During the winter, it is healthy to cook with “warming foods” to have a healthy winter diet. The weather is cooler, and your body needs to generate extra warmth in order to keep it functioning optimally.
Stoke the Inner Fire
Winter foods usually require a bit more preparation. These foods should be cooked longer and slower so they can provide you with meals that will keep you warmer. This is the time of year to stoke your inner fire, avoid raw foods, like salads and cold drinks, as these will cool your digestive function.
What To Eat for a Healthy Winter Diet?
The winter diet should be made up of complex carbohydrates like whole grains, squash and root veggies, such as carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes, onions and garlic.
Thick and hearty soups and stews are especially good this time of year. They are nutritious, warming, easy to digest, and your home will smell wonderfully inviting.
Warming Spices for Winter Diet
Spice up your meals with a little ginger, a dash of cayenne, or garlic. These will add heat to your meals and warmth down to your toes.
Poached Pears with Cinnamon
Eat ½ to 1 pear before bed time.
Directions- Wash and core pears (organic is always best!). Halve pears the long way and sprinkle with cinnamon. You can also put a cinnamon stick where the core was. Put in a glass baking dish with the flesh part of the pear (cinnamon stick down).
Add ½ inch of water to the pan and bake 350 degrees until the pears are soft and skin is easy to pull off (about 20-30 min).