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A pantry checklist

(article, Culinate staff)

So we've covered the how-tos of stocking your pantry before, but we liked this post on the same subject, from the blog Simple Bites. Sure, there's a list of basics and a checklist for personalizing your pantry, but we dug this list of reminders as to why you should stock your pantry — besides the obvious reason of needing to eat, that is:

bq. Stocking your pantry helps you steer clear of prepackaged and processed foods, makes it easy to come up with last-minute meals, saves you money by allowing you to stock when food items are on sale, keeps food on hand in case of an emergency (remember all those snow days last winter?), and helps maintain a healthy diet full of real foods.