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  • Megan Vogias, MA Ed

Winter recipes to keep you warm, full, and energized

During the colder weather our bodies crave warm, substantial, nutrient dense food.

To help curb those cravings avoid the bounty of sugary and salty packaged treats consider these recipes that are nutritious and fulfilling.

A Protein-Packed Winter Pasta Salad Alternative

Pick your favorite pasta bowl

Fill it 1/2 way pre-washed spinach and baby kale.

Grab a can of Garbanzo Beans

Drain & rinse them and toss them on top of the spinach or kale

Add a serving of your batch-cooked quinoa

Layer with a generous serving of olives

Top it off with Marinara sauce/salsa and/or throw some kimchi on the side

And enjoy this delicious winter pasta salad that only took 10 minutes to prep

Get Warm & Toasty in 5 Minutes with these options for toppings on your whole grain bread

A slice of toasted sprouted whole-grain bread with a spread of hummus and some organic dill pickles on it can make that perfect breakfast.

Not a hummus fan, swap the hummus for guacamole or a sliced avocado then dill pickle with kimchi/sauerkraut and you’ve got the perfect refreshing after-work snack.

Holly Berry & Nuts Holiday Trail Mix

1/2 cup each of raw almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews

¼ cup each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and organic raisins, organic dried cranberries, dried goji berries, and organic semi-sweet chocolate chips

Add 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt

Mix in a large bowl then pack in snack sized zip locks to pick up and go

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