Family Meal Ideas During Quarantine

2.04.2020
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This is a great time to try some new recipes because you might have more time to search up some recipes and add a few to your repertoire when life gets back to normal.

Here are some suggestions!

Meal 1:  You can make all 3 items at the same time.  The pork chops in the oven, potatoes in the air fryer, and veggies on the stovetop.

Baked Pork Chops
Air fryer French fries
Green beans (or veggie of choice) on skillet

Meal 2:  Stir Fry is a great way to use up any veggies you have in the fridge. Throw them in the wok or skillet!

Stir Fry
You can add whatever protein you have: Steak, chicken, shrimp
Pair with Brown or Wild Rice

Meal 3:  A Mexican meal of chicken enchiladas.  A great way to use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken.  Make a veggie on the side to round out the meal.

Chicken Enchiladas

 

Other tips:
Use your kitchen gadgets to get creative:

Slow cookers/crock pot

If you haven’t used yours in a while, dust it off and put it to use.  Excellent way to cook without cooking!  The meal can cook all day while you are home schooling!

Slow cooker recipes here!

Instant Pots
If you don’t have one yet, you need to get one!!! Check out the myriad of things you can do in an Instant Pot!

Instant Pot recipes here!

Air Fryers
I love love love the air fryer! So many different things you can do. If your kids are craving French fries, this is the best (and healthiest) way to get them!

Air Fryer recipes here!

 

Tara Collingwood
MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N
Tara is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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