Potatoes: While we're somewhat on the topic of the holiday season, potatoes often make the "naughty list" in terms of vegetables. High in starch, potatoes get a bad rap from people on extreme diets but are generally high in nutrients and can keep our bodies warm in the winter months. As a go-to recipe, I enjoy the following:
Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Butter: As stated before, vegetables are great until you start looking for some protein which is something I'm semi-conscious of as a functioning adult. Within this recipe, however, the tahini adds a small bump in the right direction or you could just serve them with chicken like an actual adult.
Potatoes and Carrots
Beef Stew: The ultimate winter dish containing both carrots and potatoes, beef stew simply warms the body by thinking of it and using the slow cooker to create it is an extra hassle-free way to achieve it without much thought. So, for me, when the temperature drops and my appetite goes up, this is the ultimate remedy for my winter woes.
So there you have it: some ways to use elements from the ground to satisfy needs in the colder months. In general, aligning ourselves with the seasons is key not only for our own health but for the health of the planet as foods grown locally help support our surrounding economies and take less travel/carbon, etc. to reach our doorstep. As the saying goes, act naturally. ;)