14 days self-isolation and quarantine meal

14 days of dinners for a self-insulation or home quarantine including a shopping list, serving suggestions, some freezes extra for later settings and replacements.

We all have a lot going on and want to do everything to limit exposure, especially to vulnerable groups of people. Whether you are already quarantining or just trying to limit your exposure, we are here to help you with delicious dinners that do not leave you feeling like you are eating from the pantry.

We chose hand from our favorite recipes to give you 14 days of dinners that focus on freezing meats, pantries and frozen vegetables. Some of these recipes need no modification, and others may require replacement of fresh products for frozen. Omit ingredients where needed and be creative with what you have available to make these work for you.

It is important to have breakfast, lunch and snacks in mind with meal planning and shopping lists, but because these meals can rely heavily on shelf-stable cereals, bread, (can last a long time in the freezer!), Nut butter and oats, we will focus on dinner in our meal plan. If you is looking for breakfast suggestions, our light pancake mix is ​​great for making and storing large portions and you just add water when you're ready to cook

Day 1: Best baked lemon pepper chicken

Lemon pepper chicken breast on lemon slices on a white plate

SERVER WITH: frozen, preserved or fresh vegetables and slightly cheesy rice pilaf

This has a super fast preparation time and can be ready start to finish in less than 40 minutes. Frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts can be thawed in the fridge ahead of time, in an airtight bag in a bowl of cold water or even in the microwave on defrost. If you do not have lemons available, you can always use a bottle of lemon juice. We like to turn on lemons when on sale, juice them immediately and freeze in either iced trays or glass balls. No need to decorate with fresh parsley. You can simply omit or replace with dried parsley.

Day 2: Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup in storage pot

SERVER WITH: Try making your own homemade French bread. It only requires a few pantry staples.

There is something about a bowl of chicken noodle soup that just makes you feel better and really warms your soul. It's also a great way to use the canned vegetables you keep, & # 39; in case. & # 39; You can use fresh, frozen or canned vegetables in this soup and whatever chicken you have on hand. Bonus: you can also make this in the slow cooker!

Day 3: The best tuna

a serving of tuna stew on a white plate

SERVER WITH: This is a complete meal on your own. Fresh or canned fruits or a smoothie would be a good addition.

We love how easy this recipe is to change to work with what you have on hand. If you don't have egg noodles, you can use virtually any pasta form! We think this works best with a small or tubular paste, rather than long noodles: think pens, rigatoni or macaroni noodles. You can also use frozen dead onions, reconstituted and pre-chopped garlic. Don't have pancake bread crumbs? You can make bread crumbs from stale bread you already have on hand. Just pulse it in a food processor until it's the desired size crumbs and freeze in an airtight bag.

Day 4: Fried chicken

Roasted chicken with fresh rosemary and lemon slices on white serving platter

SERVER WITH: Add diced potatoes, carrot pieces (or baby carrots) and onion wedges to the pot for the last 40 minutes to make it a complete meal.

We always keep extra whole chickens available in the freezer, and this is our preferred way of cooking and roasting chicken. You can either cut and serve as is, or you can remove all the meat from the bird and use it as you please! The lemon and fresh rosemary add to the flavor, but if you don’t have access to them, you can just leave them out. Pro tip: shred and freeze any leftover chicken for later use.

Day 5: Pasta Carbonara

Pasta carbonara on a white plate

SERVER WITH: this is a complete meal, but you can always serve it with canned, frozen or fresh vegetables.

You get to eat so good tonight. This recipe is just delicious and it also draws from a lot of pantry and freezes staples! Bacon freezes and thaws so easily, and eggs have such a long life in the refrigerator. You might just be tempted to eat this every day.

Day 6: Classic No Fuss Chile

A cup of chili with cheese on top in white ceramic bowl

SERVER WITH: this is a complete meal, but can be served with tortilla chips, crème fraiche and grated cheese if you have it.

When you think of pantry, you probably think: beans. Chili is the perfect meal when eating from the pantry. We know you have a tube of ground beef somewhere in your freezer and the rest you can pick up from the pantry!

