Here's a list of canned ingredients to always keep stocked up in your pantry to make sure that there's always something to start cooking with! Trying to figure out what to cook for dinner each night is less daunting when you know your pantry is stocked with all the ingredients for a quick and easy meal.
Cans to have in your pantry
Definitely one of the most reached-for of all the canned goods! There's no protein or vege dish that can't take a little acidic hit from our friends the canned tomatoes. Plus, they last much longer than fresh ones so you can experience that tomato-y goodness all year round.
Our recipes that include canned tomatoes:
Pams pasta sauce
Recipes that include pasta sauce:
Canned fish is so versatile! It's economical, convenient, tasty and comes packed in a variety of sizes. There are numerous fish varieties to choose from, with tuna and salmon most readily available.
Having canned fish stocked in your pantry, allows you to have a quick and easy lunch on hand that can be a good source of calcium.
Lentils are low in fat, extremely nutrient-dense, and affordable to buy. Here are 5 reasons why a can of lentils are great to have stocked up in your pantry:
1. They're high in protein
2. They're a good source of folic acid
3. Full of fibre
4. Great source of iron
5. They're high in magnesium
We know that everyone loves fresh vegetables but there is a time and place for canned veggies. It's an easy way to add more vegetables into your diet and can be a real dinner saver when fresh versions might be too expensive or out of season.
Here are some of our favourite canned veggies:
- Green Beans
It is always good to have foods in your pantry that have a long shelf life. It is important to store rice in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. White, jasmine, wild, basmati, and arborio rice are low in oil which means they have an indefinite shelf life. However, brown rice is higher in oil so it will spoil faster than its white counterparts.
Oats are a fantastic staple to keep in stock at home. You can use oats for:
Canned chickpeas, black beans, cannellini and kidney beans
Canned beans are affordable, convenient, and don't spoil easily. They can provide the essential nutrients that are comparable to their fresh or frozen counterparts.