I'm the kind of person who is cold most of the time, and in the winter months I need several daily doses of soups, teas, and spices in my food to heat up my body. Even though I'm a vegetarian, and I love eating many portions of fruits and veggies every day, this becomes a bit challenging when the temperature starts to drop. If I keep eating large amounts of salads and green juices during this time of the year, my hands, feet and nose become permanently freezing cold, and all I feel like doing is crawling under the covers.
Luckily, there are many ways to keep eating all the things I like, and that are good for me, that also help me feel great instead of turning me into Frosty The Snowman. One of my tricks is creating all kinds of warm salads with seasonal vegetables and filling ingredients. This kale, Brussels sprouts and butter bean dish is one of my favorite examples. Eating seasonal ingredients is important because they give your body what it needs at any given moment of the year. If your body needs to stay warm, eating winter vegetables will achieve this.
Have this salad as an appetizer, as a light dinner or as side dish. I love to enjoy it next to a warm cup of homemade vegetable soup or cream. The key is to warm yourself from the inside out, with the help of the food you eat. Don't you love this concept? I do, and it works wonders for me.