50 must-have items for your weekly shopping list

Is there anything less appealing than a supermarket during a pandemic? For minimal shopping trips, buy the right things in small quantities. Here's a list of long-lasting, healthy foods.

On Instagram, there is a constant stream of bread photos. Why not join forces with those who can't be beaten? Rather than relying solely on white flour, try using spelt, whole wheat, or Kamut flour in your bread recipes.


Bread that isn't enriched with yeast will fall flat. Do you have any hiding in a cupboard somewhere? Check to make sure it's still up to date! Keep in mind that yeast is a living organism that will decompose over time if not stored properly.


Next up, grains. These staples are versatile and last a long time.
Rice first. Like flour, avoid plain white rice. Fiber-rich brown rice. Arborio rice is used for risottos, and wild rice adds flavour.


Quinoa is a good source of protein in addition to being a pleasant alternative to rice. If you're looking to add protein to your meal, this is an excellent option. It's a plethora of choices!


Pearl barley, despite being less popular than couscous, rice, and quinoa, has a unique texture that always retains a bit of crunch. Soups and stews will benefit from its addition.

Pearl barley

Oatmeal is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which is good for your health and can keep you feeling full until lunchtime.


Microwave popcorn is expensive, salty, and fatty. Choose dry popcorn. Three cups of popcorn contain fibre and few calories. Pop corn in a hot-air popper, then add herbs, nutritional yeast, or chilli flakes. Perfect munchies!


Oil is our first essential. Every good kitchen needs peanut, canola, corn, and olive oils. Large quantities of olive oil should be stored in a cool, dark cupboard to prevent rancidity.


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