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Meals using pantry staples
When your cupboards are less than well-stocked, the temptation to order take out is even stronger. We love a night in with takeout and Netflix, but regularly ordering food delivery is not the best option for your health or finances. The good news is you don’t need a fully stocked fridge to make tonight’s dinner.
The bag of flour sitting in your pantry can transform into some of our favourite dishes, including pasta, pancakes and pierogies. All three of these dishes use basic ingredients found in most kitchens and can be customized using what you have on hand—try using jam to make sweet pierogies, or use up that can of tomatoes with a simple pasta sauce.
So instead of ordering take out, get your hands in some flour and keep it simple with Life’s Simple Ingredient.
With how good they taste, you’d think these noodles would use more than just three ingredients, and with 10 grams of protein per serving, egg noodles are a great way to work protein into a pasta dish. Mix with your favourite jar of pasta sauce, or try a basic sauce recipe.
These fluffy flapjacks aren’t just for morning time, they’re perfect for lunch and dinner as well. This recipe uses whole wheat flour, and at 5g of fibre per serving, you’ll be feeling full until your next meal. We love them with classic maple syrup, but if you’re looking to try something new, serve with yogurt and fruit.
The ultimate comfort food, these homemade pierogies are just like Baba’s. With the option to go sweet or savoury, and a simple five-ingredient base dough, the options are limitless! We recommend trying a classic potato and onion for the main course,and filling some with your favourite jam for dessert.