Pantry Staple Recipes

While we are at home quarantined, many of us may find that we are cooking much more than usual. Many people have been stocking up on pantry staples at the grocery store. I wanted to share some healthy recipes that you can make that feature popular pantry staple items. This list includes breakfast, main dishes, snacks, and dessert recipes. It also includes a variety of gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options. All recipes are made with real food ingredients and easy to make!

I have also made a Healthy Pantry Staple Recipes Pinterest board that you can check out for the most updated pantry staple recipes.

Black Beans

Black Bean Brownies

I’m not gonna lie, I had seen Black Bean Brownies before and was a bit skeptical about how they’d taste. Since it’s quarantine time due to COVID-19 in NYC and I have some extra cans of black beans, I decided to give it a try. I was honestly so surprised how easy it was to… Continue reading →

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

I love veggie burgers. They are so delicious and versatile. You can eat them on a bun with some sweet potato fries or throw them into a salad bowl. What I don’t like about most veggie burgers is that the are typically highly processed, containing several preservatives, and packed with gluten. This recipe makes veggies… Continue reading →

Loaded Sweet Potato

This past weekend I watched the marathon in NYC. I ran the NYC marathon the previous year, so going to watch it this year was definitely nostalgic for me. It was such a great experience! I carbo loaded to go watch the marathon (kidding) with this Loaded Sweet Potato! But in all seriousness, I did… Continue reading →

Chickpeas

Easy Gluten-Free Falafel

This may be the easiest recipe I have ever made! It doesn’t involve many ingredients, only took me about 20 minutes to make, and is naturally delicious. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. It makes about 10 falafel. I topped the falafel over a salad bowl with tahini sauce. You could also throw them in… Continue reading →

Lentils

Lentil Meatballs

I have been making these lentil meatballs for years and it is hands down one of my favorite recipes. It is a plant-based take on a comfort food. They make the perfect cozy recipe, but are loaded with veggies and legumes. I like topping the lentil meatballs over spaghetti squash or some zucchini zoodles with… Continue reading →

Oats

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

✨Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies✨ Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite cookies, but none of the other kids ever liked them because they were “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make… Continue reading →

Banana & Chocolate Oatmeal

Fueling for my long run with this bowl of banana cacao oats this morning. There is something so satisfying about a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. It is so cozy and satisfying and the warm meal gets me ready for the day. This Banana & Chocolate Oatmeal bowl is a chocolate twist on your favorite… Continue reading →

Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

I’m starting off this snowy Friday with my go-to banana cinnamon oatmeal bowl for breakfast. This bowl is made with oats, banana, sliced almonds for added crunch, flaxseed, and topped with cinnamon and honey. Tip: heat the banana in the microwave with the oatmeal and it melts into the bowl. Sounds weird but smells and… Continue reading →

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Caramelized apples are one of my favorite healthy treats. By caramelized apples, I mean apple slices that are sautéed in cinnamon and coconut oil. They get so fragrant and taste incredible! Apple Cinnamon is one of my all time favorite combos. I wanted to make a healthy apple cinnamon flavored breakfast recipe and came up… Continue reading →

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes. I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are nutritious, rich in fiber, and taste delicious!

Chocolate Chip Tahini Clusters

Chocolate Chip Tahini Clusters on deck for dessert tonight! I’m ALWAYS craving something sweet after dinner and fruit just doesn’t just it – I always want chocolate. These Chocolate Chip Tahini clusters are the perfect amount of sweet to satisfy a sweet craving AND they are made with (only 4) real food ingredients.

Nut Butters and Nut Flours

No Bake Brownies

I have recently started making my own almond milk. If you are interested in making your own almond milk, check out my blog post on How to Make Your Own Almond Milk. When you make your own almond milk, you are left with the almond pulp. I have been experimenting with different ways to use… Continue reading →

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Added Sugar Free Banana Bread 🍌🍞

Have some overripe bananas? Use them to make this Banana Bread recipe! I absolutely love this banana bread because it tastes delicious and is gluten free, dairy free, and contains no added sugar. This recipe is naturally sweetened by fruit! I love having this banana bread for breakfast, as a snack, or as a sweet… Continue reading →

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Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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