Healthy Easy Meals to Make with What’s in Your Pantry

Apr 7 2023
Not much fresh food in the fridge? Before you succumb to takeout or delivery, here are five healthy easy meals to make with what’s in your pantry. Each of these is made mostly with pantry staples (even if they might currently reside in your fridge)!

Greek Chickpea Salad Pitas

Entire recipe: 355 calories, 9.5g total fat (4.5g sat. fat), 889mg sodium, 56g carbs, 13g fiber, 6g sugars, 18g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Pantry Staples: canned chickpeas, whole wheat pitas

Even diehard carnivores will find this 10-minute meal hearty and satisfying! The tzatziki sauce and feta bring so much flavor, while a few chopped veggies bring the crunch. P.S. If you’re looking to save some carbs, we highly recommend stocking up on Toufayan Bakeries KETO Pitas: 0g sugar and only 5g net carbs!

Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers

Entire recipe: 328 calories, 11.5g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 730mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 39.5g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Pantry Staples: light mayo, Dijon mustard, canned/pouched tuna, seasonings

Speaking of carb-slashed options, this healthy take on the humble tuna melt is seriously enjoyable any night of the week. Besides the pantry essentials, all you need is an onion, a bell pepper, and some cheese! This one also works well with canned chicken: Don’t knock it ‘til you try it! (Even then… Don’t knock it. It’s GOOD.)

Pepperoni Pizza Wrap

Entire recipe: 242 calories, 8.5g total fat (4g sat. fat), 930mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 16.5g protein
WW Points® value 6*
Pantry Staples: high-fiber tortillas, canned crushed tomatoes, canned stewed tomatoes, seasonings, turkey pepperoni

Before you dial Domino’s, check the pantry, because this pizza fix is where it’s at! Some spinach and cheese round out this 20-minute lunch or dinner. If you have an air fryer, save some time by tossing your wrap in there instead of the oven. Speaking of air fryers and saving time, we recently stocked up on these disposable liners and haven’t looked back.

Meatless Cheeseburger Tacos

Entire recipe: 259 calories, 11g total fat (5g sat. fat), 667mg sodium, 26.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 18g protein
WW Points® value 8*
Pantry Staples: taco shells, pickle chips, condiments

In under 10 minutes, you could be enjoying this meaty-yet-meatless and completely creative take on cheeseburgers. The recipe gets an assist from a classic freezer staple: meatless crumbles. Grab a couple veggies and some cheese from the fridge, and dinner is served. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t encourage you to pick up this $8 set of taco stands!

Mediterranean Tuna Snack

Entire recipe: 175 calories, 6.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 553mg sodium, 14g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 14.5g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Pantry Staples: canned/pouched tuna, rice cakes, canned olives, seasonings, salad dressing

“But Hungry Girl, this recipe has SNACK in the name, not MEAL!” To that we say, “Don’t be silly… No one said you have to stop at one!” Rice cakes are underrated bases for open-faced enjoyment. And aside from the pantry staples, all you need is feta, chopped onion, and cherry tomatoes. Did we mention this one’s ready in 5 minutes flat?

Chew on this:

It’s National Coffee Cake Day (assuming you’re reading this on April the 7th). This calls for a Coffee Cake in a Mug.

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