Check out 4 tips to continue to nourish your body, even with the chill in the air, as we embark on the New Year!
#1 EAT SEASONAL PRODUCE
Seasonal foods not only taste better, but they are kinder to your wallet, and because they endure less travel from farm to plate, are more nutrient dense.
Be sure to check out winter squashes – acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. Other great options include apples, pears, potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.
#2 LOAD THE SOUPS + CHILIS WITH ALL THE VEGGIES & LEGUMES
There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of chili or a good warm curry in the cooler months.
Load them up with lots of seasonal veggies, and legumes like lentils and kidney beans. The fiber, water & nutrients in these ingredients will keep you satisfied and warm your soul!
#3 EAT A WARM BREAKFAST
We crave warm foods during the fall and winter months when the weather is cooler outside.
Instead of the usual smoothies, try a an omelette loaded with seasonal veggies, big bowl of homemade oatmeal, muffins or pancakes.
#4 BRING THE HEAT WITH SPICES
Cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika and cayenne are all spices we associate with cooler months.
There are loads of benefits that come with incorporating spices into your diet, and the flavor punch doesn’t hurt!
Try this Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe for some sweet heat:
Sarah Kaminski, MEd, CHC