Medically reviewed by Shahzadi Devje, Registered Dietitian (RD) & Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
As we avoid going outdoors, it means fewer visits to restaurants, grocery stores and markets - and cooking more at home. If you're on the hunt for easy and healthy recipes - pantry foods and freezer food items are your best friends. Indeed, they're nourishing, satisfying, easy and budget-friendly.
Don't fret; we've made it super easy for you by sharing some of your favourite comforting recipes using pantry foods and essential frozen food items. We're talking beans, lentils, frozen fruits and vegetables, canned and frozen fish, grains, nuts and seeds. Plus, if you're working from home with an unpredictable schedule, easy and healthy recipes are the way to go. Below, you'll find a collection of Desi~licious recipes using pantry foods and freezer essentials.
Easy and Healthy Recipes
Rice, Quinoa, Oats, Pasta
Jewelled Persian Rice
Zarda (Sweet Rice With Nuts and Coconut)
Serve with frozen steamed broccoli and boiled rice.
Ginger Lime Chicken with Broccoli
Kale and Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Warm Asparagus Tomato Quinoa Salad | Easy, One-Pot, Spring Dish
Vegetarian Quinoa Pilau Recipe
Vegan Cranberry Apple Crumble Recipe
No Added Sugar Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Desi~licious Masala Egg Oatmeal Breakfast
Serve sauce with pasta, spaghetti.
The Best Tomato Sauce From Scratch
Easy and Healthy Recipes With Canned Food
Desi Pumpkin Bean Burger
The Best Healthy Chili Recipe You'll Ever Eat
Daal Makhani | Coconut Lentil Curry
Bharazi (Vegan Coconut Curry)
Vegan Kebab Recipe
Slow Cooker Vegan Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Lunch in a Jar: Mediterranean Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Massaged Kale Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
21. Vegetable Dip
Holiday Veggie Dip Platter
Canned Fish Recipe Ideas
Salmon and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad
23. Tuna Cutlets
Easy Tuna Cakes
Mini Homemade Pumpkin Pies
Spiced Pumpkin Date Cupcakes
Chocolate And Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie
Easy and Healthy Recipes For Desserts With Nuts, Nut Butter, Seeds And Dried Fruits
No-Bake Cranberry Energy Bites
Pan-Seared Peanut Butter Tofu Sandwich
Filo Cups with Apple Cranberry Salsa
Raspberry Vegan Bars
Pistachio Apricot Ladoos
How To Make Chia Pudding With Strawberry Nice Cream
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe With Sweet Potatoes
Easy and Healthy Recipes With Freezer Foods
Spicy Pan Fried Basa Fillet Recipe
Okra Recipe (Bhindi)
Coconut Shrimp Curry
Easy Lemon Pepper Salmon
Easy And Healthy Frozen Desserts Ideas
No Added Sugar Strawberry Kiwi Banana Nice Cream
Chocolate Cupcakes With Strawberry Buttercream
Pineapple and Mango Smoothie
Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies Recipe
Healthy Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles
I'd love to hear from you! What easy and healthy recipes are you leaning on during this time? What types of recipes would be helpful for you and your family? Let me know in the comments below!
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An easy, nutritious & satisfying meal plan made with non-perishable foods from your pantry.
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Shahzadi is an award-winning registered dietitian (RD) regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and certified diabetes educator (CDE), approved by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board. A YouTuber and notorious foodie, she's dedicated to helping you end your cooking wars, transform your health, and be the best version of yourself! Shahzadi is an on-air nutrition expert for CTV Your Morning and a regular contributor for Global News and other national media outlets.