your plant-based pantry essentials

Are you trying to add more plant-based goodness to your lifestyle?! If you are….yay!

It can be really helpful to have a stock of food in your pantry that you can grab to add to meals or when you need a quick snack. Here are some of my faves that we always have in the house and some examples of quick/easy things I can whip up in a pinch!

  • Canned and dry beans⁠: easy to toss together with some rice, frozen veggies and a jar of salsa.
  • Rice and quinoa : for those bowls that need a grain base⁠
  • Nuts, seeds, dried fruit and oats⁠: oatmeal bowls for breakfast, but when are oatmeal bowls NOT delicious?
  • Dry pasta and canned tomatoes or tomato sauce⁠: quick pasta bowl. Go for high protein kinds like chickpea or lentil-based noodles.
  • Energy bars⁠: an easy grab and go snack for those days when you need a little extra!

These items have long shelf lives so keep them in your pantry for those days when you need a quick meal or maybe forgot to grab something at the store and can sub in one of these things instead! Even better, stock up whenever they go on a good sale and your wallet will thank you. Add them to your grocery list when you go shopping next!

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