Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe and heating bill. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and even food prefer
Do you react to bitter cold by skipping the gym and convincing yourself you deserve a calorie splurge to warm up and offset your discomfort? You’re not alone. But the cold truth is that no weather warrants unhealthy eating habits. Just as you shouldn’t overdo ice cream during the dog days of summer, you shouldn’t live on a steady diet of hot chocolate and warm cookies during winter.
Winterizing your diet can be healthy — and tasty — if you add a few favorite cold-weather foods. Start with these.
From tomato beef stew with herbed dumplings to chicken stew, we’ve put together 8 warm, hearty recipes that are perfect for winter.
1. Tomato beef stew with herbed dumplings
This mouth-watering dish will soon become a supper staple.
2. Oxtail stew
If the winter weather is starting to get you down and your family needs a bit of pampering, this delicious YOU recipe is just the thing.
3. Boerie stew with cauli dumplings
A local twist on a classic stew!
Tip: If the mixture is too sticky to work with, dust your hands with flour.