7 deliciously simple meals from the pantry

Whip up a flavourful meal with ingredients you already have at home
No bake peanut butter granola bars

No time for a grocery run? Try these quick and easy dietitian-approved recipes that combine fresh ingredients with pantry staples from our recipe partner CanolaInfo.org 

Baked eggs in ramekin dishes 

Mexican baked eggs on black beans

Pantry ingredients: Canola oil, onion, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, low-sodium black beans, low-sodium diced tomatoes, eggs

Accompany with fresh salsa and a mixed dark green salad for a simple, yet impressive brunch idea. Get the recipe.


Tortilla with lentils, cheddar cheese and sour cream 

Lentil burritos

Pantry ingredients: Split red lentils, canola oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, tortillas, salsa

This makes a satisfying vegetarian lunch with a touch of heat. Get the recipe


Plate with cajun garlic chicken thigh, mashed potato and salad 

Cajun garlic chicken

Pantry ingredients: Canola oil, onion, garlic, flour, reduced-sodium chicken broth, thyme, pepper.

This is definitely a “slow-simmered” skillet of comfort! Tender pieces of chicken are smothered in a rich, brown, garlicky onion sauce. Get the recipe



Salmon patty on plate with sliced cucumber and lemon wedges 

Salmon and quinoa patties

Pantry ingredients: Canola oil, quinoa, eggs, onion, green relish

Delicious, simple and healthy. Enjoy these patties accompanied with grilled vegetables, on whole grain rolls. Get the recipe



Barley with caramelized vegetables 

Barley with caramelized vegetables

Pantry ingredients: Low-sodium vegetable broth, canola oil, barley, onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, pepper.

A delicious way to incorporate vegetables into dinner. Toasting the barley brings out its great flavour. Get the recipe


Two granola bars on a yellow napkin  

No bake peanut butter granola bars

Pantry ingredients: Low-fat granola cereal, brown rice cereal, quick-cook oats, almonds, dried cranberries or blueberries, honey, peanut butter, canola oil, vanilla extract

Perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack, these granola bars are healthy and delicious. Get the recipe



Wheatberry and chopped apple in a bowl 

Wheat berry and apple salad

Pantry ingredients: Canola oil, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, honey, ginger, wheat berries. 

This whole-grain side dish offers crunch with a refreshing taste. Get the recipe


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