Pantry Must-Haves for Ramadhan.








Ramadhan is here so I thought I'd share with you my Ramadhan pantry list. The idea is basic ingredients that are healthy and nutritious. By keeping healthy food stocked up in your kitchen it will help maintain healthy eating. I hope inshAllah by the end of the month me and my family's eating habits have changed for the better from the quantity of food we eat to the quality. 

Sunnah foods/Drinks
Organic dates
Black seed
Honey

Zam Zam water (the perks of Living in Makkah alhamdolilah!)


Beans & legumes 
For me meat can be too bloating and heavy especially for Ramadhan, it is not something I wish to have often so I'm stocking up on plenty of beans and legumes as they make a great alternative to meat, they are packed full of protein, high in antioxidant and fills you much quicker.

Barley
Lentils
Beans: red kidney beans, munga beans,black beans.

Chickpeas.

Nuts
Throw these in your cereal or porridge, add them to some deserts or even have for snacking, nuts are really healthy and tasty so a great addition to any pantry.

Almands
Cashews
Pecans
Pine nuts
Walnuts

Spices & Herbs

From my knowledge (which isn't much lol) the majority of spices on this list have some form of medicinal properties but I'm sure there is more and you can't get enough of spices to be honest so this is just a basic list.

Tumeric
Cumin
Cinnamon
Graham masala
Cloves
Cayenne
Thyme
Cardamon

Vegtables

Ginger
Garlic
Sweet potatoes
Potatoes
Onions
Beetroot
Carrots 


Canned Food

Ideally these should have no added salt/sugar or preservatives.

Tomatoes (Fact it's been proven that canned tomatoes are fresher than store bought tomatoes )
Tuna
Beans


Oils & Condiments 
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Sesame oil
Black seed
Apple Cider Vinegar
Balsamic vinegar
Tahini paste
Date Paste
Mustard 

Other
Oats 
Wholemeal Pasta
Wholemeal Rice 
Flour