Cooking during COVID-19

As we’re spending more time at home, why not take this time to whip up some nutritious (and delicious) meals!

Accredited Practising Dietitian, and DA Media Spokesperson Themis Chryssidis takes you through five recipes that the whole family will enjoy! They are quick and simple to make, using ingredients that are easy to source (and it is likely that you’ll have them in your pantry/fridge already!)

Whether you’re wondering what to do with lentils, looking for new ways to use bread that you have frozen, after something a little bit fancy, or just would prefer to not do too much washing up – then these are the dishes for you. Check out the clips below!

These videos have been developed in collaboration with Wellbeing SA, SA Health, CSIRO and DA. For more on eating well, visit the Wellbeing South Australia website: Open your world and connect with your local Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) via the ‘Find an APD’ webpage.

Making the most of lentils

Looking to use ingredients that you’ll easily find at your local grocer? Give these Butter Lentils a go!      (P.S. Check your pantry/fridge first – it’s likely you’ll have some of the ingredients already!)

What to do with frozen wholegrain bread

After a tasty mid-week lunch (or perhaps even a light dinner)? This chunky tuna and corn bruschetta is sure to hit the spot. It’s a great way to add a little life, and flavour to the bread you have stored in your freezer too.

A fancy feast to spice things up

This spiced beef with chilli beans and parsley sauce is sure to make you feel a little bit fancy! The best part is you can create a restaurant style dish in the comfort of your own home and it won’t break the budget.

Keep it simple and introduce new flavours

Flavour alert! This simple, six-ingredient broccoli pasta with basil pesto is sure to pack a flavour punch.

Prepare a family meal in just one pan

After something the whole family will enjoy? Whip up this chicken and chickpea cous cous paella! Not only will you create a delicious dish but recipe only uses one pan (so you can spend more time with the family, and less time washing up!).

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