10 Recipes With 5 Ingredients Already in Your Pantry

Fruity Oats Porridge

I’ll be honest with you… I’m not a stockpiler… which means that as shelves are emptied due to the panic of COVID19, I’ve had to adjust what I’m making to things I already have in my pantry. I’ve received a lot of messages lately of people asking how they can stay on top of eating healthy with so limited food options. That’s why I decided to whip up 10 recipes that you can make today, using ingredients that you already have in your pantry. 

Let me know which ones are your favorite. I absolutely love getting social with you, so make sure you take a picture and tag me if you share it on Instagram (@nathaliamelofit). 

Let’s get cooking! 

10 Recipes with 5 Ingredients Already in your Pantry

Fresh Strawberry Juice

Fresh Strawberry Juice with 5 Ingredients

 

Servings: 3

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 drops liquid stevia
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients and 2 cups of chilled water and pulse until pureed finely.
  2. Through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, strain the juice and transfer into serving glasses.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 31

Fat: 0.3g

Sat Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 7.4g

Fiber: 1.9g

Sugar: 4.7g

Protein: 0.6g

Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

Tomato and Mozzerella Salad

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1½ pounds mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, as required

Instructions:

  1. In a salad bowl, add all the ingredients and toss to coat well.
  2. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 114

Fat: 9.9g

Sat Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fiber:1.5g

Sugar: 3.2g

Protein: 3.1g

Avocado Soup

Avocado Soup

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, chopped roughly
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, as required

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, add the broth and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. In a blender, add the avocadoes, 1/3 cup of cilantro and garlic and pulse until chopped finely. 
  4. Add 1 cup of the chicken broth and pulse until smooth. 
  5. Transfer the avocado mixture into the pan of remaining simmering broth and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in the salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  7. Serve immediately with the garnishing of remaining cilantro. 

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 163

Fat: 14g

Sat Fat: 3g

Carbohydrates: 6.5g

Fiber: 4.5g

Sugar: 0.8g

Protein: 4.5g

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, as required
  • 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, neck and giblets removed

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except the chicken and mix well.
  2. Add the chicken and coat with the mixture generously.
  3. Refrigerate to marinate overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  5. Remove the chicken from the bowl and arrange in a roasting pan.
  6. Coat the chicken with marinade.
  7. With a kitchen string, tie the legs and tuck the wings back under the body. 
  8. Roast for about 10 minutes. 
  9. Now, reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F and roast for about 1½ hours.
  10. Remove from the oven and place the chicken onto a cutting board for about 10 minutes before carving.
  11. With a sharp knife, cut the chicken into desired sized pieces and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 487

Fat: 16.7g

Sat Fat: 3.6g

Carbohydrates: 0.9g

Fiber: 0.2g

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 79g

Roasted Apples

Warm Roasted Apples

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 tart apples, cored
  • ¼ cup coconut oil softened
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fill each apple with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  3. Sprinkle with spices evenly.
  4. Arrange the apples onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 12-18 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 240

Fat: 14.1g

Sat Fat: 11.8g

Carbohydrates: 32.7g

Fiber: 6.6g

Sugar: 23.3g

Protein: 0.7g

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milk

Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large frozen bananas, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups chilled milk

Instructions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, add all ingredients and pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour the milkshake into serving glasses and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 253
Fat: 9g
Sat Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 39g
Fiber: 4.80g
Sugar: 23.2g
Protein: 9.5g

Fruity Oats Porridge

Fruity Oats Porridge

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup dry steel-cut oats
  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, add the water and oats over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. 
  4. Stir in the mashed banana.
  5. Top with berries and almonds and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 193
Fat: 7.5g
Sat Fat: 0.7g
Carbohydrates: 28.4g
Fiber: 5.2g
Sugar: 7.9g
Protein: 5.8g

Peanut Butter Waffles

Peanut Butter Waffles Recipe

Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat mini waffle iron and then grease it.
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and 1 teaspoon of water and beat until well combined. 
  3. Place half of the mixture into preheated waffle iron and cook for about 4 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  5. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 195
Fat: 11.8g
Sat Fat: 3.2g
Carbohydrates: 15.6g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 13.7g
Protein: 9.2g

Stuffed Beef Burgers

Stuffed Beef Burger Recipe

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds minced beef 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

  1. For burgers: in a bowl, add the beef, salt, and black pepper and mix until well combined.
  2. Make 8 equal-sized patties from the mixture.
  3. Arrange the patties onto a plate and refrigerate until using.
  4. In a frying pan, add the spinach over medium-high heat and cook, covered for about 2 minutes or until wilted.
  5. Drain the spinach and set aside to cool. 
  6. With your hands squeeze the spinach to extract the liquid completely.
  7. Place the spinach onto a cutting board and then, chop it. 
  8. In a bowl, add the chopped spinach and both cheese and mix well.
  9. Place about ¼ cup of the spinach mixture in the center of 4 patties and top each with the remaining 4 patties.
  10. With your fingers, press the edges firmly to seal the filling.
  11. Then, press each patty slightly to flatten.
  12. Heat a lightly, greased grill pan over medium-high heat and cook the patties for about 5-6 minutes per side.
  13. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 340
Fat: 12g
Sat Fat: 4.8g
Carbohydrates: 0.8g
Fiber: 0.3g
Sugar: 0.1g
Protein: 54g

Broccoli Soup

Easy Brocoli Soup Recipe

Servings: 5
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 20 ounces small broccoli florets
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. In a large soup pan, add the broth and broccoli over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. 
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered for about 5-7 minutes. 
  3. Stir in the cheese and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Stir in the salt, black pepper and cream and cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 426
Fat: 32.9g
Sat Fat: 20.2g
Carbohydrates: 9.8g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 2.9g
Protein: 24.5g

I love the challenge of creating new recipes for you guys. I hope these recipes help you to stay inspired in your kitchen, even when you can’t get all of the things that you’re used to. Remember, whenever you make one of these, be sure to tag a photo and tag me on Instagram (@nathaliamelofit). We can all get social during this period of social distancing. 

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