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Healthy Non-Perishable Food Items To Keep In Stock

Whole-wheat crackers

Crackers are always good to have in stock, for when you’re feeling peckish or when you need a vessel for your hummus but you’re too tired to go out for some pita.


Jerky actually comes from an ancient preservation practice that cures meat in a salt solution, then dehydrates it.

Canned beans

Canned beans are always a good idea, as they are an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and nutrients, and they can be kept at room temperature for up to five years.

Peanut butter

Although storage temperatures can affect shelf life, commercial peanut butter usually keeps for up to nine months at room temperature.


Dried or canned, lentils last a long time and provide protein, nutrients, and fiber.

Nuts and seeds

Look for vacuum-packed containers that will prevent the nuts from oxidizing and losing their freshness.

Whole grains

Rice, oats, barley, and other whole grains have a long shelf life and offer tons of nutrients.

Canned vegetables

You can get green beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, beets, spinach, and so much more in a can.


Choose multigrain cereals with low sugar content, and keep them in containers after opening to preserve freshness.

Granola bars and power bars

Look for brands that are full of hearty natural ingredients and contain minimal added sugars and artificial ingredients.