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5 Healthy Meals to Make With Non-Perishable Pantry Staples


With most of the country—okay, the world—on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, even basic things like eating are a struggle. Restaurants and farmer’s markets are closed, and grocery stores are total mayhem.

The only good news? If you stocked up on a few non-perishable pantry staples (which, by the looks of the supermarket shelves, you probably did), it’s easy to make a healthy meal at home. Let us relieve some of the burden with these healthy recipes.

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  • Tuna Salad

    You remember those tuna salad sandwiches from childhood? Your mom had the right idea in buying up canned tuna as an affordable protein source. This recipe adds a few more healthy ingredients to take it to the next level (no offense, mom!).

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  • Very Berry Oat Cake

    Who says oats are just for oatmeal? This cake features oats + frozen fruit and will keep in the fridge so you have breakfast on-hand all week.

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  • Tuna and Chickpea Salad

    Tuna and chickpeas might seem like an unexpected combo, but trust us on this one. It’s the perfect light lunch when you’re working from home.

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  • Hearts of Palm and Artichoke Salad

    Veggie variety not only prevents you from getting bored of your healthy diet, it’s also important to ensure you’re getting in a wide range of nutrients.

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  • Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Pesto

    Black-eyed peas are an underrated legume. While chickpeas and black beans tend to get all of the attention, these tasty beans also contain plenty of fiber, protein, vitamin A, and folate.

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