Life with Winter Foods
Winter Foods, is about so much more than just food, but a little different from
Fall Foods. Gone are the days of gathering the last bit of Fall produce and the weather is bleak.
Winter Foods are About:
healthy diet habits to counter the holiday eating and the few pounds that
comfort in healthy foods, rather than holiday sweets and treats.
a soup, stir fry, and Crockpot expert, and understanding how to put together
basic recipes from your cupboard or freezer, rather than relying on a recipe.
creative with winter produce that might seem limited. (See my Produce page for a list of the seasonal produce)
your kitchen organized. Clean out your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Check
those expiration dates and purge old foods that will never be used. You might
be surprised at expiration dates.
control. Dark, cold winter days make exercise difficult, especially if you do
not have a gym membership or piece of home equipment. Get creative and join a
dance class, walk in your mall, or grab those moments when the weather is
better to get out and move. A WiFit for home is a great option!
great shopping habits and not purchasing the sweets or salty snacks that you
love. Remember that spring and summer clothing is right around the corner and
the extra few pounds will be seen. Trade shopping with a friend, if you can’t
avoid the treats. Your friends won’t sneak in your salty treats.
Life with Winter Foods is also about:
warm and cheerful and understanding Comfort Foods. Learn to find comfort from
other things besides food. Enjoy food and find friends or activities that bring
healthy snack foods and developing a personal snack food list that will satisfy
your home with wonderful smells of winter foods like simmering soups and Crockpot meals.
Mindless Eating under control and developing an awareness of how much you
and learning how to cook them from scratch rather than buying canned goods.
This will save you money.
your thoughts under control. This is a great time to read “The Beck Diet
Solution” and “Weight Loss Workbook”. So much of weight control is about
thinking correctly. Reading a good health related book is a worthwhile time
Vegetables: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussels Sprouts, Fennel,
Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radicchio,
Radishes, Rutabagas, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes, Snow Peas, Artichokes, Turnips,
and Winter Squash
Apples and Apples
Check out my Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe!
seasons change, the way life is done, changes too. Seasonal fruits and
vegetables come and go. Winter foods like soups, replace salads. Crockpot meals just sound better
than an outdoor grilled meal. The more you can cook and eat seasonally, the
easier it will be to keep your budget and weight under control.
Now is the
time to take stock of the things that can cause your weight to inch up. Make
the changes, become a learner, and permanently change your unhealthy diet habits. Health is
about developing healthy diet habits, rather than a phase of deprivation, starvation, and misery. It’s
about learning ways to cheat and eat what you love, without gaining weight. Don’t
cave and buy the latest, greatest, new diet book out there. Learn to fill your plate
half full of seasonal produce, one simple change, and you might be surprised at how easy weight