34 Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Using Pantry Staples – These recipes all use pantry staples that you should keep on hand to help you during times of crisis. They are all gluten free and dairy free.
Included are recipes that use tinned tomatoes & passata, quinoa & rice, tinned tuna or beans & lentils.
During times of crisis or when there is a shortage of food available for purchase, it is great to have a selection of really tasty gluten and dairy free lunch & dinner recipes that you can rely on.
Recipes that use pantry staples that you should always have in your pantry, which generally have a long shelf life that you can stock up on.
But when I say stock up, I don’t mean go crazy and buy months and months worth. I recommend having at least 2-3 weeks worth in your pantry. You can always restock if needed.
These recipes are grouped according to one of the main ingredients, so either tinned tomatoes & passata, quinoa & rice, tinned tuna or beans & lentils (either canned or dry).
They are all gluten free and dairy free or have the option to modify. If you see a recipe that uses cheese you can either omit or substitute with a vegan cheese or lactose free cheese.
Basic Italian Tomato Sauce – this is my family recipe which has been passed down from generation to generation. It is made with 4 simple ingredients – diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and olive oil. You can serve it with pasta, rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, use it as a pizza base or serve with sweet potato fries or corn chips. It really is that versatile.
Inspired by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours, these quinoa stuffed peppers are filled with delicious vegetables, spices, nuts and dried cranberries. It’s a nutritious meal that is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free.
Easy Mexican Instant Pot rice and beans makes a delicious and quick vegetarian lunch, dinner, or side dish. Loaded with the bold flavor of salsa and spices, this hearty dish is a delicious addition to taco night. This Mexican Instant Pot rice and beans recipe also would be the perfect base for a burrito or burrito bowl.
Cook perfectly fluffy quinoa in just 3 minutes in your pressure cooker! Soaked first to reduce phytic acid and saponins for better digestion, this is the easiest and best way to cook quinoa! This Instant Pot Fluffy Soaked Quinoa makes a great side dish, or meal prep it to use throughout the week!
This from scratch tuna casserole is comfort in a dish!! You won’t believe how easy it is to make a rich and creamy sauce with no dairy and only clean ingredients! This casserole is especially flexible as it can be adapted for paleo, keto, AND Whole30 diets!
This zucchini pasta with tuna and tomato sauce has become one of my favourite go-to recipes. It is super healthy and takes less than 15 minutes to make and is perfect for keto, low-carb, paleo and whole30 lifestyles.
Healthy InstantPot Minestrone Soup is a perfect square meal in a bowl. Loaded with seasonal vegetables, kidney beans and pasta, it is wonderfully hearty and comforting one pot wonder. Best part, it hardly requires any prep or hands-on intensive cooking.
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with spicy flavors and tender shredded chicken. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and tastes great as leftovers the next day. Your family will thank you for this one!
Hearty, flavourful and nutritious, this healthy black bean recipe using black turtle beans makes for a delicious dinner or filling side. The black beans are infused with lots of flavour from chipotle powder and smoked paprika.
This Instant Pot Mexican casserole just might combine all of my favourite things! An easy recipe, made even easier in a set it and forget it appliance made using healthy, wholesome ingredients. It’s filling, flavourful, and SO satisfying.
Smoky Tomato White Bean Soup – the perfect weeknight meal! Loaded with fire-roasted tomatoes, tender white beans, sautéed veggies, and warm seasonings – this soup is packed with flavor and done in no time!
Quinoa Enchilada Soup is a healthy, protein packed one pot meal that is full of Mexican flavors!! It’s a vegetarian, vegan, gluten free recipe that is extremely easy to make and freezer friendly. Serve it with a range of toppings for everyone to customize their own!
Every Mexican-inspired meal needs a side of Instant Pot Ranchero Beans! Soaking for 36 hours eliminates the phytic acid that causes gas and bloating, so you can savor the smoky flavor of these nourishing beans without paying for it later!
This Vegan Instant Pot Chili is a hearty chili made with everyday vegetables, canned beans, canned tomatoes, and chili seasonings. It has a rich, deep, flavor with lots of texture. This plant-based chili can be made in the Instant Pot, stove, or crockpot.
The best recipe of Chickpea Tikka Masala you need to try- its easy, creamy, vegan and delicious! Under 30 mins you can fix dinner with this easy vegetarian tikka masala which is superbly delicious and healthy- tastes amazing makes this the authentic chickpea tikka masala.
If you’re looking for a quick, simple, and filling vegan dinner idea that’s also family-friendly, then this vegan chili mac recipe is for you! It can be made gluten-free (if you use gluten free macaroni) and it can be made in either your Instant Pot / pressure cooker or on the stove top.