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5 Recipes Featuring Kitchen Staples

Cook a delicious meal with the items you already have on hand

OK, so it’s been a week—maybe two—since your last trip to the grocery store. With dinnertime approaching, you take stock of what you have on hand only to discover a mix of staples. Any chance you can throw something together with that can of black beans in the pantry? Or transform those chicken breasts in the freezer into something entrée-worthy? In a word: Yes.

Check out the recipes below for some creative ways to create healthy fare out of a humble array of staples in your kitchen.

Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Combine the ingredients in this super-simple dish, then let your slow cooker do the work. 

Black Bean and Corn Salad

No time? No problem. This easy-to-make salad comes together in less than 15 minutes. Best of all, it works even if you’re missing an ingredient or two.

Herbed Soft Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please!

Tuna Salad With Chickpeas

Serving this on top of lettuce, wheat bread, or wheat crackers—whichever one you have on hand.

Instant Pot Lentils and Poached Eggs

Use a mix of veggies and seasonings to fancy up those dried legumes in your pantry.

 

 

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