What Our Nutritious Life Friends Are Cooking During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There are so many awful things about the coronavirus pandemic, but let’s face it, you hear enough of that news. Let’s focus on the positive for a quick minute.

Plenty of people are coming together (digitally, of course), truly understanding that community is more important now than ever. And what better way to show love for your community than cooking? We may not be able to cook and eat together (for now!), but we can sure share some of the healthy eats that make us (a) feel our best and (b) help us make the most of all this time at home. Here’s what some of our fave chefs are whipping up.

Kale and White Bean Minestrone

“Soup recipes like this one are forgiving and flexible, which is exactly the kind of cooking I’m doing right now. No white beans? Use pinto. Not enough beans? Add rice or more veggies. This soup is also super comforting, filling, and blood sugar-stabilizing—a great way to stave off evening cravings.” —Pamela Salzman, author of Quicker Than Quick

Greek Lamb Meatballs

Our founder Keri Glassman has been making these babies for her whole family and can confirm that they do not disappoint. “They add variety to our daily dishes, and lamb is high in conjugated linoleic acid, which is associated with fat loss.” —Keri Glassman, founder of Nutritious Life

Banana Spinach Turmeric Smoothie

This smoothie is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and resistance-building foods that kick your immune system into overdrive, improve your gut health, and even help you feel better if you’re already under the weather.” —Catherine McCord, author of The Smoothie Project 

Super Green Soup

“This super green soup takes just about 30 minutes to make, plus it’s perfect for lunch or dinner and is packed with vitamins and minerals to help kick that cold or flu to the curb.” —Elissa Goodman, author of Cancer Hacks

Cookies & Cream Smoothie

“I love using my #fab4smoothie recipe now more than ever to start my day in a very balanced and nourishing way. It stabilizes blood sugar, keeps me full for hours, and prevents afternoon sugar cravings.”  —Kelly Leveque, author of Body Love Every Day


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