10 Things to Eat & Drink When It’s Literally 10 Degrees Outside

By Ashley | Entree

Jan 06

Welcome to another freezing Friday in Chicago. I work 4 blocks from home, and still – the commute dread is REAL. My California blood ain’t made for this arctic weather.

But I know too well that complaining about the cold only makes it worse. So I turn to steamy eats and drinks to warm me up and improve my mood on these gloomy days when I have the shivers from my head to my toes. Healthifed comfort food to the rescue! I also wear an obnoxiously fuzzy scarf and fleece lined leggings just about every day 😉

Below are some of my favorite ways to nourish myself and defeat cope with arctic winter temperatures!

10 Things to Eat & Drink When It’s Literally 10 Degrees Outside

  1. Broth-based Soup – Literally just warm broth with any leftover roasted or sauteed veggies and a handful of greens at the end. Add brown rice, quinoa or lentils for a heartier meal. P.S. – wild mushrooms are awesome for adrenal health =) I included a list of my favorite soup ingredients below =)
  2. Oatmeal with Sauteed Fruit – soak your oats overnight for faster cooking!
  3. Warm, Hearty Bread – the ultimate comfort food!
  4. Ramen – with lots of veggies and a soft cooked egg
  5. Indian Food – not only is the food hot, but the spices are warming!
  6. Herbal Tea (Rooibos, Lavender, Dandelion, Peppermint, etc.)
  7. Homemade Chai – worth the effort!
  8. Caramel Maca Latte – great for sex-drive too!
  9. Apple Rooibos Latte – a personal favorite!
  10. Hot Chocolate – because, DUH 

Onion

Carrot

Celery

Asparagus

Zucchini

Wild mushrooms

Bell peppers

Sweet potato

Beets

Parsnips

Garlic

Fresh, grated ginger

Arugula or kale

Lentils

Veggie broth

Pumpkin puree

Parsley

Coconut cream or cashew cream

 

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