1. Canned beans

Choose a variety, including black, kidney and chickpeas.

2. Canned tomatoes

Get a few, including fire roasted diced and crushed. Look for tomatoes in cans too, for guaranteed BPA-free packaging.

3. Rice

Have at least two varieties on hand, like wild rice and brown rice.

4. Quinoa

Packed with protein and other nutrients, and it cooks just like rice.

5. Coconut oil

Choose organic, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil.

6. Coconut milk  

Find pure coconut milk in the cans. Choose full fat or low fat.

7. Butter/vegan butter

Look for grass-fed butter for more nutrition. Or, opt for vegan butter, low in saturated fat and trans-fat-free.

8. Fresh herbs

A pop of parsley can perk up any dish.

9. Almond butter

Choose one with only almonds as an ingredient.

10. Avocado

Use avocado instead of butter or mayo in recipes.

And of course, keep Lightlife® meatless products on hand at all times!