It's already getting way too cold in my neck of the woods, and I am starting to put my cold cereals away for significantly hotter foods like oatmeal or even left-over soup. Especially in winter when it is hard to chow down on fruit and veggies like in summer time, I try to plan my meals to be as warm and healthy as possible. So rather than putting on an extra sweater, here are some ways to get your vitamins AND warm up at the same time!!
Oatmeal - Oats are a whole grain, so you'll get a dose of fiber and plant-based protein with just one bowl. Plus, oatmeal contains a powerful starch called beta-glucan. Just 3 grams a day of the beta-glucan may reduce your bad cholesterol levels by 5 to 10%!
Baked Oatmeal: http://www.vingle.net/posts/488862
Super Hot Chocolate - Instead of those sugar-filled packets, just melt two squares of dark chocolate and stir it into regular or almond milk for a satisfying kick of anti-oxidants!
Brussels Sprouts - Don't turn your nose up at this little green superfood! They are packed with fiber and run high in vitamin C at 74.8 milligrams a cup! Roast these and serve them with a light sprinkling of your favorite cheese.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes - http://www.vingle.net/posts/575286
Pumpkin - This yummy squash is great for you, while guzzling pumpkin spice lattes every day isn't...If you're lacking vitamin A, the nutrient critical for promoting vision, a dose of pumpkin will do you good. Try a pumpkin soup or roasted pumpkin!
Roasted Pumpkin - http://www.vingle.net/posts/586324
Pumpkin Seeds with Lemongrass - http://www.vingle.net/posts/592414