COVID-19 Family Meal Tips


Apr 17, 2020
Here is a plethora of practical, easy, and delicious recipes from all aspects of the food industry. These could be a great way to add recipes to your family meal rotation!
  • Wakefern dietitians host a daily live segment at noon on their Instagram account sharing tips and preparing a recipe or two.  All of the recipes are simple and balanced, keeping low prep and cook time as well as healthfulness in mind.
  • Dorothy Lane Market has a monthly publication that is sent to customers each month that includes recipes, deals, and more.  You can see them all by clicking here.
  • Fareway’s dietitians understand that while spending more time at home, you have undoubtedly been purchasing more pantry staples. To help, they have compiled three easy, pantry staple recipes the whole family can enjoy! Discover these recipes and many more here:
  • Switch-up your breakfast routine with this simple and budget-friendly savory oatmeal recipe using just a few pantry staples from Giant Martins. Check it out here:
  • Coborn’s has developed a program to get your kids active in the kitchen.  You are encouraged to try out these recipes in your own kitchen with your kids!  
  • Easy family meal ideas to make with pantry and freezer staples with a list of 60-plus recipe ideas from Amy Gorin.
  • One upside of hunkering down during a pandemic for Dr. Joan Salge Blake is bringing family meals back as a daily ritual. 
  • Deanna Segrave and her 12-year old show their Better-For-You Muffin recipe that kids can help make with various options from your pantry and/or freezer!
  • This kid-friendly and mom-approved tater tot recipe, developed by Amy Myrdal Miller, includes carrots (Have A Plant!) and extra virgin olive oil instead of butter to make the tater tots extra crispy and tempting.
  • Kathleen Zelman’s favorite snack when she is at home all day is popcorn - it's a whole grain, crunchy, delicious and low in calories.
  • This blog post by Anne Mauney features a healthy pantry staples list and easy, throw-together 15-minute dinner ideas to make by combining pantry items with fresh or frozen ingredients.
  • This all in one, pantry staple heavy meal from Jenna Braddock will satisfy hearty appetites and are easily swappable. 
  • Chef Michelle Dudash shares her recipe for Pantry Spaghetti with Tuna, Spinach, and Garlic on "Indy Style" on WISH-TV.
  • Delicious family dinners are the glue that keeps families together during a pandemic and Sylvia Klinger’s Hispanic-themed recipes show the love, nutrition and amazing flavors and aromas that come from simple homemade meals.
  • Lauren Harris-Pincus shares her favorite Peanut Butter Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal packed with protein and heart-healthy fiber that can be prepped at night for a ready-to-go breakfast for the whole family on busy mornings. 
  • Families are turning to their pantry and healthy canned staples for quick and easy family meals ideas.  Here are a few recipes from Shari Steinbach, RD and the Michigan Bean Commission.
  • At Knorr®, we believe everyone should have access to affordable, good food. But sometimes, time is short and budgets are tight. That's why we've crafted our Dinners Under $10 In 10 Minutes, to help you cook delicious balanced meals, that you can feel good about, without breaking the bank.
  • Betty Crocker has thousands of recipes that encourage you to think outside the box including “12 Surprising Dinners that Start with Refried Beans” and “How to Make Stir Fry with Any Ingredients”.
  • Kraft Heinz has created thousands of recipes, as well as cooking tips and articles.  You can access them here:
  • Quaker has curated a site featuring delicious and inspiring recipes the whole family will love, from your morning oatmeal and beyond:
  • Campbell’s Kitchen has created hundreds of recipes to make family mealtime easy, such as Eggplant Steaks with Roasted Chickpeas & Tomato Balsamic Sauce, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde, Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce, Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup, Swedish Meatballs and many more.  Click the “join free” link on our home page to sign up to receive a delicious recipe newsletter delivered weekly, curated by the Campbell Kitchen team to help take the stress out of mealtime.
  • The National Fisheries Institute’s award-winning Dish on Fish is a lively and fun educational blog where seafood lovers can find delicious seafood recipes for everyday meals and every occasion. NFI grants permission to FMI members to use all images, recipes and blog content with appropriate attributions. 
  • Seafood Nutrition Partnership has designed recipes and outreach materials to emphasize seafood at all price points, ease of prep and cooking, and provide culturally relevant recipes — many of which feed a family of four for less than $10 and can be made in less than 15 minutes. 
  • Coleman Natural Foods wants to you go beyond the bun, make sausages sizzle at all meals of the day, and discover how bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore with their creative ways to use hot dogs, ham, kielbasa and bacon in recipes throughout the week. Get the recipes here.
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