Fall Pantry Challenge

Weeks ago I purchased a lot of food, and we have so much still! My goal for the next several weeks is to only buy things like milk and produce. I have spent a little too much this check because it was my first since 2014, and we needed lots of things! Of course, like I said, I have also been spending it on junk as well! So I’m refocusing!

I took these pics over a week ago so there are a few things that we have used, but overall this is a good picture. I also don’t have pics of the inside of my refrigerators and I’m not home so I can’t take pics of those! I will list as much as possible under the pics that I do have.


All of the beef is from my friend. It’s grass fed/grass finished. I love buying local food from friends as much as possible because I enjoy supporting them. Also, the food is amazing and quality. The cuts of beef are: ground, ribs, stew meat, roast, soup bones, tenderized cutlets, and probably something else. The meat that we also is a whole chicken, chicken thighs, chicken breast, 2 sausage links, 9 salmon filets, Alaskan pollock, sausage patties, venison summer sausage, chorizo, and turkey and black forest ham lunch meat.

Other Local Foods

I got a lot of butternut squash from my dad and a bit more produce from the farmer’s market on Friday. I also love the eggs from our chickens!

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods + Produce

  • 2lbs shredded sharp cheddar
  • String cheese
  • Dairy free sliced cheddar
  • 1lb Tillamook cheese
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Pumpkin spice almond creamer
  • Pumpkin spice oat creamer (I use this in my cold brew)
  • Protein almond milk
  • Oat milk
  • Whole milk
  • 2lbs plant butter
  • 1lb butter
  • Earth balance butter
  • Melt butter
  • Lots of eggs
  • Condiments of all kinds
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen bananas
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Frozen corn
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Yeast
  • Hummus
  • Maple syrup
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Russet potatoes
  • Red onions
  • Yellow onions
  • Acorn squash
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli florets
  • Carrots
  • Petite carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Green grapes
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Red bell pepper
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Jalapenos
  • Oranges
  • Beets
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Julienned carrots

Pantry Foods

I have pantry foods that are considered “healthy” and some that are considered “unhealthy,” because I’m all about balance! I’m also working on one habit at a time!

Most of what you see here includes:

  • Unrefined and refined coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Canola oil
  • Lard
  • Grass fed beef tallow
  • Ghee
  • Spectrum organic shortening
  • Whole wheat egg noodles
  • Whole wheat penne
  • Gourmet pasta (coconut curry)
  • Ramen type pasta
  • Rice noodles
  • Rigate pasta
  • Couscous
  • Tabouleh
  • Lentil pasta
  • Polenta
  • Grits
  • Taco shells
  • 2lbs black beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Daiya mac n cheese
  • 2 cans pumpkin
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 jaw and 1 tube tomato paste
  • 1 large jar mayo
  • 1 jar avocado mayo
  • 3 cans tomatoes with green chilies
  • Jif natural peanut butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Zulka sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Tera’s goat whey powder
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice (lots!)
  • Jasmine rice
  • Chickpeas
  • Red lentils
  • Sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • Canned coconut milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Coconut spray
  • Olive oil spray
  • Plant protein powder
  • Grass fed gelatin powder
  • Olive tapenade
  • Canned salmon
  • Albacore tuna
  • Relish
  • Brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal
  • Fruit oatmeal
  • Honeynut Cheerios
  • Rice Krispies
  • Granola bars
  • Kettle cooked chips
  • Pork rinds
  • Veggie straws
  • Clif bars
  • Tortilla chips
  • Triscuits
  • Flour tortillas (locally made)
  • 3 1/2 pounds of Ruta Maya coffee (roasted in Austin)
  • Dandelion root
  • Ashwaganda powder

I don’t have pictures of another pantry space. The foods include:

  • 2 bags of raw cashews
  • 1 bag of dates
  • 5lbs white wheat flour
  • 5lbs unbleached flour
  • 15lbs hard white wheat berries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Flaxseed
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Pecans
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Cashew flour
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Slivered almonds
  • Roasted almonds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Pine nuts
  • Raw honey
  • Lots of hot tea
  • Rolled oats
  • Steel cut oats

Meal Plan with These Foods

I actually have SO much food that I’m not sure where to start! I plan to try to get through the next several weeks without buying much so here we go!

List of Breakfasts, Lunches, and Snacks


  • Pumpkin spice oatmeal
  • Maple and brown sugar oatmeal
  • Eggs and toast
  • Protein smoothie
  • Pumpkin banana muffins and eggs
  • Egg sandwich
  • Breakfast tacos


  • Leftovers
  • Finger foods
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads


  • Pumpkin spice protein bars
  • Kettle chips
  • Pork rinds
  • Fruit
  • Veggies & hummus
  • String cheese
  • Apple sauce
  • Veggie straws
  • Homemade granola and Greek yogurt
  • Granola bars
  • Clif bars
  • Chips and salsa
  • Chips and guacamole

Okay… I need to get moving. This was mostly for me, but I thought I’d share!

Have you ever done a pantry challenge? I’m HOPING I will stick to it!

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