Empty pantry? Here are 8 DINNER recipes you can pull together with minimal ingredients

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When things are tough and you can’t get to the supermarket or the shelves are all bare it is good to utilise whatever you have on hand whether that be fresh or frozen ingredients.

All the recipes are super easy and adaptable on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. So don’t panic mum, there are plenty of meals you can still pull together for the family. You really won’t starve, we promise you!

8 DINNER recipes you can pull together with minimal ingredients

Corn fritters

Healthy Corn Fritters

This recipe is simply made up of the basics including flour, egg, milk, spinach, corn, ham and cheese.  Easily swapped for whatever ingredients you have on hand like your milk, cheese and flour of choice and frozen veggies or bacon. Or just leave out anything you can’t replace. Get the recipe HERE.


So long as you have eggs, cheese, and some veggies in the house you’ve got a meal with this simple frittata.

You can substitute ½ a cup of any veggies you like for the spinach. You could try ½ a cup of chopped broccoli, mushrooms, red capsicum or even delicious chunks of fresh asparagus.

If you don’t have the feta you could just sprinkle the top with some grated cheddar or parmesan. Get the recipe HERE. 

Or try this Sweet potato frittata.

One-pot beef stroganoff

One Pot Beef Stroganoff

This ONE POT recipe for the classic beef stroganoff is perfect. We’ve made some tweaks to the traditional recipe to give it the same great taste with some better-for-you ingredients.

Swap the beef for chicken if you need and leave out the mushrooms and add frozen veg or capsicum. You can even swap the yoghurt for a low fat sour cream if preferred. Get the recipe HERE.

Spanish rice

Rice is one of those recipes that you can easily adapt with different ingredients. Use risoni or quinoa if you don’t have rice. Swap for frozen or tinned vegetables even add chicken or bacon instead of chorizo. So many choices with this recipe. Get the recipe HERE. 

Easy zucchini muffins

Got flour, eggs and cheese? Then you are sorted with this easy Zucchini muffin mix. Add your ingredients of choice like bacon, zucchini, frozen or tinned corn plus capsicum or even chilli if you like a bit of spice.

Get the recipe HERE.

Chicken meatballs

Four ingredient chicken meatballs

If you are finding it difficult to buy your preferred mince swap for turkey or pork and whip up these meatballs in no time with just 4 basic ingedients. Get the recipe HERE. 

Tuna Mornay

The perfect comfort food and you can easily swap over any ingredients for what you have on hand. You could even use shredded chicken if you don’t have tuna.  Grab the recipe HERE. 

Chicken, Cashew and Broccoli Stir Fry

15 minute chicken, cashew and broccoli stir fry

Got chicken stock and soy sauce? Then you have the base for this delicious recipe that only requires a few simple ingredients to make a very tasty meal the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

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Don’t forget it is perfectly fine to swap out any ingredients you are struggling to find and to utilise tinned or frozen vegetables if you can’t get fresh. Leave ingredients out or swap for anything the family may prefer instead. It is all very easily adapted on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. 

Find our easy food swap tips HERE.


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