The Basics

eat to live pantry Dr Furhman 6 week plan nutritarian diet plant based diet Dr Greger nutrition facts org Engine 2 dietYour pantry can work for you.

It can be your catalyst for change.

It can be the beacon of hope that your nutritarian lifestyle will endure–even when you have nothing prepped, no fresh veggies in the house, and you need an on-plan meal ASAP!

I’m going to show you how to set it up, right here, right now!

Let’s talk about:

  • finding the space for your pantry (it doesn’t need to be a pantry at all!)
  • removing or relocating foods that work against your lifestyle
  • eat to live pantry items you need now
  • half my pantry is dedicated to food prep containers
  • nutritarian spice rack
  • get your Eat to Live Pantry Shopping List here (free printable download)

I’m ready to bare all for you!  Well, at least pantry-wise.

Let’s do this…

Pantry organization plant based diet Dr Greger Dr Fuhrman 6 week eat to live plan vegan diet Engine 2 dietYou don’t know how happy this pic makes me!

When I open those cabinet doors I can’t help but hear a symphony of angelic I-love-my-nutritarian-pantry choir music crescendo in my head!  Don’t worry, after this, you’re going to hear it too.

The two most important things I’ve learned on my four-year nutritarian journey are: organization gives you power and preparation sets you free.

What kind of power, exactly?  All the best kinds: willpower, staying power, the power to make consistently better choices.

And that’s exactly what I call results: making consistently better choices.

I learned how to organize my fridge and saw results.  I learned how to prep eat to live meals for the week, and I saw even more results!

One day I looked at my jumbled-up, stick-this-here, shove-this-there, hodge-podge of a pantry and I knew I could do better.

I could make my pantry over and it would mirror a message back to me: I’m in it to win it!  This lifestyle isn’t a fad, it’s a priority.

Revamping my pantry made an impact supporting my nutritarian lifestyle, and now I’m going to help you do the same!

Step one:

Claim Your Space

pan·try /ˈpantrē/ noun

noun: pantry; plural noun: pantries 1. a small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept

Guess what?  I don’t really have a pantry.  Not according to Webster’s at least.

Our cozy 1960s home has a small galley kitchen.  The previous owners drywalled over what used to be the pantry door.  They used the old pantry space to house the stacked washer and dryer in the garage.

Yup, not the choices I would have made.

We soon discovered we needed loads more storage.  Why oh why did they take that pantry away from us!

The solution was to head over to Ikea, stat.  We created this half-pantry-half-china-cabinet (that I like to call Bessie) from the Besta storage series (kinda like this one).

I love Bessie with all my heart.  And I used to actually share her with the rest of my family.

But not anymore…

Unapologetically claim your eat to live pantry space!

That’s right, I’m giving you full permission to eminent-domain some cabinet space that is JUST. FOR. YOU.

If you have a pantry, perfect!  Go ahead and claim 2 or 3 shelves for yourself.  Take the shelves that are easiest to access, mark them up with labels, tell everyone in the house: This is my area!

That’s right–because your healthy eating is a priority.  And until everyone else joins in on the mission, their food is going to be second-class.  And that’s just the way it has to be.

Confiscate some shelves, an entire cabinet or two, or go forth and find something you love to house your nutritarian dry goods in your kitchen!

The point is: be bold, take as much space as you need (even if it feels like it’s too much).  Create a safe space in your kitchen that is your nutritarian refuge. 

Now let’s clean it out…

Junk Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

This may go without saying, but you need to get rid of all non-nutritarian foods from your “pantry” space.

It’s not going to be hard.  There’s a handy shopping list for you at the end of this post, so you can just go down the list and get rid of anything that’s off-plan.

If it’s just you–throw away or donate.  If you have non-nutritarians in the house, relocate those foods to a different space in the kitchen.

I have two non-nutritarian kids, (4 and 7) and a quasi-nutritarian hubby who eats with me about 75% of the time.  I took all of my kids’ foods out of our pantry and into one of the cabinets near the stove.  This makes it easier for me while cooking but still gives me that all-about-me space I need.

Remember, you’re creating a space that’s your refuge, your mirror back to yourself that you are committed to eating to live.

Now, let’s talk about what to put into that pantry…

What You Need in Your Eat to Live Pantry

We’re going to go through this shelf by shelf:

nutritarian-pantry-eat-to-live-6-week-program-raw-nuts-seeds-no-oil-whole-foods-plant-basedTOP SHELF: Nuts, Seeds & Yeast

This is pretty much the healthy fats department of the pantry.

