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Nutritious Recipes to Make with Limited Pantry Ingredients

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Nutritious Recipes to Make with Limited Pantry Ingredients

Looking for quick and easy meal ideas, but only have a few pantry staples? Try these nutritionist-recommended recipes.


Now more than ever, cooking at home is becoming the new norm. With just a few pantry staples, you can create some great dishes that are both healthy and delicious. Try these three easy recipes that the whole family will surely enjoy, recommended by our nutritionists. 


One Pot Lentils 


What You’ll Need 

  • 1 can of lentil soup 

  • ¼ can of additional drained lentils 

  • ½ can of artichokes 

  • ¼ cup of frozen peas 

  • 12 oz of cooked pasta 

  • Grated cheese (optional) 

How to Make It: 

  • In a pot, combine lentil soup, additional drained lentils, artichokes and frozen peas. 

  • Heat thoroughly and toss in cooked pasta. 

  • Ladle it in a bowl and top with grated cheese. 


California Tuna Avocado Burgers


What You’ll Need 

  • 2 cans of tuna 

  • ¼ cup of breadcrumbs 

  • 2 eggs 

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion 

  • ½ tsp of garlic powder 

  • ½ tsp of salt 

  • Hamburger buns 

  • Avocado slices 

  • Tomato slices 

How to Make It: 

  • Drain a couple of cans of tuna and combine them with breadcrumbs, eggs, chopped onions, garlic powder and salt. 

  • Mold the mixture into patties. 

  • Sauté each burger in a fry pan with a bit of oil for about 4 minutes on each side. 

  • Serve on a hamburger bun topped with avocado and tomato slices. 


Veggie Pizza


What You’ll Need 

  • 1 flatbread or tortilla 

  • ¼ cup of marinara sauce 

  •  ½ cup of shredded mozzarella 

  • ¼ cup of canned mushrooms 

  • ¼ cup of roasted red peppers from a jar 

  • ½ tsp of garlic powder 

  • ½ tsp of oregano 

  • ½ tsp of basil 

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 

How to Make It:

  • Lightly toast flatbread or tortilla and top with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, mushrooms and roasted peppers. 

  • Season with garlic, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes if you want a spicy kick. 

  • Bake or toast the pizza until the cheese is melted and the edges are crispy. 

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