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Basics that you must have in the cupboard

25 mayo, 2021

Pandemics often come without warning. Saving some non-perishable items (or with very long expiration dates) will make you cope with less stress.

By: Lili Delgado


Make a list of everything you have and check the expiration dates every 6 to 12 months to keep food fresh. And don’t forget to always have a can opener on hand!


1. Peanut butter

A great source of energy, healthy fats, and protein. And unless the directions say otherwise, peanut butter doesn’t need to be refrigerated after opening.

2. Crackers type

Although the wheat or whole grain versions may last less than the natural ones, the extra fiber is worth it when it comes to having a snack on hand. Consider vacuum sealing them to lengthen their freshness.

3. Walnuts

These foods are a great source of energy and are very practical as a snack. Look for containers that close tightly to prevent the nuts from rusting or getting wet.


They are a great source of nutrients, minerals like iron, fiber, and antioxidants. In addition to adding them to your recipes they are an excellent healthy snack to eat between meals.

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4. Granola bars

Healthy and filling, these portable snacks can stay fresh for up to six months. In addition, they are an excellent source of carbohydrates.

5. Dried fruits, like peaches or raisins

If you can’t get fresh fruit, this version contains potassium, fiber, nutrients, and calories.

6. Canned tuna, salmon, chicken or turkey

Canned meats are a great source of protein and can last up to 2 years in your pantry.

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7. Pasta

It may be a high carb food, but pasta is a food that will keep you satisfied, plus it can last in your pantry for months. If someone in your family has any dietary restrictions, you can opt for chickpea paste.

8. Canned

Like soups or beans, they are a quick and easy way to prepare a meal when you don’t have a lot of ingredients.

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