DinnersDoneQuick is excited to announce that we have acquired the WholeFoodRealFamilies food blog. We welcome all of their users to our site, and hope you’ll find even more food content here to love.
WholeFoodRealFamilies was a blog designed around food and family, as the name might imply! Meals were designed to be easy to fit in your busy life, which is something we here at Dinners wholeheartedly support!
The recipes you’d find were also aimed at being healthier, but still delicious. They often included hidden vegetables to please the kids, or swapping out healthier ingredients in common dishes.
A huge variety of kitchen appliances were used, from the slow cooker to the instant pot, the grill to the oven.
Since I also believe that food should be simple to make and delicious, our values really aligned! We here at Dinners focus on using the air fryer, microwave, and in some cases the blender, which make for similar quick and convenient preparation options.
I’ll be publishing some DinnersDoneQuick takes on classic WholeFoodRealFamilies recipes. If you had a previous favorite, you might just find a new version here in our fun foodie style.
I’ve also got lots of other unique recipes for you to explore and try, so I hope you’ll find some new favorites along the way as well!
WholeFoodRealFamilies was a blog started in 2014 with the idea to provide easy recipes for families to cook at home. Eating less processed food is not only better for your health, but often something than families can make together!
Making food from scratch shouldn’t need to occupy all your time or blow your food budget, though. So, cook and mom Cynthia looked for ways to make meals healthy, affordable, and most of all, delicious – even with picky kid palates!
Recipes were heavily influenced by seasonal produce, and local cuisines native to the lowcountry in the southeastern US.
In addition, there were many events and occasions that they covered! If you’re looking for some more information, I’ve outlined the details of each below.
When I was a kid, Sundays were always family days. Sometimes that was “big breakfast” in the mornings, or a big, home-cooked family meal at night.
Seems that Sunday Supper was a WholeFoodsRealFamilies tradition as well. These recipes were those comforting dishes that made it feel like home. You enjoyed the flavors of slow roasting and a lot of heart (even if they really didn’t take that long).
While the name implies that it’s dinner, that’s not always the case. Sometimes it’s a hearty breakfast ahead of a busy chore day, or a sweet treat reserved just for weekend evenings.
Here are some of the Sunday classics you loved, reinvented by DinnersDoneQuick:
- Air Fryer Hash Browns and Eggs
- Chicken Pot Pie in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Cornish Hens
- Easy Microwave Kale
- Creamy Air Fryer Bread Pudding
- Cookie Cake With Fudge Frosting
- Air Fryer Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
Of course, there are lots of other great Dinners dishes that embrace that warm, family feeling of a Sunday meal, such as:
- Cranberry Orange Mimosas
- Air Fryer Tuna Casserole
- Easy Air Fryer Baked Spaghetti
- Quick Air Fryer Ham Steaks
- Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Slices
- Easy Air Fryer Lasagna
Make sure to check out more of my best Air Fryer Casserole Recipes for easy, budget-friendly, delicious, and filling options for family-approved home cooked meals.
Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue. Chances are, you’re going to have some family and friends over as well. If your family is like mine, a lot of the talk is going to be grill talk – that is, chatting about what’s cooking, methods of cooking, and all sorts of barbecue secrets.
Recipes that were inspired by grill talk are those that feature perfectly seared meats and sometimes vegetables straight from the grill. Add some BBQ sides and some summery drinks and you’ve got the perfect meal for a hot day.
Here are some of the WholeFoodRealFamilies grill talk classic recipes, remade with a DinnersDoneQuick twist:
- Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters
- Korean Beef Short Ribs in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Brisket Sandwich
- Smoked Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Burnt Ends & Steak Salad Recipe
I can hear the grill sizzling now! But, when the weather outside isn’t cooperating, that’s where the air fryer truly shines to deliver the same juicy meat, crispy skin, and perfect caramelization your crave from your barbecue.
Here are some other DinnersDoneQuick recipes for grill talk inspired mains and sides that are sure to become new favorites:
- Homemade Microwave Teriyaki Sauce
- Air Fryer BBQ Baked Beans
- Honey Sriracha Chicken in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes With Cheese
- Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brats
- Creamy Air Fryer Scalloped Potatoes
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Bacon
- Perfect Air Fryer Kielbasa
- Air Fryer Squash Casserole
All of these recipes bring me fond memories of hanging around the grill with family and friends, just waiting for what I knew was going to be amazing food.
You never had to have the most expensive steaks to turn out delicious cuisine that brought everyone together. Pitch in a few sides, and you’ve got an incredible feast that’s perfect after a day outside, whether working or playing.
Back to School
Back to school time is always a hectic season for families. There’s lots to coordinate and try to get everyone (parents and kids alike) settled into their new routines every year.
