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.
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Recipes That Use Tinned Tomatoes & Passata
Fish in Tomato Sauce (Quick and Easy) with Pasta
Fish in tomato sauce is so quick and easy to make and although I’ve served it with pasta, it’s a dish that can stand on its own.
Garlic Pasta- Gluten Free & Vegan
This amazing Garlic Pasta is gluten free and vegan. I am always looking for healthy and delicious dinners that are easy, inexpensive and that the entire family will love.
Vegan Tomato Soup
This satisfying vegan tomato soup is creamy and delicious. Made with canned tomatoes and other items normally stocked in one’s pantry, this recipe is easy to prepare and thoroughly comforting.
Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe (Less than 5 Minutes)!
Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe! 5 minutes and 9 ingredients results in the best pizza sauce you will ever have! Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, & vegan!
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.
Recipes That Use Quinoa & Rice
One Pan Mexican Quiona
This One Pan Mexican Quinoa is a hearty flavor-packed meal and it’s a breeze to make. It’s a total weeknight winner that takes about 30 minutes on the stove, and you’ll only have to clean one pan!
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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.
Perfectly Fluffy Coconut Rice (Instant Pot)
Instant Pot coconut rice is a great side dish, no matter the meal. Comes together quickly, using wholesome ingredients, and big flavour!
Quinoa Fritters make a great appetizer or as a light meal plus they are gluten free and dairy free. They go really well with healthy garlic aioli!
Quick And Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans
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.
Red Lentil & Quinoa Soup is the perfect soup for winter and is packed full of healthy ingredients. I have included Thermomix method also.
Fluffy Soaked Quinoa In The Instant Pot
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!
Recipes That Use Tinned Tuna
Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad
This easy Mediterranean Antipasto Salad is the perfect healthy lunch.
Dairy Free Tuna Casserole from Scratch
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.
Recipes That Use Beans & Lentils
Healthy InstantPot Minestrone Soup
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.
Pumpkin Curry Soup
Pumpkin Curry Soup is the cozy meal you’re craving! Packed with flavor, and loaded with potatoes and garbanzos, it’s a complete meal in a bowl!
Vegan 3-Bean Chili
This Vegan 3-Bean Chili makes a quick, easy and healthy meal that’s perfect for those busy weeknights! You can also make up a batch and store it in the freezer for a meal in a pinch!
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
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!
Smoky Baked Black Beans
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.
Instant Pot Mexican Casserole
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.
Lentil Soup with Roasted Red Peppers & Harissa
This satisfying vegan lentil soup is quickly made in the Instant Pot. Broiling the red peppers beforehand brings out extra flavor.
Smoky Tomato and White Bean Soup
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
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!
Instant Pot Ranchero Beans
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!
Vegan Instant Pot Chili Recipe
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.
Vegan Pasta e Fagioli
Made in just one pot, this Vegan Pasta e Fagioli features two types of beans, chickpea pasta and a touch of fresh rosemary for a delicious and robust flavor.
The Ultimate Best Chickpea Tikka Masala
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.
Vegan Chili Mac
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.
5 Minute Lentil Soup
5 Minute Lentil Soup literally takes 5 minutes to put all the ingredients into a pot. Then just let it simmer and you’ll have one of the most delicious, and easiest, soups you’ll ever have!
Smoky Slow Cooker Baked Beans
These homemade baked beans are slowly cooked to absorb all the delicious smoky, savoury sauce, loaded with so much flavour that you will not miss the meat. Easy to make, even easier to eat.
Chickpea Coconut Curry in InstantPot
Delicious creamy Chickpea Coconut Curry is so easy and packed with healthy ingredients like turmeric and spinach. Plus it’s made in the pressure cooker or InstantPot.
The Best White Bean Soup
If you ever thought that beans are boring, this creamy flavor-packed white bean soup will blow your mind!
Great recipes for times when we just don't have all the ingredients we may need! Thanks for including my recipes!
Thanks for an amazing recipe Christina