Since nutritarians don’t use oil we get our fats from seeds and nuts (for further reading on this check out: Top 6 Nutritarian Superfoods).

You’re going to use these nuts and seeds to make yummy oil-free dressings, sauces, jams and puddings.  Yeah, this is my favorite shelf.

What to have on hand:

  • raw cashews
  • raw almonds
  • raw walnuts
  • raw sunflower seeds
  • raw pumpkin seeds
  • raw chia seeds (you can also store these in the fridge)
  • nutritional yeast
  • raisins and other dried fruits (make sure they’re unsulfered without added oil, salt or sugar)

On the far left of the shelf you’ll see a canister of my nutritional yeast reserves.

I have a spice cabinet near the stove where I keep my “everyday” nutritional yeast and I keep a tub up on this shelf for easy refilling.  I have even more “nooch” at the bottom of the pantry because there is no worse feeling than getting ready to make a recipe and discovering you’re out of nutritional yeast!

Be mindful of the yeast you buy.  Dr. Fuhrman warns against using fortified nutritional yeast as supplementing with folic acid can be harmful (for more information see: The Nutritarian Vitamin Guide)

I use this Sari Foods brand:

To store my nuts and seeds I use some old glass jars that I collected when my son went through a Trader Joe’s canned peaches phase (when he was 3).  I couldn’t bear to throw them away so I peeled off the labels and re-purposed.

The smaller jars are from Trader Joe’s roasted red peppers (that I use to make nutritarian cheese sauce and other sauces).

The little plastic basket on the right is where I keep any nut, seed or dried fruit remnants.

pantry-staples-nutritarian-meal-plan-dr-fuhrman-6-week-eat-to-live-plan-gluten-freeSECOND SHELF: Beans, Pastas and Whole Grains

Okay, this actually might be my favorite shelf…

Whole grains are like your “treat” on the nutritarian plan.  You only get 1 cup daily but, boy, do I ever look forward to that ration!

For a full write-up on nutritarian-friendly, gluten-free pastas and bean pastas, check out: Nutritarian Pasta Primer

What to have on hand:

  • your favorite dried beans (I like to keep red & green lentils and split peas)
  • oatmeal
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • bean, rice and / or quinoa pastas

Using food canisters can really help you save by buying in bulk.  Dry beans are cheaper than canned but remember for black beans, red beans, pinto beans and other larger beans you’ll need to soak them before cooking.

And that’s a big reason why I like to have good stash of cans…

nutritarian-pantry-canned-goods-dr-fuhrman-eat-to-live-6-week-program-plan-the-end-of-dieting-the-end-of-heart-disease-how-not-to-dieTHIRD SHELF: Canned, Boxed & Jarred Reserves

It’s always a good idea to have canned beans ready-to-go at all times.  Beans are unlimited on the plan, they fill you up and provide protein and fiber–so yeah, they rock!

Low-sodium veggie stock is the nutritarian equivalent to cooking oil.  You use this to water-saute veggies, create soup bases and sauces.  I always have one carton of stock open in the fridge and plenty of reserves.

What to have on hand:

  • low sodium vegetable stock
  • no salt added marinara sauce
  • diced no salt fire-roasted tomatoes
  • lite coconut milk
  • canned beans (black, garbanzo, northern white)
  • roasted red peppers
  • dijon mustard
  • tahini
  • unopened raw nut butters (almond, cashew, sunflower)

Now I hope you can see that if you came home form work, with nothing prepped, you could easily head to your pantry and eat on-plan.  Boil some bean pasta, add no-salt marinara and a sprinkle of walnuts and roasted red peppers–voila!

dr-fuhrman-eat-to-liv-eprogram-nutritarian-plan-pantry-coconut-water-organized-pantryBOTTOM SHELF: Coconut Water, Vinegar & Miscellaneous

Vinegar is important.

Giant main-course salads are the cornerstone of the nutritarian plan and there’s nothing easier than using vinegar for your dressings!

At the time of this pic I had all my flavored vinegar opened and in my fridge or spice cabinet.  Buying a bulk-sized white vinegar will always be helpful since you can quickly add some spices and herbs to make a quick dressing.

We buy coconut water in bulk because we all love smoothies.  Check out my go-to green smoothie recipe here!

