Family Meals Made Easy with Fare Meals

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Family meals are a great way to bond as a unit. From helping to prepare the food to just sitting around the table and talking over dinner, family meals have a big impact on unity. They also have a big impact on health. Studies have shown that when families cook and eat together, they’re more likely to make healthier decisions, and their children are more likely to try new things. During the past few months, I’ve realized this more than ever. Before Covid-19 hit our country, I would say our family sat down altogether for a family meal, maybe three times a week. Now its been every single day, and I can see the difference it makes, and I know now that even when things do go back to semi-normal, this is one tradition I plan to keep moving forward.

Fare Meals by Arielle was already in the works before Covid-19 hit our country, but after seeing the socio-economic impact it had on everyone, founder, Arielle, decided to fast track her business plans and provide free resources and tools to help families make and serve meals that are more affordable, healthier, and easier to make. While the pandemic has changed a lot about the daily lives of families, what it hasn’t changed is that they want to feed their families healthy and affordable meals.

Fare Meals mission is to help people prepare family meals that fit within their life and budget, allowing them to continue to create nutritious meals while keeping their tastebuds and pocketbooks into account.

Fare Meals is an interactive healthy meal preparation resource for families designed to help them prepare and eat healthier meals while giving them an easy to understand estimate of cost and prep time. Using this format, Fare Meals allows families to meal plan and prep more easily, explore new recipes, and encourage children to try both new dishes and new ingredients.

The entire premise of Fare Meals and the delicious family meals that the site provides is based on three pillars, which dietitian and creator, Arielle, has made the basis of her approach to meal planning as a dietician. These pillars are affordability, health, and easy. Over her years as a dietician, Arielle has developed a community-based approach to her meal planning and resources. Using this approach, she makes it easy for even the most rushed families to create family meals that are delicious and healthy, even when time and resources are limited.

All recipes range in cost from $4.00 to $25.00, depending on the ingredients, and they serve up to five people. The number of $ signs represents how much the recipe will cost. It’s a nice way to quickly decide on recipes based on cost.

For those who don’t love to cook or who want to get their kids involved in the cooking, the spatula rating system is key. Recipe difficulty is rated from on to three spatulas with one being the easiest, and three being the most involved. One spatula means a time of five to ten minutes. Two spatulas is eleven to sixteen minutes. Finally, three spatulas is anything longer than sixteen minutes. This makes it easy to decide just how much work you want to put into your recipe or if it’s a good fit for helping get the kids cooking.

If you’ve been wanting to prepare family meals that are healthy, delicious, and affordable but weren’t sure how, I encourage you to visit Fare Meals is an interactive healthy meal preparation. This resource makes it so easy to choose the perfect family meals for your family. It’s already saved me a ton of time, money, and frustration, and I think it can do the same for you.

Excited to announce that from May 28 to June 4, for every new follow to @faremeals on Instagram Fare Meals by Arielle will donate $5 to City Harvest in NYC.  City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization and will rescue 81 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed the world.  What hasn’t changed is the need and desire people have to feed their families good healthy food that they can afford, that is easy to prepare and time efficient.

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19 thoughts on “Family Meals Made Easy with Fare Meals”

  1. *Nom Nom* there’s nothing like a good meal. I am a vegetarian who loves cheese!! This dish is on my list!! You have explained the steps so well making it so much easier ☺️ Thank you for sharing.

  2. What an amazing life skill you are giving your children! The meal looks delicious and I love the concept of cooking together using a service like Fare Meals.

  3. I agree that when families cook and eat together it creates a healthy family environment. In the process, you are teaching your kids an important skill. Great articles, thanks for sharing. Your recipes look delicious. I’m going to try it this weekend.

  4. It is great to see the bright side of the lockdown. Being able to spend more quality time together as aq family and cooking together is a great opportunity to grow more family bonds! My children love to cook and help me on the kitchen, so I would say not everything is negative right now.

  5. This is my first time to hear about Fare Meals, they sounds like a good service and I am happy that they are also helping others.

  6. wow. i love seeing posts like this. more family time and we are able to do something for our loved ones. i havent really heard yet about fare meals, but it looks great! thanks for sharing this recipe to all of us.

  7. Yes the lock down has had its benefits. Families are gelling together. New dishes are being tried. Children in the family are getting involved with parents and contributing towards cooking meals. And this company Fare Meals seems to have touched the chords so well.

  8. That looks amazing! Cooking as a family is always so much fun. My mom taught me everything I know about the kitchen

  9. this looks delicious, i have just started cooking meals with my daughter, she will love to help me make this

  10. Steven Morrissette

    I think it is important to teach our kids how to cook. I always like to spend time with them in the kitchen.

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