This new era of social distancing means you’ve probably cut back on your regular grocery shopping routine. But the good news is you can still eat nutritious, appetizing meals without resorting to take out every night. If you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a collection of Lifespan Living recipes that mainly require items from your pantry.

Easy Baked Oatmeal

A healthy breakfast is a great way to kick start your metabolism and get ready for the day. Our vegan baked oatmeal includes oats, frozen blueberries, almond milk, and a few other items you may already have on hand. This recipe only requires combining some ingredients and popping them in the oven.

Homemade Granola

Healthy snacks can be a life saver when you’re at home all day. The granola you see on grocery store shelves is often loaded with sugar and preservatives, so making your own is the way to go. Our recipe uses real oats and nuts, with natural sweetening from honey or maple syrup.

Barley-Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for a filling, healthy entrée for the whole family, look no further than this scrumptious soup that relies on canned tomatoes, barley, and lentils. The vegetables can be canned or frozen, and the fresh herbs can easily be swapped for their dried counterparts.

Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

Delicious as a side or a main course, our black bean, corn, and quinoa salad is chock full of healthy protein that won’t weigh you down. Swap in frozen corn and canned tomatoes for the fresh ingredients and you’ve got yourself an easy cupboard meal.

Pressure Cooker Lentil Stew

If you’ve caught on to the pressure cooker trend and bought an Instant Pot or similar electric pressure cooker, check out our super easy and healthy red lentils. Ten minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of pressure cooking get you fabulous results.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars

Perfect as an after-dinner treat or a mid-afternoon snack, these no-bake chocolate almond bars need only some time in the refrigerator and are sure to be a hit with the whole family. 

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