What to have on hand:

  • vinegar reserves (white, balsamic, red wine, apple cider)
  • coconut water

You will find a handy printable pantry shopping list at the end of this post, but first let’s talk about the other half of this pantry…

nutritarian food prep glass containers eat to live pantry tour dr fuhrman 6 week program the end of dieting the end of heart diseaseGlass Food Prep Containers Rock

I’m all about nutritarian food prepping.

I might even promote myself to full-fledged nutritarian-food-prep-fanatic.  It’s a deserving title now that I’m waist-deep in writing a 100-page ebook on weekly eat to live food prep (you can read more about the upcoming ebook here).

The number one most read post this year on this blog is: The Eat to Live Food Prep Guide.  As of today it’s been read/viewed 48,460 times on this site and shared over 10,000 times on Pinterest!

I can’t emphasize this enough: weekly food prep will set you free!

And I’m sorry but I’ll always choose 2 days of cooking over 7 days of cooking.  That’s a complete no-brainer.

So, that’s why I’ve dedicated a whole half of my eat to live pantry to food prep tools and containers.  This is typically what the pantry looks like on Saturday before the food prepping festivities commence!

Top shelf:

  • a container for my measuring spoons & cups (far left)
  • parchment paper (I love this natural, pre-cut kind)
  • bulk-sized plastic wrap (used by the whole family)
  • small paper baggies (for the kids’ lunches)

Second shelf:

My collection of Pyrex Snapware that I used for cooked food storage (soups, roasted veggies, tofu dishes).

  • If you’re looking for a good place to start, this is a great starter set:

I like the extra long containers for roasted veggies (you can even roast them right in the container).

  • I started with this exact set that I found at Costco about a year ago:

This set has a few extras like a steamer try and raised trays for storing berries.

  • Then I supplemented with two sets very similar to this one (that I found at Costco about 3 months ago):

Third Shelf:

This shelf is all about salad and sauces.

  • I use these wide-mouth 16-ounce Mason jars for dressings, hummus and dips:

I’ve found these to be the absolute best at keeping sauces, dips and dressings the freshest the longest!  I also love using these jars for housing single-portions of soups–especially for eating on the go.

  • I also have the smaller half-pint versions:

These are great for prepping easy-to-heat-up oatmeal int he mornings!

Really if you’re on a budget, you could buy a few packs of the 16-ounce and a few packs of the half-pint wide-mouth mason jars and use them for all your food prepping needs!

  • I use these white plastic tops instead of the aluminum ones the jars come with (since I don’t use them for canning):

  • Finally, I have my original set of Glasslock storage containers (I found the green-lid set at Costco about 2 years ago):

I use this set to store my fresh-cut veggies for salads–for no particular reason other than I always have.  The Glasslock and Pyrex brands are really no different in quality.

essential-spices-on-eat-to-live-plan-dr-fuhrman-nutritarian-planEssential Spices for Nutritarian Recipes

If you’re just starting out as a nutritarian, this section is for you!  Especially if cooking isn’t your #1-favorite-pastime.

The good news is you can go a very, very long way with what I like to call the nutritarian spice trifecta:

  • no-salt seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • cinnamon

These three spices are going to give you the most flavor right off the bat.  No-salt seasoning makes everything better, same with garlic powder.

Cinnamon will help with a sweet tooth–you can literally slice an apple or banana and transform it with just some sprinkled cinnamon!

If you’re going to start your spice collection anywhere, start with these three.

After that I would layer on a few dried herbs:

  • dill
  • basil
  • thyme

For some bold flavor I would then add on:

  • ground ginger
  • cumin
  • curry powder / turmeric

With these 9 spices you would have a pretty-well rounded, starter spice rack.

When you’re more comfortable cooking you might want to add on:

  • onion powder
  • oregano
  • coriander
  • chili flakes
  • dried chives
  • Paprika / Cayenne pepper

For a great resource on spices and their individual flavor profiles check out this guide!

Okay, you’ve stuck with me this whole time and now, my friend, you shall be rewarded…

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Lists just make life better, don’t they?

There’s something so innately psychologically pleasing about checking off boxes…

Well, it’s cause you’re getting things done!  Especially with this list.  Because you’re investing in yourself and being proactive about creating the lifestyle you want to lead.

It doesn’t matter where you are right now.  If you’re here and you’re ready for change you literally have everything at your fingertips to make that happen!

