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As a nutritionist and food blogger with three preteen kids, I've said for years that cooking for my family is my love language. The dinner I'd make each evening was at the forefront of my thoughts throughout the day. What would it be? Enchiladas bursting with veggies? Turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes? A chopped salad and homemade bread?

In the days since the coronavirus pandemic hit, however, I've found the daily stresses of an uncertain future, plus working from home (with kids schooling online in the background) have sapped my usual cheer for home-cooked meals. These days, 5:00 p.m. has me wondering what reasonably healthy something or other I can slap together that won't leave me exhausted with a sink full of dishes.