With recommendations to stay at home this winter to help stop the spread of COVID-19, David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, offers insights on SAD and how to stay well at home this winter.
With months of quarantine, closed restaurants and limited grocery shopping, nearly everyone has become a home chef. You can use cooking to de-stress, teach yourself a new skill or just to pass some time each day. So, whether it’s your new quarantine hobby, or you’ve been cooking for years, here is a collection of healthy recipes to fit whatever mood you’re in.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Sometimes we crave something sweet when stressed or anxious. These recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way.
Easy At-home Lunches
Are you running out of options for your work-from-home lunch break? These quick and easy lunches can be prepared in advance or day-of and are a good way to switch up your daily routine. They’ll also give you a boost of energy for the rest of your day.
Skip the Takeout
Ordering takeout can be tempting, and with so many options, cravings are inevitable. But why not skip the takeout pizza and try making your own? These recipes offer healthy versions of your favorite takeout staples.
Nothing makes you feel better after a stressful day than comfort food. From a delicious plate of pasta, to warm bowl of soup, or even a hearty roast, they make you feel warm inside. Try these recipes to remind you of a nice home-cooked meal.
Cooking with Kids
If you’re running out of activities to keep your kids entertained, try a baking project. Choose something simple enough that the whole family can join in. These recipes are not only delicious and kid-friendly, but they’re also a way to spend quality time as a family.
Recipes in the article were provided by MGHBeFit.com, an employee wellness program sponsored by Mass General's Department of Nutrition and Food Services.
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