Start by downloading this: Hello Nutritarian Pantry Shopping List

Take action with what you’ve learned today, and keep going:

The point is, you’re here for a reason.  You’ve read this far because you’re serious.

I’ve worked hard creating this site so you can have every advantage in implementing a nutritarian lifestyle!

I want you to believe in yourself.  I want you to take action.

Let’s live better together!

xo, Kristen

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  • Lindsey Beshara says:

    My favorite Nutritarian pantry staple are old fashioned rolled oats. I make overnight oats for breakfast during the week to save me time in the morning., so I always have plenty on hand.

  • Vicki says:

    I really enjoy all of your posts and appreciate all the effort you put into helping with ETL: your recipes, your prep information and sheets. They are always bright and easy to follow. All the effort you put in encourages me to continue my efforts to stay the ETL course

  • Jane says:

    My ultimate can’t-live-without pantry staple would have to be cashew nuts. Without a doubt, I use them every day. From adding them to my morning smoothie, or making a creamy salad dressing, to adding a handful to my vitamix as I blend up my pumpkin soup – it makes it so yum and creamy! I’m convinced that there isn’t a meal that cashews can’t make better 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    Your pantry is gloooooorious! I wish I was this organized!

    My must-haves are beans, quinoa, lentils, nutritional yeast, and my favorite no-salt seasoning blends (almost always with garlic)!

    Most of my diet lives in the fridge, but I’m trying to expand my pantry a little more. I love blanched collard greens for wraps, mushrooms, and mustard greens. The other day, the produce man at our local store said they stopped carrying mustard greens and my three-year-old gasped. He knows my deep love for mustard greens!

  • Heidi says:

    Thank you for this. One of my favourite supplies to have on hand is different size mason jars. They are great for food storage, freezing, heating, storing and even growing my alfalfa sprouts. This has become an essential item as I do more cooking and food prep. I find they are safer to use and much more versatile than plastic containers. They also store the food fresher for much longer.

  • Barbara says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. I’ll be setting up my pantry today. I’ve just started eating nutritarian 2 weeks ago and I feel this is something I can do for a lifetime. I’m looking forward to your weekly emails too. One of my favorite staples is unsweetened dried coconut. I made a black bean,sweet potato and coconut curry the other day. It was delicious!

  • Emily McGuire says:

    I keep lots of canned beans in my pantry for quick dinners! Low sodium and BPA free!

  • Amy says:

    This is so helpful and the pantry organization is beautiful and inspiring! My favorite helpful tip is to have bags of dry beans on hand in the pantry so that when I have enough free time to soak and then cook them, I can do so in bulk. After they are cooked and slightly cooked, I spread them on parchment paper on a baking tray, freeze them and then break them up to place in individual freezer bags or glass jars that can be used for freezing. Once my pantry runs low on beans, I know it’s time to stock up again.

  • Kelly says:

    This is amazing, thank you so much.
    I know this isn’t the right post for it but I would LOVE to know how you prep your lettuce for salads. I’ve tried everything in terms of clean/dry/store but I feel like it doesn’t stay fresh long enough to get through the week.
    Thanks again!

    • CAT says:

      I do hope Kristen will answer your question, because I have this same challenge with lettuce as well!

      • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

        What’s your challenge Cat?

        xo, Kristen

      • Janice says:

        Tupperware FridgeSmarts keeps all your fruits and veggies fresh for a couple of weeks at least–worth the investment. You cannot chop the veggies first though. I do not sell Tupperware!!

  • Brad says:

    Beautiful! I love how you have everything in glass jars. Our kitchen is too small for a pantry but we use mason jars for our raw nuts and seeds. For salads and food leftovers we use plastic because they stack better and take up less room but would eventually like to switch to glass. Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to one day modelling your pantry.

  • jacqui cocozza says:

    This was so awesome i love the take aways i have from your post and love your funny light style and approach to all this! I was going goo goo for your pantry and my favorite part was the containers, i can’t wait to order some and make you proud of my pantry, shes a lil hurtin at the moment. Thank you so much inspiration and information!,
    Jacqui C.

  • Diane Dalton says:

    Thank you for writing this post it has given me so much inspiration. I really like your meal prep ideas and the shopping list.

  • Lori says:

    I keep canned and dried beans always . I also love old fashioned oats and my husband and I love to eat overnight oats each morning. My husband ate hot oats for years loaded with brown sugar and then he started eating overnight oats sweetened with fruit. He loves them! So happy that he made this change!

