Low Equipment Recipes

Chinese man  getting his pie out from microwave using protective glove in his kitchen

In the busy season of back to school after the winter break, planning and cooking meals can be just one extra task. One pot meals or low equipment, microwave meals can be a timesaver. There are many one pot meals here on the MA SNAP-Ed website. When searching on the recipe page, type in “slow cooker” to the search bar to find many different easy to make recipes. You will find recipes like this delicious lentil soup that are easy to prepare, low maintenance, and can serve many people. If you have access to an oven, sheet pan dinners can be a hit. This pizza recipe uses whatever ingredients you have on hand and cooks simply on one sheet pan.

Additionally, Jewish Family & Children’s Services and Project Bread collaborated to create Home Cooking Without a Kitchen, a cookbook filled with easy-to-use microwave-friendly meals. This cookbook gives you guidance on what is safe to put in a microwave. For example, you should never put metal in the microwave. It also offers step-by-step instructions on how to create a delicious meal from scratch using only a microwave. All the recipes in this book and on the MA SNAP-Ed site use ingredients you can purchase with your EBT card. Check out this page for some money-saving tips when you head out to buy the food to test out some of these new recipes.

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