Winter is the season for cold weather and yummy foods. Are you looking for some new, healthy recipes to try this winter? If so, keep reading for some tasty eats that you can make all winter long.
Avocado and Coconut Cold Soup
Avocado has quickly become one of the most popular foods in recent years, mainly thanks to millennials. But avocado is healthy and tasty, so what’s not to love? And when it’s paired with coconut, it’s a dream combination. One of the best things about this cold soup recipe, besides the fact that it’s super easy to make, is that it’s hydrating. Did you know that about 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Avocado and coconut are both hydrating, which is perfect for the dry winter months. To make this recipe, all you’re going to need is:
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups coconut meat
- 1 – 2 cups coconut water
- 1 cup scooped avocado
- Salt and pepper to taste
Once you have your ingredients prepped, simply toss them all in a blender and blend until the mixture is fluffy and mixed. Add salt and pepper to your liking and enjoy!
Chili is one of the best comfort foods to eat when it’s cold outside. But all chili doesn’t have to be packed with meat — this vegetarian chili recipe is so easy to make and is full of yummy vegetables. And because beans contain phosphorus, which is good for teeth strength, you can be one step closer to avoiding becoming one of the 35 million Americans who are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. The ingredients this chili recipe calls for include:
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 3 gloves minced garlic
- 3/4 cup chopped carrots
- 1 1/2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
After the vegetables are chopped, heat oil in a large saucepan and saute them until they’re tender. Stir in the canned goods and seasonings. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for about 20 minutes and you’ll have a delicious chili waiting to be eaten.
Vitamin C Smoothie
With the winter weather often comes dreaded illnesses like colds and the flu. So if you’re looking for an easy way to keep your immune system strong, this smoothie that’s packed with Vitamin C should do the trick. According to the U.S. Dietary guidelines, eating 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, but it can also help you fight off cold and flu viruses. This smoothie recipe calls for:
- 1 cup water
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 2 regular carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 orange, peeled
After everything is chopped, put the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. For a thinner smoothie, add a cup of ice. This smoothie not only tastes good, but will keep you healthy all winter long!
These recipes are both delicious and nutritious, so don’t be afraid to continuously enjoy them throughout the winter season.