Grace Elkus at Real Simple shared that while it’s true that many shelf-stable foods are often loaded with preservatives (think condiments, lunch meats, and bags of chips), a number of good-for-you foods naturally last for a long time. Stock up on these staples whenever it’s convenient, and they’ll be on hand when you’re ready to get cooking. Curious about the shelf life of more foods in your kitchen? Consult our comprehensive food storage chart.
Almonds are filled with monosaturated fatty acids, and they’re a great source of vitamin E and fiber. According to Fruit and Veggies More Matters, they can last for up to one year when stored in the refrigerator. Pack them for an afternoon snack or use them to make your own almond milk.
2. Brown Rice
3. Chia Seeds
5. Dried Beans
6. Nut Butters
8. Olive Oil
10. Winter Squash
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