit, variety
Canned cream soups
Dry soup mixes
Jell-o gelatin mixes
Juices, variety including tomato, orange, apple
Unopened condiments to replace those usually in the refrigerator
What to Stock in Your Refrigerator?
Variety of cheeses, cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, cottage
Hot pepper sauce
Raisins and other dried fruits (can also store in pantry)
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
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.
Loaves of bread
Frozen vegetables- broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, mixed
Frozen whipped topping
Variety of meats including chicken breasts, ground beef, roast
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.
Dry salad dressing mixes
Dry soup mixes
Taco seasoning mix
Oils, shortening, cooking spray
Bouillon cubes (vegetable, beef and chicken)
Cream of tartar
Other herbs and spices your family might use often
Light corn syrup
What to Stock in Your Kitchen That is Fresh?
Other fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season and you use