Are you struggling to find things to make with items in your pantry or freezer? Sometimes when we are stuck at home we need some Healthy Pantry Meal Ideas that don’t use fresh food. Here are some great ideas for healthy recipes during this time that we have to stay home.
During times like these when we need to keep grocery shopping trips to a minimum, having a healthy stock of pantry staples in your home can be invaluable. So many items that we can keep in the cabinets or freezer can be used in so many different ways for quick, easy meals.
These times are so uncertain, it’s important to be able to make food for our families using items that aren’t always fresh. But that doesn’t mean they are not healthy! Here is a list of some amazing healthy recipes that use a lot of pantry or freezable items.
Lately I’ve been purchasing frozen vegetables, chicken broth, tomatoes in the carton, dried beans, yeast and flour. It’s amazing how many meals you can come up with using a small list of similar items. Scroll down and download the printable list of pantry staples to keep as well as a printable weekly meal planner.
This Instant Pot lentil soup is so comforting, hearty, healthy, and filling! Don’t settle for bland tasteless lentil soup, and try this amazing recipe. All it takes is a few herb flavorings, bay leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
This easy vegetable pasta soup is an all-in-one-pot meal that is ideal for weeknight dinners or simple lunches. It’s a nutritious, filling, and satisfying bowl of comfort that is incredibly straightforward to prepare. And it's made with canned goods, frozen veggies, and dry pasta that's you likely have on hand.
If you’re looking for a healthy, easy, and budget friendly sushi inspired meal, I’ve got you covered! This healthy homemade Tuna Sushi Bowl is made with canned tuna and the most cooking you’ll do is the rice!
This flexible recipe will have you covered when you forgot to take chicken breasts out to thaw or when you have leftover cooked or store-bought rotisserie chicken. Everything else comes from the pantry and you’re likely to have it on hand. Making this the perfect easy meal you can make anytime!
Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean ‘let’s set up dinner in the vineyard tonight’ vibe. Not bad for a box of pasta, some fresh peppers, and a can of tuna!
The best thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. When I first started making it, I used only tomatoes and zucchini, but lately I’ve started adding asparagus to this recipe and shredding my zucchini lengthwise.