Take the stress out of meal prepping with these 15 Easy Pantry Meals! Built on staple items like canned tomatoes, beans, and pasta, these healthy recipes are adaptable and affordable to prepare. Vegan and gluten-free options!
It's been a wild week for us all. I know we're all experiencing the repercussions of the virus differently. I have you all in my hearts and given the state of our restaurants, I appreciate (and depend on) your support of this space more than ever.
It is very difficult to wrap my brain around the fact that this is all so out of our control. The only thing we can control right now is our reaction, our mindset.
I'll be writing more about how to stay positive amidst so many challenges, but for now, I encourage you to continue moving your body---for mental well-being more than anything. I'm loving my best friend Simi's virtual barre classes and free Youtube workout videos.
Given more people are at home cooking, I figured it was a great time to share some approachable recipes using pantry staples. The fiber found in plants feeds our "good" gut bacteria, and 70% of our immunity is in the gut.
I realize that being at home and having the ability to practice social distancing is a luxury right now. Jeff still has to go to the office every day, along with people working in health care facilities, grocery stores, banks, and beyond.
Stay healthy, friends.
Vegan Chickpea Walnut Tacos
Erin said: "My new favorite taco meat! I love how versatile this recipe is. My kids loved it."
Viktoriya said: "Deeeelish...I give it 5/5. It’s hearty and filling. Tastes almost like cozy unhealthy comfort food but has a buncha nutritious veggies. So happy i made it! Thank you!"
Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta (and also this Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Pasta!)
The Best Salmon Burgers
Kylie said: "Just made these burgers and they are DELICIOUS!! I popped them in the freezer and I am so excited to have them on hand for future dinners. Thank you for sharing!"
One Pan Veggie Red Curry
Hannah said: "Yeah, I loved this meal! I had to stop myself from eating the whole freaking thing so my husband could have some dinner when he got home."
Creamy Vegetable Chickpea Curry
Andrea said: "I made this dish last night and it was so yummy. I didn’t have asparagus on hand but made it anyway.A hearty, flavorful meal. Thank you Alexis!"
Yummiest Vegetable Soup
Dawn said: "I found this recipe about a year ago and I have been making it monthly ever since (sometimes multiple times in a month). It is always soooooo good. Thanks for the great recipe!!!"
Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner
Kelly said: "My mother in law pure vegetarian and she does not like to non-veg thats why i am always looking a new flavour and taste in the vegetarian dish. it is colourful and fantastic. she loves it."
Deborah said: "I made this chili tonight and it was the best vegetarian chili I’ve ever made. I did omit the cumin and added about a cup of water so it wasn’t as thick. I topped it with fresh cilantro which was a great addition. Thanks for posting this recipe!"
Best Vegan Lasagna
Kyley said: "Made this recipe last night with frozen artichoke broccoli and spinach! Soooooo freakin good! My boyfriend, who is not completely convinced on Vegan lifestyle is now one step closer to plant based options. He absolutely loved it. We like spice so I put some a little of our favorite spice “slab yo mama” in the tofu ricotta mixture. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I loved the hummus in the tofu, turned out perfect."
Easy Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry
Kelsy said: "Made this for dinner last night and am currently sitting at my desk eating leftovers for lunch… I think it might actually get even better the next day! So, so good! And to make it even quicker, I used a frozen bag of mixed stir fry veggies. This will definitely become a regular in my rotation!!"
Thai Quinoa Fried Rice
Allison said: "Well, I am about 2 years late to the party, but I love reading your WIAW and this was on last weeks and so I made it and it’s DELISH. As always, thanks for for the great vegetarian recipes! I may have to add this to the weekly staples. I already have your lentil veggie soup which is one of my absolute FAVE recipes!"
Pumpkin Walnut Burgers
Lindsay said: "These SO tasty! What a great texture. My husband is allergic to tree nuts, so I subbed pepitas for walnuts."
Asian Peanut Noodles
Rachel said: "This recipe is awesome. I love that there are so few ingredients and it takes no time to make. My husband is a picky eater and loved this at first bite. We ate it warm for dinner and we are both taking it to work cold for lunch tomorrow."
Curried Chickpea Salad
Jamie said: "Made this last night and seriously could have eaten the whole batch myself – delicious!
Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Tasha said: "I just made this tonight (found it on Pinterest recently) and have been staring at multiple cans of tuna in my cabinet for weeks now. I hate peas, (which is weird, because I’ll eat anything else on the planet) and as much as they are good for me, I simply can not bear to have them in any dish. I threw in some sliced black olives instead, and used Panko on top. This is SO tasty. I’m glad I found it. Lunch for days! 🙂"
Loaded Veggie Avocado Tuna Salad
Caren commented: "OMG! This was totally the bomb! I could eat it EVERY DAY!"
The 17 meals you shared were easy and delicious. I will save it for application.
Great round up. I just got an Instant Pot and have been playing around with it. I made yogurt yesterday. Will make the lasagna soup too!