Preparing for COVID19: Recipes to Make at Home

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It’s a hard time right now, with the Coronavirus hitting the world including our beautiful state, Washington! Our children’s schools are closed until end of April, business’ are temporarily closing and everyone is beginning to quarantine themselves at home. It’s going to hugely impact the restaurant business’, sadly! It’s a tough decision each individual will have to make, because I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting local and small business’ but also in the importance of your health and wellbeing.

Chances are you’ll be cooking and eating at home a lot more over the next couple weeks to months. Maybe you’ll be looking for recipes to make with your kids for school projects, you need some new ideas, or you’re looking for healthier recipes? I’m sharing all our favorite family-friendly, healthy, restaurant copycats or something to satisfy that sweet tooth.


100 Family Friendly Veggie Recipes

A round up of 100 different vegetable recipes that are family-friendly, I guarantee you’ll find something to make and enjoy here.

84 Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Summer Recipes

Although it may not be summer yet, these recipes would be good year round and the instant pot and slow cooker make cooking so easy and convenient.

A big list of summer recipes perfect for the slow cooker and instant pot, 84 different recipes!!

Over 30 Picnic Recipes

Whether it’s picnic season for you or not, so many great recipes here. If it’s not quite warm enough to picnic outside, it’s almost as fun to picnic inside. And National Picnic Day is April 23, so be sure to pin this round up post.

Salads, Entrees, and Dessert recipes that are perfect for a picnic.

30+ Honey Recipes

Honey is great for the immunity, just what we need during this #Covid19 and allergy season! Here’s over 30 recipes that contain honey.

A list of over 30 Honey Recipes; desserts, dressings, entrees, and more.

Homemade Butter

Sure there probably won’t be a shortage on butter anytime soon, but this recipe would be great for a school lesson and taste amazing!

How to easily make your own homemade butter in the food processor in 5 minutes and only 3 ingredients!

Basic White Bread in Machine

One of my most popular posts is this easy to make basic white bread in a bread machine! If you own a bread machine, stock up on the ingredients and you don’t have to worry about stocking up on bread from the store. Fresh bread is always so much better anyway.

Recipe for basic white bread in a bread machine!

Watermelon, Feta & Mint salad

This salad is delicious, easy to make and healthy. An older child(or younger with supervision) could easily make on their own. And it’ll remind you of summer.

Delicious, easy and fresh Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad

Healthy Flavored Water

This water taste amazing any day of the year, it’s cool and refreshing. It’s an upgrade from plain water and much healthier than any other drink. Keep a pitcher full in the fridge and maybe it’ll help with the boredom hunger.

Make a pitcher of healthy flavored water.

Crunchy Asian Salad w/Kale

This salad is very colorful and taste great, makes a great side for lunch or dinner and there’s a higher chance kids will eat it because it has top ramen in it.

Enjoy this Crunchy Asian Salad with Kale at your next barbecue or potluck!

Restaurant Style Refried Beans

Are you going to miss those yummy refried beans from your local restaurant? I’ve got a simple hack to make a can of refried beans taste like the restaurants.

Get Mexican Restaurant Style Refried Beans at home with only two ingredients

Mushroom Zucchini Chicken

Looking for a Panda Express mushroom zucchini chicken copy cat? This ones very easy and good. The whole family will like.

Easy delicious recipe for Mushroom Zucchini Chicken

Best Meat Loaf

This meat loaf is my absolute favorite, you can hide veggies and the whole family will love it.

The best meat loaf recipe, that's full of flavor, hidden veggies and easy.

Cajun Jambalaya

Jambalaya is so easy to make from scratch and will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Another plus it’s a one pot meal!

Cajun Jambalaya, one pot dish and gluten free

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole is a favorite in our house, it’s easy to make and you could easily skip the spicy or veggies if you’re kid won’t eat them. You could also make a casserole for friend or family, because it reheats great.

This recipe for Chicken Enchilada Casserole is full of flavor, the whole family will love, not spicy, and easy to make.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another kid favorite cookie, perfect to make for a school project, enjoy some and freeze the rest.

The traditional chocolate chip cookie is a favorite for many but with this one added ingredient will make them even better!

Earth Day Cookies

These would be perfect to make for a science project, or maybe you’re centering a school day in with Earth Day which lands in April. I’ve also some eco-friendly posts if you’d like to learn more about the subject and a post about ways to celebrate Earth Day.

Celebrate Earth Day with making some Earth Cookies!

Healthy Granola Bars

These granola bars taste so yummy, perfect for a homeschool morning or snack. You could make them for a science project and your children could add ingredients to their liking.

These Granola Bars taste amazing and are full of healthy ingredients!

Best Sugar Cookies

We love sugar cookies here, they taste amazing and they can be decorated for any occasion. Make some spring/summer cookies to brighten your day, outdoor space cookies, math themed cookies, ect.

Recipe for the best sugar cookies around!

Zucchini, Apple, & Carrot Muffins

I absolutely love these muffins, they are great for breakfast or a snack. Full of veggies, not too sweet, perfect for on the good, or reheated with a little butter.

These Zucchini, Apple, Carrot Muffins are amazing and perfect for breakfast, snack or a dessert.


Stay safe and healthy friends! And remember to do what you feel is best for you and your family, whether that’s eating only from home or still eating out at food establishments.

If you’re looking for more recipes, please continue looking, I’ve got so many more here.


Recipes to make at home; preparing for #Covid19

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