Staying strong during tough times means fueling your mind and body with good foods. Don't overthink it: If you're cooking with color and having fun doing it, you're well on your way.


Everything's a little strange right now, but your kitchen can be a place of comfort. We're offering five days of tips and recipes to help you stay calm and well-fed. Day 3: Keep it healthy. These colorful, nutritious recipes will get you started. 

1. Spaghetti Squash with Olives & Goat Cheese

Spaghetti Squash with Olives & Goat Cheese
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Spaghetti squash lasts for several months, so buy a couple and whip up this dish (or variations on it) regularly. 

2. Salmon with Peas & Mint

Salmon with Peas & Mint

Get those omega-3s and plenty of flavor with this five-ingredient dish. Swap in whatever greens you've got on hand! 

Recipe: Try our Salmon with Peas & Mint

3. Warm White Bean & Kale Salad

Warm White Bean & Kale Salad
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

This is a delicious, protein-packed way to use your kale (or spinach) before it goes bad. 

4. Cheesy Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

Cheesy Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
Credit: Photography by Lucas Zarebinski

You can still grill during quarantine! Toss any mix of colorful grilled veggies with tortellini and a simple dressing for a delicious dinner. 

5. Quinoa-Crusted Chicken

quinoa-crusted chicken

This crunchy chicken upgrade only takes six ingredients and tastes delicious with a side of garlicky greens. 

Recipe: Try our Quinoa-Crusted Chicken

See our first two tips: Keep it simple and keep it spicy