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
Serve with frozen steamed broccoli and boiled rice.
Serve sauce with pasta, spaghetti.
Easy and Healthy Recipes With Canned Food
21. Vegetable Dip
Canned Fish Recipe Ideas
23. Tuna Cutlets
Easy and Healthy Recipes For Desserts With Nuts, Nut Butter, Seeds And Dried Fruits
Easy and Healthy Recipes With Freezer Foods
Easy And Healthy Frozen Desserts Ideas
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!
If you try any of these recipes, would love to hear from you! Leave a comment, rate them, or share a photo and hashtag with #desiliciousrd on Instagram, Facebook and twitter! Can't wait to see your photos.
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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.