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.

 

Beans

 

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

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Spanish Beans with Tomatoes via Veggie Desserts

 

Lemon White Bean Kale Soup

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Lemon White Bean Kale Soup via Ascension Kitchen

 

White Bean ‘Chicken’ Parmesan

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White Bean ‘Chicken’ Parmesan via Rabbit & Wolves

Pasta

 

Stove-Top Mac n Cheese

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Stovetop Mac n Cheese via Kitchen Treaty

 

Creamy Vegan Vodka Sauce with Pasta

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Creamy Pasta with Vodka Sauce via Eat With Clarity

 

One-Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini

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One Pot Tetrazzini via Rabbit & Wolves

 

Northern Style Thai Coconut Noodle Soup

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Northern Thai Soup via Choosing Chia

 

Lentils

 

Summer Lentil & Okra Gumbo

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Lentil & Okra Gumbo via Will Frolic For Food

 

Vegan Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes via She Likes Food

 

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry

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Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry via The Endless Meal

 

Chickpeas

 

Chickpea Meatballs in Creamy Curry Cashew Sauce

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Chickpea Meatballs in Curry via Ripe-Life

 

Chickpea Meatloaf

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Chickpea Loaf via Connoisseurus Veg

 

Creamy Coconut Polenta

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Creamy Coconut Polenta via The Colorful Kitchen

 

General Tso’s Chickpeas

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General Tso’s Chickpeas via Yup It’s Vegan

 

Rice

 

Vegan Jambalaya

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Vegan Jambalaya via Cilantro and Citronella

 

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice

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Thai Cashew Coconut Rice via Host the Toast

Black Bean & Brown Rice Skillet

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Black Bean & Brown Rice Skillet via This Savory Vegan

Quinoa

 

One Pot Tandoori Quinoa

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One Pot Tandoori Quinoa via Yup It’s Vegan

 

One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

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Instant Mexican Quinoa Bowl via Where You Get Your

 

Coconut Quinoa Curry

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Coconut Quinoa Curry via Simply Quinoa

 

Simple Curry Spiced Quiona

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Curry Spiced Quinoa via Dietitian Debbie Dishes 

 

 

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