Day 7: Mom's chicken pots

Chicken pot with a slice removed and served on a white plate

SERVER WITH: this is a complete meal on your own.

We know you're desperate for good, old-fashioned comfort food at this point. Enter the chicken pot. Do you remember how we fried chicken a few days ago? You can easily do it again and use the shredded chicken here or boneless skinless chicken breast or even canned chicken. Get as creative as you want with the vegetables: If you don't have access to fresh vegetables, a bag of frozen, mixed vegetables is perfect in this! Pro tip: make two and freeze one for later use. It doesn't take much extra time or effort at all!

Day 8: 30 minutes Taco soup

Tacos soup with jalapeño cream fraiche and cheese on top in a white bowl

SERVER WITH: this is a complete meal, but can be served with tortilla chips, crème fraiche and grated cheese if you have it.

Tacos soup is assembled so quickly and easily and requires so many canned staples. Whether you start from scratch with dry beans or use canned, frozen broth or shelf-stable, it does not affect the taste and you will be excited about how this turns out! Just make sure to soften overnight and cook your beans first if you are starting from dry.

Day 9: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings in a crockpot

SERVER WITH: add a bag of frozen peas and carrots over the last 1-2 hours of cooking to make it a balanced meal.

We know you're hoping for a solid crockpot recipe, and here it is! If you're just not ready to make dumplings from scratch, you can always use frozen or refrigerated cookie dough. Just roll them thin and cut them into strips. Get ready in the morning and you'll have a super satisfying meal at noon.

Day 10: Homemade pizza

frozen pizza

SERVER WITH: pizza can be a complete meal all by yourself!

Pizza in the freezer makes everything better. Making a big batch and freezing for lunch will feel like such a time saver. Pepperoni freezes really well, but you're not limited to just that. BBQ chicken pizza? Amazing. Do you have access to fresh or frozen products? Saute onions, peppers, broccoli or one of your favorite vegetables.

Day 11: Old Fashioned Shepherd & # 39; s Pie

Shepherd's pie serving on a white plate

SERVER WITH: this is a complete meal on your own.

Shepherd's pie is so good and always leaves us leftovers for lunch the next day. Potatoes can last well while stored in cool, dry conditions, and if you do not have fresh potatoes, you can always use instant potatoes.

Day 12: Crispy Oven Baged Chicken Thighs

Crispy oven baked chicken thighs in white baking dish

SERVER WITH: Serve with frozen, canned or fresh vegetables. Try a simple pasta side dish like brown butter garlic herb paste.

Oven-baked chicken thighs only require a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand. It is hearty and flavorful and so easy to make. We're sure you'll keep coming back to this recipe.

Day 13: Light cooker Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese in a white stock with a spoon

SERVER WITH: frozen, canned or fresh vegetables

Mac and cheese is a kids favorite and when made from scratch, it is our favorite too! Did you know you can freeze cheese? If you freeze bags of pre-grated cheese, it can thaw extremely quickly, making it perfect for storing freezer food! Milk also freezes well, but you can also use reconstituted canned evaporated milk: just mix 1 part volume of evaporated milk with 1 1/2 parts water.

Day 14: Chicken and rice casserole

5 chicken thighs on top of rice in a white and red 9x13 pan

SERVER WITH: Serve with frozen, canned or fresh vegetables.

Chicken and Rice Casserole is a classic family favorite and a total comfort food. We love that it does not require much produced product and is really tasty when trying to eat from the pantry. We love this with thighs, but you can use whatever chicken pieces at home.

Side dishes

Some of these dishes are full meals themselves, but others may not be enough food for your family. Along with the recommendations under each recipe are some other pages to consider:


Starch (potatoes, rice, pasta):


Shopping list for 14-day self-insulation and home quarantine meal plan

See our printable shopping list here. First, buy your pantry, fridge and freezer, and check out what you already have. Then make sure to add any necessary substitutes, pages, breakfast and lunch to your personal shopping list as well.

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