Cooking From Your Pantry

Things are very uncertain right now. We are practicing social distancing, and restaurants in the area are closed for dine-in service. Whether or not we want to, we are cooking and eating at home. Some of us find solace in cooking, the act of feeding our families, that tiny bit of control we have in the chaos. Others may feel overwhelmed by this huge duty of preparing meals and feel claustrophobic at the reality of spending all of their time in their homes. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, we thought you might need some suggestions for practical pantry meals. 

To keep your pantry meals nutritionally balanced, consider combining a whole grain with beans or lentils and add a vegetable (or 2). Mix and match different grains, beans, and vegetables to create a variety of options and alternate between bowls, salads, sandwiches, and soups. For a punch of flavor, play with those herbs, spices and bottled dressings in your pantry. Be creative and have some flavorful fun!

We’ll help get you started. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite pantry recipes.

Chickpea and Rosemary Frittata

Curried Chickpea Pockets

Tuna and Bean Salad

Lentil Quinoa Burgers

Mushroom Barley Soup

Easy Egg Salad

Here are a few other ideas.

Pantry Pancakes (everyone loves breakfast for dinner)

One-pot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

Lentil Soup

Salmon Cakes (make use of canned salmon or tuna fish)

Black Bean Burgers

Eggs in tortillas 

For general tips for cooking beansusing leftovers, choosing frozen dinners and making super bowls including these quinoa brown rice bowls.

We would love to hear what you’re cooking. Share your favorite pantry meals with us!

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