The trees are bare, the days are short and everyone’s wearing layers. Winter is here and man, is it cold outside! This is the time of year for hearty stews and comforting casseroles, foods that stick to your ribs and keep your engine running hot when the temp outside is so not. After a day trying to shovel your car out of your own driveway and trying to ignore the fact that you can no longer feel your nose, watching the steam rise inviting up from a cup of plant-based soup is just the thing to warm your soul (and hopefully thaw your body!) Need some ideas for this kind of comfort? We’ve got you covered. First though, let’s take a look at what’s in season during the winter:
- Belgian Endive
- Brussels Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Date Plums
- Maradol Papaya
- Red Bananas
- Red Currants
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter Squash
Now, let’s see what we can make!
Cozy Winter Breakfasts
Warming Winter Soups
Chilly nights and days can leave you craving something warm to heat up both your appetite and your body! Try out these recipes which have a little something for everyone in mind. From simple dishes to more exciting, creative options, our soup recipes will definitely get the job done!
Sauces and Condiments for Winter
Sauces and condiments can spice any dish up in a hurry, especially things like soup and stews where their flavor disperses quickly throughout the whole dish. Try these sauces and condiments in all your wintery recipes when you just need a little something, something extra to get things going!
How to Use Winter Squash
Winter squash is hearty, filling and packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system during the time of year when you might need a little extra help. Winter squash is also nice and sweet, which makes it perfect to add to dishes where you crave comfort and a delicious flavor. Try these out!
Salad … in winter? Yes! Winter salads are perfect to make when greens like endive and kale are in season. Paired with some roasted veggies, pumpkin seeds and other seasonal delights, they can also serve as a complete meal to keep you full for hours. Here are some of our favorites!
Nutritious Slow Cooker Soups
Slow cookers also help you get through winter and are perfect when you’re not in the mood to pull out a pot, or you’ll be gone all day doing holiday shopping, while you’re at work, or just running errands. When you come home, wouldn’t you love to have one of these to sit down to?
Protein-Rich Winter Recipes
Worried about your protein? While most vegetables and greens have more protein than many realize, it can still be helpful to add a little punch of protein here and there. Here are some foods you can add to your winter meals with recipes to pump up the protein the plant-based way!
More Winter Ideas