There are many different reasons you might need to have a supply of food in storage. Whatever the cause, these vegan pantry meal recipes for breakfast, lunch/dinner, and snacks can help keep you comfortable until that next trip to the store.
Why I keep my pantry stocked
I live in rural North Carolina, and there are plenty of reasons to keep a stock of food on hand that can last for as least a couple of weeks. During the winter months, we sometimes have snowstorms and, when you live 10 miles from the closest grocery store like I do, you learn to plan ahead.
That’s why we always keep canned goods and shelf-stable foods on hand…just in case.
When the refrigerator seems a bit bare, and a trip to the grocery store for fresh produce isn’t an option, these vegan pantry staple recipes can get you through the rough spot and even make it more pleasurable.
So, whether it’s an illness, snowstorm, or another unforeseen emergency, the following recipes can help with getting over the slump.
What are pantry & freezer staples?
Each of the following recipes is made with pantry and freezer ingredients like beans, lentils, potatoes, frozen veggies, grains, pasta, and seasonings that you can keep on hand any time of the year.
No meat? No problem! This vegan black bean chili recipe has all the taste of a hearty chili and can be ready to eat in 15-minutes or less. The convenience of a three-ingredient dish without any greasy pans to clean.
Sometimes I want something warm for breakfast, but different than my regular oatmeal. This breakfast quinoa bowl is unique and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. No added sugar because the fruit is all the sweetener needed.
These banana oatmeal vegan muffins are wholesomely delicious and gluten-free! They are packed with healthy ingredients like oat flour, bananas, applesauce, almond milk, and spices and can be served for breakfast, snack, dessert, or any time!
Fluffy and moist sweet potato batter swirled with apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon makes a dozen muffins that are packed with beta carotene and fiber. These vegan Sweet Potato Muffins are a welcome addition to any breakfast! Make ahead of time and freeze for quick breakfasts on the go!
Sometimes, I just need a little chocolate and this dairy-free silken tofu vegan chocolate mousse recipe fills the spot without me having to wear it on my hips. It can be made in less than 15 minutes flat, with only 4 ingredients that you’re likely to already have on-hand.
This oil-free hummus with roasted red pepper requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to make. If you have 10 minutes and a blender or food processor, you've got a delicious healthy snack.
Sometimes you just need a little something sweet that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Whether you’re making a snack for yourself or for a crowd, these easy stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert or snack.
Remember the chocolate oatmeal cookies you used to eat as a kid? Recently, I wanted some of those and decided to play around in the kitchen a bit. These vegan chocolate peanut butter cookies are what I came up with as a much healthier version.
This beautifully decadent chocolate cake recipe is not only amazingly delicious, but it also happens to be vegan and completely sugar-free (with unrefined sugar option also available). It’s perfect for birthdays, parties, and holidays!
Popcorn is one of the world’s healthiest and most popular snack foods. Whether binge-watching your favorite TV show or sitting down to a movie with friends, air-popped popcorn is a great snack. These are our favorite healthyvegan popcorn topping options.