October 5 to 9, 2020: Feel-Good Recipes to Cook This Week

With the weather getting colder and cases of COVID-19 going up in many Canadian cities, it’s so easy to feel despondent right now. While there’s not much to do except for going about your day as best you can and following social distancing measures, what you can do is whip up a few spirit-lifting recipes. From cozy chicken soup to restaurant-style meatball subs, these five recipes will surely do you some good.

Monday: Chicken and Barley Soup

Chicken soup: Is there anything better when you’re feeling low or have a cold? This hearty version includes nutrient-rich barley that’ll help you feel well...both inside and out!

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Tuesday: Meatball and Onion Subs

When it comes to comfort, nothing beats a sandwich. Especially a meatball sub with caramelized onions and ooey-gooey cheese! It’s a prime reason to always keep meatballs in the freezer for when you need a quick weeknight pick-me-up.

Wednesday: Sunny-Side-Up Eggs with Vegetables and Toasted Sesame

One of life’s truest pleasures? Breakfast for dinner! That’s why we took eggs, a morning staple, and served them on a bed of quinoa and warm veggies. The recipe already includes a sweet-and-spicy sauce, but just wait until you break open the egg yolk and let it coat everything. Perfection!

Thursday: Sausage Stew with Polenta

Smooth and creamy’s an Italian comfort food staple. We took this delicious boiled cornmeal and served it alongside stewed sausage and vegetables. There’s a dose of warmth in every bite!

Friday: Creamy Vegetable and Sausage Lasagna

You’ve made it to Friday, and this certainly is reason enough to dive into a slice of lasagna! The added feel-good factor to this version? Smooth and creamy bechamel sauce. It’ll be just the thing your body and soul needs as you kick-start the weekend.