Thursday, October 1, 2009

What 6 Foods Are Always in Your Kitchen?

I know people who eat all their meals out and keep practically nothing in their cupbards or refrigerators, except for bottled water, or perhaps a single serving of yogurt. Not true of me. Although I can be a minimalist in other areas, I never let myself run out of certain foods. You will always find them in my kitchen. Here are six:

1) milk – I buy a gallon a week, per person. That's a lot, isn't it? Lots of Vitamin D!
2) eggs – Boiled eggs make easy snacks, or sandwiches on very short notice. {All you need for a serving is: 2 cut-up hard boiled eggs, salt, pepper, low fat mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and diced red onion.} Plus, eggs are needed for baked goods and a variety of simple dishes like meatloaf, stuffed peppers, and even green salads.
3) peanut butter – I buy it freshly ground at a neighborhood health food store, and it only has one ingredient, peanuts. You don't need sweeteners, hydrogen vegetable oil, or anything else. Pure pb is delicious and a satisfying stick-to-your-ribs food.
4) solid white tuna – A quick and easy meal. Actually, “light” tuna has less mercury, but I prefer the texture of solid white. Just don't eat it more than once a week.
5) sharp cheddar cheese and 6) saltine crackers – This is my favorite "at home" snack. And when I get carried away, it becomes a dinner.

Other foods may come and go, but not these staples. Now do tell, what 6 foods are always in your kitchen?


  1. milk, eggs, oj or grapefruit juice, butter, bread, tuna (and many more)

  2. Six foods that i can only think: milk, eggs, sugar, butter, flour, cheese.

  3. My six foods: 1) Milk; 2) Coffee; 3) Triscuits (yum!); 4) Kraft Cheddar Cheese; 5) Low-Fat Popcorn; 6) Snack Bars (breakfast bars). Oh yes and pasta and spaghetti sauce (I like the Ragu brand with lots of vegetables, good price and good nutrition!)

    And make sure you sign up for your grocers' frequent shopper card to save money!

  4. fruit, bread, milk, cheese, soup, cereal

  5. I like macaroni and cheese too! And sea salt and also pepper that you have to grind; yum yum! Have a great day everyone!

  6. Six foods I always keep in the house... hmmm...
    1. Milk
    2. Eggs
    3. Shredded Cheese
    4. Pop Tarts
    5. Peanut Butter
    6. Bread

    Is always having Pop Tarts in the house a bad thing? ; )

  7. Cara Sue O'NeilOctober 6, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Six foods I always have: 1) Raison Bran cereal, 2) milk, 3) eggs, 4) yogurt, 5) M&Ms, and 6) soft drinks.