One of the most overlooked things in all of the hustle and bustle is the food! Too often we reach for processed convenience foods because we don’t feel like we’ve got the time to make something healthier.
WholeFoodsRealFamilies wanted to change that, by having some quick yet healthy breakfast options to ensure you’re starting your day right.
Here are some of their popular breakfast picks, reimagined DinnersDoneQuick style:
- Green Pina Colada Smoothie
- Air Fryer Double Chocolate Muffins
- Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Air Fryer Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Crunchy Air Fryer Avocado Toast
Nearly all of these recipes are easy to make or prep in advance for grab and go mornings! It helps both kids and adults stay on track for good eating habits even during hectic times.
Try some other DinnersDoneQuick originals for quick and easy homemade breakfasts that can be prepared in advance or ready in a snap, such as:
- Pineapple Green Apple Smoothies
- Easy Microwave Shakshuka
- Air Fryer French Toast Casserole
- Ham and Cheese Bagel in the Air Fryer
- Crunchy Air Fryer Biscotti
- Air Fryer Mini Quiche With Crust
- Egg Muffins in the Microwave
I love making a batch of something yummy and portioning it out to easily reheat and enjoy, whether it’s for breakfast or lunch. It helps keep food waste down, and also helps me stick to a healthier routine, even when I’m on the go.
Food and Wine Conference
The annual Food and Wine Conference was a get together for bloggers and food enthusiasts alike to get together to sample foods, network, and both learn and share information.
As you might guess, it’s a great chance to step out of your comfort zone to try new foods and beverages.
Some of the most memorable food booths featured beef, potatoes, cheese, and peaches!
Here are some of the new WholeFoodsRealFamilies finger foods, cheesy bites, and delicious noshes inspired by food, wine, and entertaining:
- Greek Spanakopita Grilled Cheese
- Air Fryer Sauerkraut Balls
- Stuffed Banana Peppers in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you’re still craving more, check out some of these other DinnersDoneQuick recipes sure to satisfy:
- Microwave Mulled Wine
- Air Fryer Cocktail Franks
- Crispy Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Goat Cheese Balls
- Creamy Air Fryer Queso
- Air Fryer Korean Corn Cheese
- Mulled Wine Brownies
I hope you’re inspired to try something new, or offer your party guests something fun and different from the old cheese and crackers platter!
The lowcountry is an area of the southeastern United States where WholeFoodRealFamilies was originally based. The center of the area is commonly agreed upon as Georgia, but there are a lot of surrounding areas that are heavily influenced as well.
Lowcountry cuisine focuses on a lot of regional specialties, which include Cajun and Creole style cooking, abundant Gulf seafood, Southern charm influences, and fresh produce native to the area, like fresh peaches.
Here are some of the best lowcountry style dishes from WholeFoodRealFamilies remade in DinnersDoneQuick style:
- Air Fryer Southern Tea Cakes
- Ginger Peach Sangria
- Vinegar Cucumber Onion Salad
- Air Fryer Dessert Pizza With Peaches and Raspberries
These dishes bring forth the sweet, tangy, and fresh flavors available in the lowcountry. However, if you’re looking for some other great dishes in this theme to try, check out these DinnersDoneQuick favorites too:
- Air Fryer Seafood Boil
- How to Reheat Seafood Boil in the Microwave
- Air Fryer Cornbread (Without a Pan)
- Crispy Air Fryer Catfish Nuggets
- Microwave Garlic and Cheese Grits
- Creamy Air Fryer Corn Casserole
- Vodka Sweet Tea Lemonade
- Air Fryer Peach Cobbler
There’s just something perfect about stick to your ribs comforting cuisine. I’m a huge fan of seafood, which is very prevalent in lowcountry cuisine given proximity to the ocean, so it’s no surprise it’s one of my favorites to cook as well!
This of course cannot begin to cover everything that WholeFoodsRealFamilies made, shared, and enjoyed over the years.
However, I hope you’ve gained some insight into the love of food and family that made the site something special to me, and was one of the driving factors for our acquisition of the blog.
I plan to continue to give another life to some of their classic dishes, while also producing brand new dishes that I hope you find and love just as much. I will do my best to uphold the mantle of delicious, easy meals for your family, as it’s something I believe in as well.
If there’s a particular WholeFoodsRealFamilies recipe that you’re hoping to see again, make sure to contact us and let me know!
Also follow and keep an eye on our social channels, so you’re the first to see all of the amazing new recipes I release every week.
You’ll find more info in the “Keep in Touch” section on our about us page, but you can also find social links on any of our recipes!
Happy cooking y’all!