  • Lynda McLaughlin says:

    My favorite pantry staples are roasted red peppers & white beans!! Always ready to make a great salad! Oh, lots of vinegars too!

  • Pam says:

    Wonderful Post!!! Two things I can’t do without having on hand is nutritional yeast, I always buy Sari, and pre cooked beans in the freezer. I love being a Nutritarian and it helps to have everything on hand so a meal can be thrown together stat!

  • Erika says:

    I am so excited about this post! We are moving into our new home in two weeks and I’m super excited to set up my pantry like this fresh from the start! My favorite pantry staple is dried beans – inexpensive and nutritious and so easy to prepare with my pressure cooker! (As long as I am on the ball and remember to soak☺️)

  • Barbara W says:

    Claim your space idea, wow! My stuff is everywhere. I will try your organization.

  • Connie Kesley says:

    I was very excited about this information. It was just what I needed, as I am in the process of trying to organize my pantry and make room for all my necessaties. Thank you for sharing. I try to make at least two ETL soups each week. I store them in freezer bags. I list the type of soup and most are measured in two cup measures. This helps me when I don’t have time to cook or prepare myself a meal.

  • Connie Kesley says:

    Than you for sharing . I am in the process of trying to organize my pantry and this is just what I needed. Each week I try to make two different ETL soups. I measure two cup servings into quart bags and label them with the name of the soup. When I can not make my self a meal I pull out a soup and I am set. Also, if I go on a trip, I can carry soup with me along with raw veggies and hummus. I have no problem trying to find foods that I can have.

  • Becca says:

    Ok I am only a wannabe nutritarian…your blog is the first thing I have seen to make me feel like I could really do it. Did I somehow miss where you got those turqouise lid square containers? Those are the ones I LOVE….they totally go in my kitchen.

  • Blake says:

    I tried a few Lara bars after reading your recommendation and will now be keeping them in the pantry for days we need to eat on the run.

  • Elizabeth says:

    My favorite thing you talked about was that it is ok to make your health a priority. I am a wife and mother of two littles, I always put myself last. I need to make my health a priority because no one else will. I am just starting out and have found your posts so encouraging and helpful, thank you!!

  • Natalie Higginbotham says:

    Can’t live without cacao powder for my chocolate cherry green smoothies!

  • Ann Marie :) says:

    Thank you! Your posts are SO helpful! Having nuts & seeds in the pantry is a lifesaver when we are hungry & waiting for me to finish getting our meal ready. 🙂

  • Claire Jeanfreau says:

    I absolutely love, love, love this! I am adventuring into the nutritarian life style and am loving it – but have a long way to go. I found your blog about 5 (?) months ago and it was a huge inspiration to me! I didn’t know you were writing a book, however, and I’m SO excited. As for my nutritarian tips…. I feel like everything I have learned is from you! ha While I’m not great at the food prep thing quite yet I have been loving my crockpot more and more. I find it is an easy way to prepare things the night before, have it cook while and work and then come home to an ETL friendly meal without getting tired and giving in! Tomorrow I am cooking spagetti squash in my slow cooker to later be topped with cook broccoli, califlower, raw carrots and nuts with a peanut sauce I found. I’m excited to give it a try and am so grateful for all the inspiration you have given me! Seriously.

  • Rachael Soles says:

    Your pantry makes me hungry for HEALTHY! Its so crisp and clean it shouts fresh!!! We just moved into our new home and my pantry HAS to look like this. Yes, its true… I have pantry envy. Can’t wait to start on my journey!!!

  • Robin says:

    Thank you for your post, very helpful! My favorite nutritarian item is Napa Valley grand reserve balsamic vinegar. I use it every day on my salad.

  • Pat Shaw says:

    My husband and I are in the midst of adding more fruits and vegetables to our diets until we start the six-week challenge on Sept. 26th. Your page has been invaluable as we are getting started. One pantry item I won’t be without is dried mushrooms, as they add flavor and texture to so many things. One non-pantry (freezer) tip I have started is to freeze vegetable scraps to make vegetable broth. I’ve been tossing them in the trash all these years.

  • Marci says:

    Thank you for all of this awesome info! My favorite pantry item is raw cashews, use them daily!

  • Jody says:

    Thank you for your post! My favorite pantry staple is black beans. I use them in everything.

