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5 quick and easy plant-based pantry meals to boost your immune system

Avoiding the grocery store amid coronavirus? It can seem difficult to come up with a healthy dinner recipe when your pantry is all you've got to work with....

The good news: it doesn't have to be hard to eat healthy at home! You can stay well and full with these 5 easy plant-based pantry meals. All of these plant-based recipes incorporate easily-accessible and immunity-boosting ingredients from your pantry, fridge, and freezer, like dry goods, root veggies, spices, and frozen produce. 

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1. Rice and Beans

2. Lentil Salad

3. Spaghetti Squash

4. Cabbage Stir-Fry

5. Peanut Noodles

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Rice and Beans: The Ultimate Bunker Food

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

1 onion
1 clove of garlic
1 teaspoon of Tamari or soy sauce 
1 can of beans black beans
½ a cup of brown rice 
1 lime

Instructions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little water, and tamari until soft
  2. Boil black beans in their starchy water (do not drain) until thick, then squirt in juice from 1 lime
  3. Cook rice per instructions on the bag, then mix into the garlic onion mixture
  4. Enjoy beans over rice
  5. Optional: Top with heated frozen corn

 

Lentil Salad

Serves: 2 

Ingredients: 

1 cup of lentils, cooked
¼ a cup of diced red onion
1 large finely chopped carrot (if available)
2 ribs of celery finely chopped (if available)
Garlic powder
Apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Boil lentils until al dente, then strain and cool
  2. Mix with red onion, carrot, and celery
  3. Dust with garlic powder and splash with a few Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  4. Enjoy cold

 

Spaghetti Squash

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients: 

    1 Spaghetti squash
    Garlic powder
    Black pepper
    Veggie Broth 

    Instructions

    1. Poke holes in a Spaghetti Squash, and microwave for 4-5 minutes (this will make it easier to cut). 
    2. Let cook and slice in half from stem to base. 
    3. Scoop out the seeds, and place the squash cut-side down in a baking dish with ¼ inch of water in the bottom. 
    4. Roast on 400 degrees for 30+ minutes, or until soft.
    5.  Dust the inside with garlic powder, crushed black pepper, and splash with a little veggie broth
    6. Use a fork to twirl spaghetti squash like you would pasta

    Cabbage Stir Fry 

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    8 cups of chopped green cabbage
    1 teaspoon of Tamari
    ½ a cup of whole raw cashews
    1 teaspoon of fresh minced ginger (or use ¼ a teaspoon of ground ginger)
    1 teaspoon of freshly minced garlic (or use ¼ a teaspoon of garlic powder)

    Instructions:

    1. Saute garlic and ginger for about 1 minute in a little water
    2. Add cabbage, cashews and 1 teaspoon of Tamari and cook until cabbage starts to soften (do not overcook)
    3. Remove from heat and enjoy warm or cold

    Peanut Noodles

      Ingredients:

      ½ pound of thai style brown rice noodles 
      2 cups of frozen broccoli 
      ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
      ½ teaspoon of maple syrup 
      ¼ a cup of all natural peanut butter
      1 lime  

      Instructions:

      1. Boil noodles per instructions on bag
      2. Steam frozen broccoli
      3. Mix peanut butter, garlic powder, maple syrup and lime juice. Thin out with a little water. 
      4. Mix noodles, broccoli and peanut sauce. 



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