Nuts and Seeds
These make a great snack and can add a satisfying crunch to any dish. Walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, and pistachios are excellent choices for this Mediterranean lifestyle.
While fresh is best, grabbing cans of tuna, anchovies, sardines, and clams can help you add protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your meals in a pinch. These are great for quick lunches and can help you make some light and refreshing dishes that make you feel like you’re dining on the coast.
Having canned tomatoes in any form is a great idea to concoct dishes from just about any cuisine. For example, you can make sauces or shakshuka with ease when you have canned tomatoes in paste or sauce form. Even sun-dried tomatoes can jazz up a bland meal with great flavors and nutrition.
Another canned item you should never be without is canned beans. Chickpeas, lentils, cannellini, and more can come to the rescue at a moment’s notice, helping you make soups and stews or topping off a salad with fiber-rich protein.