  • Melissa says:

    I’m still trying to get the courage to start. It’s been rough enough going gluten free due to my digestive issues. I have a family of 9 and our funds have been nearly nonexistent this year. Before they all ate what I did, but now I can’t afford gluten free for all of us. And I think that’s my biggest problem with the nutritarian diet. It seems so expensive for just me and yet I know I don’t have the energy to make multiple meals. I do like your idea of having a food prep day and I’ve been thinking of doing this anyway. Fingers crossed that I can figure this out. I’m super tired of being in pain and I’d love to reset my systems.

  • Sara Woolstenhulme says:

    I love love love this! I would add ground flaxseed seeds, chia seeds, and cocoa powder to that list! I also love Lara bars. I totally agree with you about the fact that organization and preparation are what create power! You have to set yourself up for success! I even bought a lunch box to carry healthy things with me so I wasn’t so tempted by drive-through “foods”. Thanks! I’m definitely following and subscribing! 😀

  • Tamar says:

    I like to keep Adams unsalted peanut butter on the shelf. Great for a Peanut butter banana smoothie for breakfast and peanut sauce.

  • Latrice says:

    I love the fact about creating my own space. Im just now getting started. Its hard doing this alone in a home where i have to cook for my family members who are not on this path with me…..This special place of my own is what i need to continue on this journey. Im so glad a came across MMTM! ALSO I DO AGREE PREPARATION IS THE KEY!!

  • Debbie Rogers says:

    I really like prepping a bunch of veggies to have a ready-to-go salad bar!
    Love your organization and your brilliant ideas!!

  • barb gibbs says:

    Still working my way through all the non-nutritarian foods in my pantry and freezer. It’s only me, but I’ve been vegetarian for 20+ years and nobody else in the local family eats a lot of the things I do 🙂 I don’t know how I’d live without my freezer, and I, too, like to store things in glass. I’m slowly working toward removing plastic from my cabinets. At this point, if it gets frozen, it goes in glass.

  • Stacie Miller says:

    Showing how to organize everything is the biggest help for me. I get stuck in the not knowing what is there and not there. This will help tremendously knowing what I have and what I need. It also shows great ways to keep things fresh which will help in savings. I hate to throw away food being on a fixed income. I think seeing all the colors with the clear containers might help entice my kids as well to jump on board. Thank you for being so thorough with your information and helping us all to be healthy! Glad I found you!!

  • Lisa says:

    I love this site!! I have been struggling to get my ETL food planned and prepped and this is supER helpful! Love the small mason jar idea!!

  • Lizzy D says:

    I am so blessed to find your page! I am in a big rig and gonna make this healthy lifestyle change.
    My favorite pantry item is Braggs apple cider vinegar, I love it on everything! My Tip. give yourself permission to have good health!

  • Lynne says:

    I prefer to keep my nuts and seeds in the refrigerator. I do that with groans that I don’t use often, too, to prevent them from going rancid.

  • Erica Scafe says:

    I love the idea of having a separate nutritarian pantry and putting my kids junk food out of sight.

  • Jessica Rohrbach says:

    I love the make your own space comment ♡

  • Ellen says:

    One of my staples of edamame pasta. So filling!

  • Hope Gra says:

    I love how organized you are! I am just getting the hang of this but after watching a tv ad for Hunt’s canned toms and they way that most toms are chemically peeled using lye, I am going to be checking more into things like this.

  • Ann Neuendorf says:

    I love following your blog! Thank you for the super awesome tips and recipes. I am a mom of two under the age of two and knowing that you were able to transition to a plant based lifestyle as a mommy is motivating for me to do it as well! My pantry staple favorites would have to be almond butter and caco powder for my green smoothies!

  • Carolyn Hill says:

    My favorite ETL pantry staple are flavored vinegars! I love the salad dressings that you can make with these when you combine them with nuts. Amazing post! Thanks for the inspiration! My best ETL tip is that I print out Dr. Fuhrman’s various quotes and guides on his website along with yours and I have them posted over and around my full length mirror in my bedroom and in my kitchen. It keeps me inspired on days when I need a pick me up!

  • D Jones says:

    My favorite tip for my pantry is to have a mixture of the spices that I like use on regularly. I have a mix for taco seasoning that I use with a mixture of spices, so I premix up a batch and keep in a container in my pantry ready for when we have tacos.

  • Amanda Williams says:

    Love having canned beans on hand for a quick meal and always have fresh garlic on hand!

