Being a mum can be beyond BUSY. It is so easy to fall into the trap of a quick takeaway or unhealthy snack. With a bit of pre-planning you can stock your pantry with healthy pantry staples.
Creating a healthy pantry is the best way to enable a healthy eating culture in your home and maintain a healthy eating plan.
Here are the 5 pantry staples you need in your pantry at all time!
Always be prepared by having these key 5 pantry staples
1. Tinned beans/legumes
From chickpeas to lentils and kidney beans. Beans are a great staple to have and can be thrown into salads, Mexican-inspired dishes and even desserts! As an added bonus these canned foods are also very nutrient-dense.
Use your tinned goods in this Turkey burrito bowl.
2. Brown rice
Brown rice is super versatile! It can be stirred into salads, added to stir fries or cooked as a side dish for a curry or casserole. You can also add some into soups to bulk them out and make them more filling.
Mix your grains up and stock your pantry with quinoa, wild rice and barely. Cook up this Mexican Stuffed Chicken with some brown rice and you have yourself an easy and healthy dinner that you probably didn’t need to go to the shops for.
3. Tinned tomatos
So cheap and so handy! Use tinned tomatoes in stews, Mexican and and even make your own pasta sauces. Combine tomatoes with tinned fish, fresh veggies and some wholemeal pasta and you’ve got a fast, easy, healthy dinner option.
You’ll love this Pasta with Slow Cooked Ragu Sauce.
Bake up some delicious goods like this Banana Bread With Secret Ingredients.
5. Tinned fish
Canned fish is an easy way to be able to eat fish regularly making it a pantry staple. Add it to a green salad, a frittata or an easy pasta sauce. A great source of omega 3 fatty acids too!
Yum, Creamy Tuna Pasta never looked so easy.
Use your staples in these protein packed dinners which only require 5 main ingredients!
Want recipes using less than 5 main ingredients using pantry staples?
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