What’s in the pantry matters! You do have control over the food you provide and prepare for your family. Learn to create a health-promoting, wholesome kitchen, learn to cook from scratch, and learn to take control of your families bodily AND financial health. It really matters!
Supplies for a healthy pantry:
* glass gallon and half-gallon jars with lids
* 5 gallon buckets with zip lids
* a canner with jars and sealing lids
What to buy:
* the healthiest, most organic food you can afford
* what your family will eat!
* food in bulk; ask for case discounts, join co-ops, shop sales, etc.
* locally grown meat and produce, as much as possible
How to begin:
* Start with what you already like to cook, and slowly build your stock.
* Think of having mostly “ingredients” and less pre-mixed foods
* Ask for help! Lots of people know how to grind wheat, bake, make jam, can beans… Ask!
Keeping hubby happy:
* Have snack foods on hand! Trail mix and nuts ready to eat will keep him from helplessly staring at all those jars of dried beans and millet when you’re away (smile).