Many of us will have to stay at home during the COVID-19 epidemic. This means that home cooking is becoming more important. It can be difficult to find recipes that make sense for cooking for two. You may also wonder how to make your hard work pay off in the kitchen. These recipes are simple, nutritious meals that can be prepared for two. While some recipes make more than one serving, we love that they can be made into leftovers. We made sure to include recipes that you can easily make with pantry staples, which are usually still readily available at most grocery stores.
1. Brown Rice Congee With Chicken, Edamame, and Crispy Mushrooms
You can ease into quarantine cooking by making a simple and delicious rice bowl. Congee is essentially a risotto that has been boiled to make a porridge-like consistency. This makes a quick lunch for two if you have some pantry staples such as frozen edamame or dehydrated Shiitake mushrooms or leftover roast kulinarika chicken or chicken.
Our Brown Rice Congee recipe with Chicken, Edamame, and Crispy Mushrooms is available.
2. Oatmeal with Peanut Butter, Banana and Oatmeal
This recipe makes 4 servings of incredibly satisfying and hearty oatmeal. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator so you have another breakfast on the table for later in the week.
3. Instant Pot Tilapia With Vegetables
Tilapia can be prepared quickly and easily. The pressure cooker takes only 8 minutes to make this simple recipe with fresh or frozen tilapia. It doesn’t get any healthier than steaming fish and vegetables.
4. Butternut Squash Soup
You can make this recipe with a can coconut milk and butternut squash. It’s a wonderful thing to make soup when cooking for two. You can freeze it and have enough food to last you 2 meals.
5. Spicy Turkey Meatballs and Sweet Potato Fries
A pound of minced turkey, several sweet potatoes and enough water will provide the perfect amount of food to feed you and your loved ones. You can substitute any dry spices for meatballs and use breadcrumbs instead of almond meal. Sweet potato fries are lighter than regular fries so you can still eat healthy, even if you feel like you’re ordering fast food.