Here are a few of the items that I have been keeping on-hand all the time. All of these items keep well for a very long time. From the following list, you can make several recipes, and I am including them below.
You will find that you eat out less and spend a lot less money on convenience items if you always have something around that you can just throw together for dinner. If this idea helps you out, or if you have more go-to recipe ideas, let me know in the comment section!
Black beans x2
Apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
Frozen ground beef
Pasta (any kind)
Cherry pie filling
Easy Vegan Chili (or you can add ground beef)
Spaghetti (spaghetti, marinara, ground beef)
Mexican Rice (oil, rice, salt, garlic powder, tomato sauce)
Black bean & salsa soup
Dump into a pot:
1 can corn (with water from can)
1 can black beans (with water)
16 oz. salsa
1 T. broth of choice
1 t. cumin
1 t. hot sauce
Heat on medium until warm and garnish with corn chips
I try to keep cheesecake mix on hand for unexpected company. It only takes 5 minutes to mix and an hour to chill.
If you keep a lot of veggies on hand, you can use them to throw together a salad, stir-fry, or lazy pizza (any kind of oven-baked bread or tortilla, topped with tomato sauce, cheese, ground beef, spices, and fresh veggies). You can also add them to rice, quinoa, or pasta for a quick nutritional boost.