Like everything else in your life, our regular weekly meal plans are hitting pause right now. We’re not running to the grocery every time we run out of something, and we’re trying to be really conscientious about using what’s in our pantry before we buy more food. So, the idea of throwing 5 recipes at you that you might not have ingredients for at home doesn’t seem practical. And we like practical.

(Of course, if you want to get a full meal plan, you can always look back through our meal plan archives. There’s plenty there to browse through.)

Instead, we’re going to share some of our best tips for making tasty meals the family will like during this time. We hope they help! Stay strong, and stay home. We can do this.

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Meal planning tip: Find recipes based on what you have at home with the Tasty recipe app

This week’s tip: Find easy recipes based on what you already have in your pantry.

The obvious first tip is use what you have. We wrote up six of our favorite websites that give you recipes for ingredients you have in your pantry so you can find a good recipe quickly—because the kids are probably hungry again already.

But other pro-tip is to just go to your favorite recipe blogs and search by an ingredient you have ready, then find something that works with what you have on hand. If you need to make a minor adjustment to the recipe, don’t be afraid. Hey, maybe now’s your time to shine as a home chef. Or, maybe you just need to get something, anything, on the table. It’s okay. You’re doing your best.

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