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20 Plant-Based Pantry-Staple Meals

We’ve gathered together our favorite plant-based recipes that incorporate simple, healthful, and delicious pantry staples!

Eating plant-based meals—rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes—is a powerful way to boost your immune system and overall health. If you’ve recently stocked up on plant-based pantry staples and freezer favorites and are looking for recipes that incorporate these foods, we have you covered! 

Whole grains: Whole grains are packed with fiber, protein, B vitamins, and zinc. Excellent options for the pantry include oats, pasta, rice, breads, and tortillas.

Legumes: Legumes are rich in fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins. Options include dry or canned beans, dry or frozen peas, lentils, tofu, soy milk, and tempeh. 

Fruits: Fruit contains high amounts of fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin C—which can boost the immune system! Fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, and pears can last for several weeks. Stocking your freezer with frozen berries, frozen cherries, and other frozen fruits is another great way to up your fruit intake!

Vegetables: Vegetables provide vitamin C, beta-carotene, riboflavin, iron, calcium, fiber, and other nutrients. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, turnips, eggplant, and squash are nutritious vegetables that do not spoil quickly. You can also opt for frozen vegetables—such as frozen peas, peppers, broccoli, spinach, and more—which are just as nutritious as fresh vegetables.

Pantry Staples

Neal Barnard, MD, reviews some healthy foods that are great to stock up on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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