First, please know that we hope you’re safe. We’re doing fine. Colleen’s with her family in NYC doing her best to keep her almost 2-year-old entertained while trying to figure out what to make with the 2 pounds of polenta flour she hastily bought from a nearly empty grocery store shelf. Scott and Bertina are busy moving apartments (bad timing!) and equipping their kitchen with its low-fiber meal-making essentials. As if things weren’t challenging enough, they are potty training their 2-year-old, which is beginning to feel like a mistake. 

Regardless, we’re ready to stay inside for as long as needed to flatten this curve. 

We put together this blog post to share resources that might help you or someone you know get through this intense time. 

 

BOOKMARK THESE RECIPE RESOURCES 

America’s Test Kitchen put together their favorite practical home-cooking resources to help you plan, shop, and cook for yourself and your loved ones during this unpredictable time. Colleen has yet to make a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen that she doesn’t love.  

Once a month meals. Freezing homemade meals will allow you to enjoy fresh food throughout this crisis while limiting your trips to the grocery store. Search this site for freezer-friendly recipes. Include “free” in your search since many of these recipes are for members only. 

Simple Green Smoothies. Become a smoothie-making expert while boosting your immune system. Not sure if smoothies are OK for your gut? Check out our IBD Smoothie Guide.

 

HOW TO STAY ACTIVE AND REDUCE STRESS FROM HOME

NYP Wellbeing Video and Audio. De-stress with one of these free videos from New York Presbyterian’s Center for Integrative Health & Wellbeing. 

Insight Timer offers a library of more than 30k FREE guided meditations. Meditation improves gut health and reduces anxiety. If you don’t meditate already, now’s a good time to start. 

Down Dog is making all of their apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – FREE until April 1st.

 

ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS WHILE FREEING UP TIME FOR YOURSELF

Days with Gray offers easy toddler and preschool activities that help kids create, and busy moms thrive. 

Rock ‘N Learn Fun Learning provides entertaining and educational videos for toddlers and kids up through fifth grade. Videos include baby’s first words, preschool videos, nursery rhymes, favorite kids’ songs, and videos for learning many languages. You’ll also find videos for reading, math, and science. 

 

VISIT BROADWAY, NATIONAL PARKS AND MUSEUMS WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Here’s 33 National Park Tours You Can Take Virtually From The Comfort Of Your Home

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

 

If you have a resource to share with our community, please post include it in a comment below or email us at hello@wellnessbyfood.com. Let’s support one another. 

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