Having a well-stocked pantry or cupboard is essential for making quick, healthy meals on the fly when you’re too busy/poor to go out and shop.
Some great go-to’s to have on hand include:
Whole grain pasta
Canned beans (garbanzo, kidney, pinto, black)
Plenty of spices
Having stuff like this around means you can quickly throw something together for dinner when you get home and not even have to stop at the grocery store.
Using an oven-safe pan, sautee a chopped onion and a few chopped cloves of garlic in olive oil with plenty of nice spices like cumin, coriander, paprika and chili pepper flakes.
Add one cup rice and keep stirring for approximately 5 minutes.
Add one can of tomatoes, one can of water, a vegetable stock cube and any other veggies you like (canned or whatever fresh you have on hand).
You can add one of those cans of beans too, if you like.
Keep stirring until the stock cube is melted in.
Cover and pop in a pre-heated 350°F oven for 30 minutes.
Hey presto — you’ve just made red rice with veggies, and you didn’t even have to stop at the store and shop.