Four Healthy Pantry Recipes

Everyone in the U.S. is eager for life to return to normal. Between concerns for our health, and the health of our loved ones and communities, we are feeling stress. People are concerned about jobs, about not getting enough exercise and about food. The supermarket is a crapshoot. There is no way of knowing if you are going to get what you need. For older people and people at a higher risk, supermarkets are opening their doors earlier than to the general public. But, even if what you want is on the shelf, many of us are concerned about the risk we face by merely going to the store. That’s why we have been focusing on recipes made from things you might already have.

It’s so easy, when you’re stuck at home, to feel bored. And stress can make you tired. A lot of folks are turning to snacks and frozen food and away from cooking, healthy, low-carb meals. But, we think that cooking and making food can actually be a soothing activity that’s good for the spirit!

Ham and Pickle Pinwheels

Image: Taste of Home

We really like this snack. In hard times we reach for treats, but they can derail our health goals. We’re trying our best to stick to real foods instead of this that come out of a box. The great thing about this recipe is that it makes use of the jar of pickles we have in the fridge. We love pickles on their own because of the satisfying crunch but, if you’re looking for something more substantial, these pinwheels might fit the bill! One pinwheel has 34 calories and one gram of carbs. But you won’t be able to eat just one, so keep that in mind! Get the recipe.

Sesame Shrimp

Image: Sugar Free Mom

If you’re anything like us, you might have a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer. And, while the grocery stores around us currently lack fresh seafood, frozen seafood is still in stock in our area. This tasty shrimp is seasoned with pantry stables and goes with whatever veggie you have on hand. We love its versatility and finding a use for the shrimp that have been languishing in our freezer! A serving has 221 calories and 4.7 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Bacon and Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Image: Julia’s Album

The Neuliven Health team are huge fans of winter squashes. It might be the end of the season, but we still have some left: the fridge life of squash is impressive. If you follow our blog, you might have spaghetti squash in your fridge too! These delicious, crispy fritters taste like an indulgent treat, but they’re made from staples. A serving is 161 calories and has seven grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Skillet Cabbage

Image: The Spruce Eats

We’re not always huge fans of cooked cabbage. We think it can be overwhelming. But a little vinegar brings a sharp note that lifts this recipe up. We also think it’s great with any meat you have. We have seen recipes for skillet cabbage with cream cheese, but we prefer this, lighter version. It pairs well with hotdogs — move over, sauerkraut. A serving has 132 calories and 15 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

To get more delicious pantry recipes, you can click here. Being stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t eat well!

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