Four More Savory Pantry Recipes

On Sunday, Pres. Trump announced that the current rules for safe social distancing are going to continue until at least the end of April. The guidelines are for everyone’s safety — especially people with underlying health problems, including blood sugar concerns, and older people. Staying away from other people, and only going to the stores when it is essential, has been hard for many people, both emotionally and on diets.
 
When you are stuck at home, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of eating unhealthy foods because it’s there, and you are bored and anxious. It is also tricky to cook with just what is in your pantry. In our continued effort to help our customers and followers through this crisis, we have been sharing recipes you can cook from your cupboard. Feel free to make substitutes with whatever you have available, these recipes are pretty versatile!
 

Crustless Quiche

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We love quiche, in part people you can really use whatever veggies, meat or cheese you have on hand. But, the crust of a quiche frequently has a lot of carbs. Finding a good recipe for one without a crust always makes us happy! This recipe has only five ingredients, plus spices. A slice has 235 calories and one gram of carbs. Get the recipe.
 

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

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When you’re stuck inside, it can be hard to motivate yourself to eat fruits and veggies. We all want to go for comfort foods instead. That’s why we like this recipe. The garlic and red pepper in this recipe make the broccoli really tasty and more exciting than just steamed or boiled. Broccoli lasts a long time in the fridge, and garlic lasts even longer. This means there is a very good chance you still have some in your fridge! If you don’t have red pepper flakes, just add a sprinkle of whatever hot spice you have in your home. A serving has 53 calories and 6.4 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
 

Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce

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This is hearty and tasty. If you tried the drinking apple cider vinegar craze, you probably still have it in your house. If you don’t, try using lemon juice instead, it will give you a very similar flavor profile. This is another recipe with only five ingredients. It’s not a fast recipe—it takes around 45 minutes. But, if you are stuck in the house, a longer cooking time can be great: it’s an activity. A serving has 269 calories and seven grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
 

Baked Buffalo Chicken

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This chicken recipe is the highest in carbs, but it is a delicious meal. With all sports canceled, there has been no excuse for game day buffalo chicken dip. This is a healthier alternative. Using different types of flour, you can lower the amount of carbs in the dish if you wish. This chicken is packed with flavor, and a nice meal can be a huge boost when you’re stuck indoors. A serving has 277 calories and 18 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
 
These recipes can bring some delicious flavors to your kitchen table soon. Remember, if you are at higher risk for COVID-19, consider having your groceries delivered, or asking a younger or healthier friend to shop for you. Additionally, many people have offered to bring groceries to older people or folks with underlying health conditions. Reach out to your grocery store and see if they have special shopping hours or if you can have your food brought to your home.

March 31, 2020
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