With record low temps across the country and snowfall in every state—yes, even in Texas—this winter has been tough … and we still have two months to go. Eek! So in an effort to help you keep warm, I’ve pulled together five of my favorite cold weather recipes. These recipes are delicious, very healthy, and easy to make.
To start us off: coffee.
I love coffee! I grew up in a coffee-drinking family, and it’s something that has always stuck with me. Now, I do recommend drinking it in moderation, but I’m not a health coach who is going to tell you never to drink coffee. Especially since there are many health benefits to it.
I would caution you in the type of coffee you drink, as many of them are full of toxins, pesticides, herbicides, etc. So you’ll want to look for a high quality brand that’s organic and from a single estate if possible. Currently, I drink Ethical Bean Coffee. It’s organic, fair-trade, and uses very clean processing methods. I drink one cup in the morning and that’s it.
I don’t use anything like Splenda or creamer. Instead, I use fat! Yes, fat. I blend coconut oil or MCT oil in my coffee, and it’s delicious! It makes so creamy that it’s like drinking a latte.
>> Keep-Warm Recipe #1: My Favorite Way to Drink Coffee
Next up: healing homemade chicken broth.
I don’t know about you, but for a long time, I always envisioned the process of making broth to be complicated. However, chicken broth is very easy to make. You just throw everything into a crockpot and let it cook for a few hours.
Plus, homemade broth is loaded with health-promoting vitamins and minerals, and it can be used in a variety of ways—in meals, soups, or as a drink. Even better, you can use the chicken and veggies in other meals throughout the week!
>> Keep-Warm Recipe #2: Healing Homemade Chicken Broth
Another crockpot creation: healthy, hearty chili.
During the winter months, my body craves warm, hearty, comfort food, and chili is one of those cravings I often have. When it comes to making it though, I want to make it from scratch with healthy, fresh ingredients, but I also want it to be easy to make.
This recipe could be fresher ingredient wise or easier to make. So it’s a win-win!
>> Keep-Warm Recipe #3: Healthy, Hearty Chili
Next up: bowl of goodness.
This recipe is my go-to when I don’t feel like thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner. Instead, I just go to the fridge, take out whatever meat and veggies I have in there, and throw them into a pan. And every time, it turns out delicious and different.
Click below to see an example of what your Bowl of Goodness could consist of.
>> Keep-Warm Recipe #4: Bowl of Goodness
And last but not least: easy crockpot pulled pork.
This meal is really good, and oh-so easy to make. You just throw it in the crockpot. That’s it.
And if you’re busy busy and don’t have time to cook when you get home from work, this is a perfect recipe for you to try. Not only that, but if you’re shivering from the cold winter weather, this is guaranteed to warm you up.
>> Keep-Warm Recipe #5: Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork
Now, I’d love to hear what recipes are your go-to keep-warm winter recipes. Are they mostly soups and broths or do you venture out and heat things up with different spices or essential oils? Let me know in the comments.