To celebrate the New Year, Whole Foods wants to show you that eating healthy can be affordable. Make your choices count by picking up their list of pantry staples — that rings up at about 50 bucks — and you’ll be set for healthier meals and a healthier budget. Running the gamut from beans, grains and oats to broth, diced tomatoes and pasta sauce, you’ll be prepared to drive past that drive thru in favor of healthy meals at home. Just add fresh ingredients and spices to have everything you need to cook 14 of our favorite recipes (they are listed below).
To get the party started, Whole Foods is giving stuff away! All you need to do is enter a comment to the story at this link by January 31st telling them what healthy foods are “must haves” for your pantry. They will select random comments in their month-long, pantry-focused giveaway. You might win:
$50 Pantry Staples Stock Up – They are giving away 31 stock ups throughout the month of January. Winners will receive a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card along with a list of suggested pantry staples needed to make 14 healthy recipes.
Five grand-prize packages include:
- Pantry Staples for a Year – Each grand-prize winner will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card for $599 to use for stocking your pantry for a year.
- Customized elfa® pantry system from The Container Store ($500 value) – Each grand-prize winner will receive a customized pantry design from The Container Store and a $500 elfa Store More Card to makeover your pantry.
Regardless of whether you win a prize, the Pantry Stock Up List (download the list as a PDF) is designed to make you a winner when it comes to fixin’ dinner.
- 1 lb black beans
- 1 lb lentils
- 1 lb quinoa
- 2 lbs brown rice
- 3 (32-oz) boxes vegetable broth
- 1 (32-oz) box chicken broth
- 1 lb rolled oats
- 2 cans cannellini beans
- 1 lb orechiette pasta
- 1 lb pasta, your favorite kind
- 1 can black beans
- 1 jar unsweetened applesauce
- 1 (32-oz) box unsweetened soymilk
- 1 (32-oz) box unsweetened almondmilk
- 1 (5-oz) can tuna
- 3 (15-oz) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 package no-oil sundried tomatoes
- 1 jar pasta sauce
They priced these in their 365 Everyday Value® line and the list came in around $50. Feel free to visit our bulk department and keep an eye out for sales for even more value.
Now that you have a well-stocked pantry, just add fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook all of these recipes:
- Simple Black Bean Soup
- Beef and Quinoa Meatballs
- Zesty Quinoa with Broccoli and Cashews
- Lentil Chili
- Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli
- Oatmeal-Apple Pancakes
- Overnight Oatmeal
- Tuscan Tuna Salad
- Mexican Taco Stew
- Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans
- Almond Brown Rice Pudding
- Learn to Cook: Brown Rice
- Learn to Cook: Quinoa
- Simple Oatmeal
Some of these recipes make six servings and some make four. Altogether you’ll get a total of 66 servings with some leftover ingredients for future recipes.
Don’t forget to enter your comment at this link by January 31st to be eligible for our random giveaways. What are your “must have” healthy pantry staples?