What do you keep in your pantry?

What do you keep in your pantry?

These are foods that we always try to keep well-stocked in our pantry. They form the basis of the way of eating that has kept our family healthy over the years. These are also the first and most important foods that I encourage my clients to incorporate into their way of eating. The combination of grains, beans, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and fruits provide the full range of nutrients we need for optimal health. Once you have incorporated these foods into your way of eating, you can continue to expand and create more variety in each category. All of the foods should be naturally and traditionally made and organic when possible– try to find stores dedicated to providing the highest quality foods.

-Brown Rice and other whole grains
-Azuki Beans, Lentils, or Chickpeas
-White, unrefined sea salt
-Barley and/or brown rice miso (at least 18 months old)
-Kombu and/or wakame seaweed
-Toasted Nori seaweed
-Umeboshi Plums and/or Olives
-Sauerkraut and/or Kimchi
-Daikon radish
-Napa Cabbage
-Dried Shiitake Mushroom
-Sesame, Pumpkin, or Sunflower Seeds
-Almonds, Walnuts, or Chestnuts
-Raisins
-Apples
-Brown rice syrup, Barley malt, or Maple syrup
-Kukicha (bancha twig) Tea, Roasted Barley Tea, or Roasted Dandelion Root Tea

Author: Denny Waxman

Denny Waxman has been a macrobiotic counselor since the 1970s and is one of the founders of American Macrobiotics. He has changed the food narrative away from a diet dependent upon animal & dairy foods. From the Mid-Atlantic Summer Camp, to opening Essene Market, and directing the Kushi Institute, he has been a pioneer of macrobiotics. His notoriety came after Dr. Anthony Sattilaro overcame cancer and credited Denny for saving his life in his book, Recalled by Life. Denny has written several books and teaches globally.