Stocking Your First Kitchen

You’re on your own and finally have your own space. Here’s a complete guide to the essential and staple items you’ll need to make the most of your kitchen.


  • Nutribullet instead of a blender
  • Panini press
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker or Keurig
  • Waffle maker
  • Electric water boiler or tea kettle
  • Mini food processor
  • Mini crockpot

Staple items

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Spices (salt, pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic and onion powder)
  • Instant pancake mix
  • Canned soup

Cooking essentials

  • A few high quality pots and pans
  • Wooden spoons
  • Plastic spatulas
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Whisk
  • Slotted spoon
  • Mixing bowls
  • Bakeware
  • Cheap silverware

When it comes to meal planning, it depends on what you like to eat. You won’t be able to survive on pizza and fast food anymore, unfortunately. Check out this super easy go-to grocery list below.

Grocery List

  • Sandwich bread or bagels
  • Tortillas
  • Lunch meats
  • Sliced and shredded cheese
  • Fruits (apples and bananas last a while)
  • Seasonal veggies or frozen veggies will be cheaper and last longer!
  • Pasta sauce
  • Meat (you can freeze ground beef and chicken breast to make it last way longer)
  • Freezer meals
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese)
  • Halo Top ice cream
  • Fruit juice
  • String cheese

With all of these ingredients on-hand, it’s easy to whip up a quick and healthy meal in no time!

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