Keeping a Colorful Plate This Winter
Hello! Happy Hump Day!
With the New Year just kicking off and everyone in a frenzy about new diets and weight loss gimmicks- I want to scratch that. This New Year, I want to not only continue to teach myself but actually put into practice that you don’t need to be restrictive to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. It’s a hard notion to get away from, especially with diet and weight loss companies telling you “you can’t eat this, but you can eat that” or “only X amount of this, and X amount of that.” No. Absolutely not.
The thing I love about whole foods is that there is no restriction to how much you eat. It’s all about listening to your body and hunger cues. Eating when you’re truly hungry and stopping when you’re full. Simple. No counting calories or macros. Just eating pure food from the earth to fuel your body.
So I wanted to provide a list of some in-season foods this winter. During the summer, our cities are filled with farmers markets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’s so easy to stock up and have a colorful fridge. But in the winter, it’s so easy to be lazy and just whip up a bowl of oatmeal every night. (Believe me, I’ve been there). But no, I want to start my morning off with a colorful plate!! It’s really simple, we just have to know what the best of the best is right now and how we can utilize in-season foods and still have a delicious winter.
Thanks to a guide by The Spruce Eats and checking out the grocery store, here are the best in-season foods for winter:
-mushrooms (year round)
-celery (best in fall but carries over into winter)
-winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti)
I’ll be making a few recipes with in-season fruits and veggies so more to come on the blog! But in the meantime, head to your local grocery store and pick up some of these yummy in-season foods!