A thoughtfully-stocked cupboard can help elevate your Double Up market finds and make mealtimes easier! Keeping staple items on-hand can also help cut down on multiple trips to the grocery store or market. Many of these ingredients are affordable and versatile, and a budget-friendly cupboard is simple to build.
Dry goods are items that can enhance any meal and make it easy to plan ahead. Paired with produce from your local market, these items can make breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Tip: For a quick and easy breakfast, pair your fresh fruit from the market with the oatmeal for a sweet and healthy start to the day.
Oils, Vinegar, and Sauces
From sautéing to adding flavor, these items are great for any kitchen. Don’t break the bank on these items – there are affordable and budget-friendly options at grocery stores and your local market.
Tip: For a healthy salad dressing, combine the oil and vinegar. Add it to your favorite Double Up produce for a simple, affordable, and colorful meal.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices can transform a recipe. Your palette will thank you for stocking your pantry with a variety of dried herbs and spices. Many recipes call for multiple spices or herbs, so having them readily-available can eliminate last-minute grocery stops. Keep an eye out for these items at your favorite Double Up partner market.
Tip: From tacos to casseroles, these herbs and spices will enhance your meals and give your market finds a vibrant flavor boost.
Items such as cheese, milk, and eggs can be found at your local market, and go great with the fresh produce you can purchase with your Double Up Food Bucks!
Tip: Grab some of your fresh vegetables and fruit and make a smoothie with the yogurt and milk or milk substitutes. This creates a nutritious and delicious snack.
Fresh ingredients are a great choice, but having a variety of canned goods can help when you need a quick meal. Canned goods are a great way to supplement your produce finds and other cupboard items. These items are often inexpensive and can simplify meal times.
Tip: Fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables from your Double Up purchases can become a kid-friendly vegetable spaghetti. Pair with canned tomatoes and pasta from your cupboard, see our recipe here.
With a well-stocked cupboard, you and your family will be able to plan ahead to eliminate stress, elevate your meal times, and get the most out of your Double Up purchases! Find your closest Double Up market here.
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