  • Kellie says:

    My pantry is already organized somewhat like this, but my frig needs a little work. I need more information on a plan/schematic.

  • Julia says:

    I am egarly awaiting your ebook…when do you think it will be ready?


    • Kristen says:

      Hi Julia!

      Yay!! So glad you are excited about it!! It’s become much longer than I first thought so it’s taking more time!

      I’m hoping to have it launched by December 29th. I will be making a sales page for it soon–can’t wait to share it with you!

      xo, Kristen

  • Calie says:

    I am in love with your mint dry food canisters, can you advise what brand they are/where you purchased them?

    Thanks so much, love the blog!

    • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

      Hi Calie!

      I got them at Target, they are the “Room Essentials” brand!

      So glad you like them!!

      xo, Kristen

  • Dana says:

    Omgggggggg Ive read evrything in ur blog in a time frame of 2 hrs this morning. I’m obsessed and though I already know so much from dr.gary null on veganism, I’ve failed miserably and family members calling me fake vegan and it annoys me because I know it isint hard but since I’m never prepared I eat what is already made. i didint have a system and way of consistency. Thanks to you beautiful Kristen I can now officially start. I Live in a Dominican household so the kitchen is my moms sanctuary as is mine to (but mostly hers) I will claim that side of my pantry and make this foreal this time!! Till everyone I’m second class joins the journey 💪🏽 ( as some one famous said lol) thank you Kristen, you’ve completely changed my life and outlook on this ❤️

  • Ellen says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Thanks so much for all you are doing here — I found you from an Instagram Pop Sugar pic of your refrigerator — SO inviting!

    I’ve downloaded the Salad Cleanse (had started eating Nutritarian a few days already), just got Eat to Live, and am downloading forms, recipes, and tips pretty quick : )

    Just a question — the links to the above products and guides are not there any longer. Is there somewhere else that I should go to find the dishware and jars? (I haven’t read all the above comments; maybe you mentioned something about this in there. I’m kind of cutting to the chase here.)

    Thank you again for your enthusiasm and beautiful site. Keep up the great work!

  • Bella O says:

    Hi! I can’t see any of the links for the food prep containers 🙁 I’d love to be able to find them to purchase!

    • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

      Hi Bella,

      Product sellers in Amazon change inventory frequently–so it’s hard to keep up!

      If you take a look on my SHOP page you’ll find links there too!

      xo, Kristen

  • Kallie says:

    Beautiful Pantry! I get extreme tingles of joy and happiness when I see this level of organization! BRAVO!

    I am curious though if you have ever considered refrigerating your nuts. I’ve read a lot of stuff about nuts going rancid due to oxygen/time on the shelf.

    I keep all of my bulk nuts in my freezer and take out smaller portions for the fridge.

    Have you read anything about this? And do you ever refrigerate these items?

    • Kristen Hong says:

      Hi Kallie,

      So wonderful to meet a fellow organized-pantry-lover!

      Yes, I have absolutely heard of many people who like to freeze or refrigerate their nuts/seeds and I think it’s a great idea especially in certain climates.

      The nuts I keep in my pantry are the ones I use most frequently and haven’t had any problems. But we do live in Northern California and everything keeps cool.

      I do store less-used nuts and seeds in the fridge!

      xo, Kristen

  • Don says:

    Hi Kristen, love your site, I found Dr Joel fuhrman Eat to Live about ten years ago, and have been off and on ever since , I’ve never given up Diet Coke an now think it’s time I like being a Nutritarian it really works for me, but not my wife. my question is why white vinegar? And not Bragg organic apple cider vinegar with the mother ? It’s so much better for you.

    • Kristen Hong says:

      Hi Don,

      So wonderful to meet a fellow nutritarian and I’m so happy to hear that you’re ready to give up the Diet Coke!!

      I keep apple cider vinegar in the fridge and use it in a few recipes but I’m a big fan of pickling veggies in the fridge (you can check out the technique I use here) that’s why I have a giant bottle of white vinegar!


  • Staci says:

    Thank you for all the inspiration and practical advice you share for free! This site is a treasure trove! Looking forward to digging deeper and getting my fridge & pantry on board!

  • Marianne K Thames says:

    absolutely fabulous website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im excited to start

    • Kristen Hong says:


      So happy to have you here, Marianne!

      Sending you lots of love on your nutritarian journey!

      xo, Kristen