Let’s be honest, going to the grocery store these days can be stressful. 

Between the long lines, the one-way lanes, and the guy behind you in line wearing the scuba mask, it’s just not a very enjoyable experience. 

One of the best ways to limit your grocery store trips is to stock up on non-perishables. This doesn’t mean you have to buy 25 cans of black beans and eat them for dinner with a spoon. 

Many non-perishables go really well as an addition to some of the fresh foods we eat every day. 

On top of that, a lot of them are really healthy and nutritious. 

Here are 3 of our favorites:

Nut Butters

Creamy, dense, and delicious; who doesn’t love a good nut butter. When picking out the right one for you, look at the ingredients. The fewer ingredients, the better. 

When buying peanut butter, look for the brands that just say “peanuts,” all the other stuff is unnecessary!

Nut butters are a rich source of healthy fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and powerful plant compounds, including phenolic antioxidants. 

Stored in the fridge, most nut butters will last 6-12 months. 

Dried Fruit

Sick of your bananas turning brown? Most dried fruits have a shelf life of over 1 year if stored at room temperature. 

Again, take a peek at those ingredients when purchasing. Avoid any dried fruit with added sugar, that’s just candy in disguise!

Several studies have shown that people who eat dried fruit tend to be healthier and ingest more nutrients, compared to individuals who don’t. 


Seeds often get forgotten when we stock up our pantries. Although the shelf life varies greatly, most seeds will keep for about 6 months at room temperature. 

Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds are all super healthy, nutrient-rich options. Just remember to avoid any added ingredients!