Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply trying to eat more plant-based meals, there are several things you can do to make the whole cooking process easier. While a refrigerator with fresh fruits and veggies is obviously a must, it’s also important to keep your pantry stocked with basic staples. A well-stocked pantry will give you more options for cooking nutritious and delicious meals even when the fridge is looking rather empty. Or maybe when you’re tired after a hard day’s work and just want to whip up something quick and easy. Pantries should be filled with ingredients of dishes you can see yourself making over and over again. There’s no reason to fill a pantry with stuff that you never use. Instead, you should compile a list of shelf-stable items that are nutritious, versatile, easy-to-cook, and of course, tasty! Here are 20 meatless and dairy-free pantry staples that we think you should always have on hand!