Plant-Based Eating

21 Perfect Pantry Plant-Based Meals

Hey Hive! I hope everyone has been handling this quarantine/social distancing with ease and grace. Though I’ll be honest, even though I’m a homebody, I have felt that wave of anxiety and stress not being able to get out into nature as much or have the physical connection of seeing friends and loved ones.

This time at home however has allowed me to focus on so many of my self-care holistic hobbies. From yoga to art, I’m nurturing myself while the world heals as well. One of the things I love to do is cook, and this extra time in has really upped my culinary game. Now I actually have time for those 2+ hour meals, which means many fancy date nights for me throughout the week!

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, with the state of the world being a BIG unknown due to COVID-19, we’re not sure how long this will last. Thankfully grocery stores are still open and in supplies (well aside from toilet paper and hand sanitizers). Many people have been stocking up on dry goods and pantry items for that worse-case scenario. While I’m not big into hoarding these items, as this also is a fear-based mindset, I do think it’s smart to have some longer lasting shelf products for planning ahead purposes.

That being said, I’m sure we all don’t want to be dining on canned corn and bowls of rice. So, I’ve put together 21 meal ideas that use pantry ingredients so you can still enjoy cooking and eating during these stressful times.




Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes via Veggie Desserts


Lemon White Bean Kale Soup

Lemon White Bean Kale Soup via Ascension Kitchen


White Bean ‘Chicken’ Parmesan

White Bean ‘Chicken’ Parmesan via Rabbit & Wolves



Stove-Top Mac n Cheese

Stovetop Mac n Cheese via Kitchen Treaty


Creamy Vegan Vodka Sauce with Pasta

Creamy Pasta with Vodka Sauce via Eat With Clarity


One-Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini

One Pot Tetrazzini via Rabbit & Wolves


Northern Style Thai Coconut Noodle Soup

Northern Thai Soup via Choosing Chia




Summer Lentil & Okra Gumbo

Lentil & Okra Gumbo via Will Frolic For Food


Vegan Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes via She Likes Food


Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry via The Endless Meal




Chickpea Meatballs in Creamy Curry Cashew Sauce

Chickpea Meatballs in Curry via Ripe-Life


Chickpea Meatloaf

Chickpea Loaf via Connoisseurus Veg


Creamy Coconut Polenta

Creamy Coconut Polenta via The Colorful Kitchen


General Tso’s Chickpeas

General Tso’s Chickpeas via Yup It’s Vegan




Vegan Jambalaya

Vegan Jambalaya via Cilantro and Citronella


Thai Cashew Coconut Rice

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice via Host the Toast

Black Bean & Brown Rice Skillet

Black Bean & Brown Rice Skillet via This Savory Vegan



One Pot Tandoori Quinoa

One Pot Tandoori Quinoa via Yup It’s Vegan


One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Instant Mexican Quinoa Bowl via Where You Get Your


Coconut Quinoa Curry

Coconut Quinoa Curry via Simply Quinoa


Simple Curry Spiced Quiona

Curry Spiced Quinoa via Dietitian Debbie Dishes 



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