In addition to my cost, health, taste, and speed tenets, ingredients are optimized for:

  • preservation: either shelf-stable or safe for over a month under proper refrigeration
  • versatility: applicable to many types of dishes
  • safety: low risk of foodborne illness under normal preperation

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Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour is common in Indian cuisine. It’s got more fiber and protein than typical carb-heavy flours, though has a noticeable flavor.

Eggs

Few animal products fit my style, but eggs are cheap, versatile, and keep well. They also cook well in a microwave.

Frozen Vegetables

Vegetables tend to be healthy since they’re mostly fiber, water, and micronutrients. Preservation and prep time of fresh produce can be problematic, however, so I mostly buy frozen.

Lentils

Lentils have excellent macros and are one of few legumes that cook quickly without soaking. They can be used either as the base of a meal, or as a component to add flavor, texture, or nutrition.

Mung Beans

Mung beans (pronounced “moong”) are a legume similar to lentils. Compared to red lentils, they’re sweeter and slower to cook.

Oats

Oats mild flavor and chewy consistency work well with just about any flavor. They’re especially useful in place of less healthy carbs; consider substituting them into dishes usually prepared with pasta or rice.