It’s been getting colder and colder here in Madrid and so naturally I started using some of my favourite tricks to keep warm. Of course, layering up with more clothes or blankets is one way to stay warm in the winter. However, using foods is also one useful way to generate heat from within, sometimes it’s even more effective. Hence why I am sharing with you: 5 Winter Food Hacks To Keep Warm.
You will see that using most of these hacks will do wonders in helping you stay warm throughout the colder months.
Let me know which ones you like the most in the comments below and feel free to share with us your own favourite winter hacks if you know a few too.
5 Winter Food Hacks To Keep Warm
Using warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cumin, coriander, black pepper and cayenne pepper is a great way to not only add some flavour to your favourite dishes, but also an excellent way to naturally generate some heat from within. So remember to spice up your favourite stews, soups, casseroles or add them with some hot water to create a warming tea, like this Golden Milk Latte.
2. Load Up On Fats
Healthy fats are another great way to add some much needed insulation to your body so that you can keep your natural heat locked in. So don’t be shy in using foods like nuts, seeds, nuts/seeds butters, avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, eggs or even fish. Adding these foods to your diet will definitely help you layer up from within.
3. Choose Grounding Foods
Favour foods that are grounding and comforting as these will also provide you with that warm fuzzy feeling we all love and seek in the colder months. Foods such as: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squashes, beets, etc. Basically most root vegetables are perfect at this time of the year.
4. Choose Warming Greens
Yes, leafy greens can also help you generate heat naturally from within. Especially the ones that are naturally a little spicy and warming such as wintergreens, mustard greens or arugula. Add some greens to your diet daily to nourish your immune system and give you that natural glow too.
5. Favour Roasting + Baking Your Foods
This might seem obvious but using your oven more often in the colder months is the ultimate way to not only keep you warm from the outside in, but of course from within as well. Have fun creating new casserole dishes, roasting your veggies or baking delicious comforting sweet treats like this delicious banana bread or these healthy chocolate brownies.
And there you have it, folks: my 5 winter food hacks to keep you warm this season.
Let me know which hacks you have been using to stay warm since the temperatures got colder.