Quarantine Cuisine
April 13, 2020

Happy Monday, you guys! A little later than promised, but I wanted to share what I’ve been up to in the kitchen over the last few weeks. I have to give all blog post title credit to my girlfriend Liz, she has been sharing all of her meals on Instagram via #QuarantineCuisine and I loved it for the title. Matt and I have been using the time home to cook a bunch, try new meals and whip up old favorites. I also like meals that I can make parts ahead of time during Logan’s naps so then I don’t have everything at once after he goes to bed for the night. Anyways, without further ado, here is my latest Quarantine Cuisine.

Skinny Orange Chicken

Skinny Orange Chicken – This recipe turned out so well and was such a hit I have made it twice so far (especially since I already had the main ingredients on hand after the first time). It is from SkinnyTaste, I have followed her for years and love so many of her recipes (you will see another below). Simple, easy and she always posts healthier versions of a naughtier dish like this one. I did add a can of water chestnuts and roasted broccoli (toss in olive oil and roast on 425 until slightly brown and crispy – about 20min) and served over rice. You could also sub the rice for cauliflower rice if wanting to be extra healthy!

Skinny Jalapeño Popper Chicken + Two Bean Salad – I first made this chicken dish for Matt YEARS ago and it remains one of his favorites. To be honest I forgot about it until we were chatting what to do with the chicken we had for dinner that was a little different. Just a tip, make sure you soak your toothpicks in water for a bit before securing the chicken, this way they wont burn in the oven. Both of these recipes are also by SkinnyTaste and incredibly easy to make and are great leftovers! If you have a little one, I served Logan some of the two bean salad the next day for lunch and he loved it.I picked out the black beans, chickpeas and avocado.

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait – Not quite a recipe, but I have been making this for breakfast a lot and thought I would share what I put in mine to keep it healthy, but jazz it up a bit!

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla
  • Berries (any I have on hand)
  • Raw honey – drizzle
  • Pistachios – I enjoy a little salty/sweet action
  • Granola – I try and look for a brand with the least amount of sugar and more natural ingredients
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