Shelf Stable Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Join Registered Dietitian Paige Foote, as she explores lunch and dinner recipes using shelf-stable ingredients. Reduce your risk of exposure by downloading our recipes below and stocking up at the store with these pantry-friendly ingredients. Try these recipe ideas in your kitchen, and tell us what you think!

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

This soup is as easy as it is tasty. The star of the show is shelf-stable ingredient lentils, an affordable plant-based protein source that features many nutrients including iron and magnesium. All you need is some pantry staples and an Instant Pot or slow cooker to throw it together in a pinch. Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of this vegetarian friendly soup, as well as great alternative ingredients to substitute when your pantry is low.

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Salmon Fried Rice

Did you know that you can meet your weekly omega-3 needs from just two servings of fatty fish per week? Salmon is an excellent source of this heart and brain healthy fat. This recipe features shelf-stable canned salmon, colorful vegetables, and hearty brown rice to give you a balanced and tasty meal that you can make in under 30 minutes. Check out this video to learn more about how fried rice can be healthy, as well as great substitute ingredients.

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Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili

In the mood for comfort food? This shelf-stable chili recipe has the indulgent taste you're looking for, but also offers delicious plant-based protein with canned beans. Canned tomatoes are also a good source of the antioxidant, lycopene. It has been shown to help reduce inflammation and protect our bodies against certain conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of this vegan-friendly vegetarian meal, as well as great alternative ingredients.

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