Easy, Healthy + Delicious Meal Ideas Using Kitchen Staples

April 2, 2020

    Over 15 of my favorite recipes to make for lunch or dinner using kitchen staples. All are easy, delicious and healthy homemade recipes!

    I assumed that this round up of baking recipes would be my only “quarantine dedicated” blog post over here. But here we are, a few weeks later and there is a ton more cooking and baking happening! We have been doing a lot of cooking and baking from Just the Good Stuff.

    Some of us aren’t going to the grocery store and using all things we have on hand. Others are going 1-2x a week but keeping distance and others are ordering everything online to have it delivered. Whatever you are doing, there is no right or wrong as long as you are taking caution when shopping, wiping everything down and not crowding the stores.

    There are over 15 recipes here that we love to make for lunches and dinners in our home. We have a mix of paleo, gluten-free and vegan ideas. These are also Ezra friendly so feel free to cook with/for your kiddos too. Most of these meal ideas I almost forgot about until you guys were tagging me in them – so thank you!

    With all of these recipes, use what you have. If you don’t have the exact tortilla or pasta I use, try using one you can find. It is a bit easier to sub things with cooking as opposed to flours in baking.

    I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and please let me know which of these you love! The story tagging everyday, truly has been my favorite part of this whole world crisis. Thank you for bringing smiles to my face and fueling yourselves with some yummy eats.

    Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels (grain-free + vegan-friendly)Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels made with grain-free ingredients for an easy and delicious vegan-friendly recipe!

    Healthy Broccoli Mac & Cheese (gluten-free)Healthy Broccoli Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients. The easiest homemade mac & cheese that sneaks in some veggies too for the whole family to enjoy.

    The Easiest No-Boil Baked Pasta Recipe (gluten-free)easiest pasta bake

    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato FriesMy Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)

    5-ingredient Creamy Squash Pasta (vegan + gluten-free)5-ingredient Creamy Squash Pasta made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and quick meal! 

    6-ingredient Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta (gluten-free + dairy-free)6-ingredient Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy pasta recipe!

    Oven-Baked Everything Bagel Spice Fries (vegan)Oven-Baked Everything Bagel Spice Fries made with organic potatoes, everything but the bagel spice and paired with a whole30 ketchup for an easy and delicious vegan side dish!

    Easy Sesame Peanut Tahini Noodles with Halloumi (gluten-free)Easy Sesame Peanut Tahini Noodles with Halloumi for an healthier spin on a takeout noodle bowl! Made with all gluten-free ingredients.

    Whole30 Loaded Veggie Burgers (gluten-free)Whole30 Veggie Burgers

    The Best Crispy Vegan Falafel

    The Best Crispy Vegan Falafel made with only 6 delicious ingredients

    15-minute Gluten-free Enchilada PieThis is the BEST Healthy Gluten-free Enchilada Pie. Ready in 15-minutes this is a quick and easy dinner for the entire family to enjoy.

    Everything Bagel Chicken Salad (Whole30-friendly)everything bagel chicken salad

    Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers (grain-free + dairy-free)Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers made with grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients plus they are Whole30-friendly!

    Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Aioli (gluten-free)Super easy and delicious homemade Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Aioli for a simple and healthy veggie burger recipe!

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!

    Easy Whole30 Chinese Chicken and BroccoliSharing this super easy Whole30 Chinese Chicken and Broccoli that has quickly become our favorite meal. One skillet, less than 20 minutes and such a delicious and healthy meal.

    The Best Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nuggets (Whole 30)buffalo chicken fingers

    Oven-Baked Dijon Salmon Burgers (paleo, gluten-free + dairy-free)Oven-Baked Dijon Salmon Burgers made with just five gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy healthy dinner recipe!

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese (gluten-free)The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! 

    Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese (vegan +nut-free)Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese using Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi and a dreamy and healthy vegan cheese sauce.

    Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla (vegan)Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!

    Healthier Crispy Paleo Chicken TendersPaleo Crispy Chicken

    I love seeing you what you make my recipes!
    Don’t forget to use the hashtag @rachLmansfield and #rachLeats on instagram!

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