Healthy 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 Potatoes, Black Beans, & Avocado

As I said in my recent post, My One Week Food Stamps Experience Project, I am adding a budget-friendly recipe section to my website. This Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, & Avocado recipe is my second budget-friendly recipe. You can find all of my budget-friendly recipes here. This meal is balanced with protein, healthy fat, and… 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. However, many of the veggie burgers found at the grocery store are heavily processed. I love making these vegan sweet potato black bean burgers because they… 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 Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato. In all seriousness, I did… Continue reading →


Gluten-Free Falafel

This Gluten-Free Falafel may be one of the easiest recipes that I have ever made. This recipe doesn’t involve many ingredients and it only took me about 20 minutes to make. This recipe is packed with flavor, gluten-free, and naturally vegan. It makes about 10 falafel total. I like topping the falafel over a salad… Continue reading →


Lentil “Meatballs”

I have been making these lentil “meatballs” for years and it is hands down one of my favorite recipes! These vegan lentil meatballs are a plant-based version of Italian meatballs. They make the perfect healthy, comfort food. I like topping the lentil “meatballs” over spaghetti squash or zucchini zoodles with nutritional yeast. This recipe is… Continue reading →

Lentil Bolognese

This vegan lentil bolognese makes the perfect healthy comfort food. I love serving it over spaghetti squash for a delicious, and veggie-packed meal. I’m definitely on a kick with all of the fall seasonal foods, but I’m especially loving spaghetti squash right now. Spaghetti squash is so easy to make and I love using it… Continue reading →


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

You can’t beat chocolate for breakfast! This nutritious bowl of Banana Chocolate Oatmeal tastes like a sweet treat, but is rich in nutrients. This recipe is balanced with protein, fiber, and healthy fats which make it both a delicious and satisfying meal. You can eat this as overnight oats or heat it up to make… Continue reading →

Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

This warm bowl of Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal makes the perfect cozy breakfast. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and high in fiber. To make this simple recipe, all you need are oats, a banana, sliced almonds, flaxseed or chia seed, cinnamon, and honey. This nutritious breakfast can be made in less than five minutes!… 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! These Apple Cinnamon Scones feature (you guessed it) caramelized apples. These scones are gluten free, vegan, and contain no added sugar.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes. I have recently been making my own pancake batter using oats and love it. I love making this pancake batter because it’s made with ingredients that I typically have in my kitchen and is so easy to make. These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are… Continue reading →

Chocolate Chip Tahini Clusters

I always crave something sweet after dinner. Sometimes, fruit just won’t cut it- I want chocolate. These Chocolate Chip Tahini clusters are the perfect little desserts to satisfy a sweet craving. You can make this dessert recipe with just four, simple and wholesome ingredients.

Nut Butters and Nut Flours

No Bake Brownies

I have recently started making my own almond milk. When you make almond milk, the pulp from the almonds is leftover in the process. I have been experimenting with different ways to use the leftover almond pulp in order to reduce food waste. To be honest, it took me a few tries to figure out… Continue reading →

Banana Bread

Have some ripe 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. The recipe is naturally sweetened by fruit!

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