Living Seasonally: What to Eat in Fall and Winter
With the change of seasons, it’s natural that our energy levels and sleep will be impacted. But it doesn’t mean we should be exhausted all the time, or be sleeping poorly. Are you looking for a way to boost your energy naturally? Feel grounded? Experience more balance? The key is to live in harmony with the season we’re in, and that begins with the foods we consume.
It’s Fall now in the pacific northwest, and as the temperatures drop, it's time to switch up our routines, the clothes we wear, the foods we eat, and the beverages we consume.
Just like we wear warmer clothing to keep warm, our food should change as well. Eating what's fresh and in season, instead of the same boxed or canned goods that are available all year long, will keep us feeling just as fresh and vibrant as the ever changing world around us. When we eat seasonally, we get back into alignment with ourselves (because we are nature...remember!?).
It's time to NOURISH, ground, go inward, snuggle up & keep warm.
Before you go to the grocery store, consider what recipes and meals you could make that are:
Warm/cooked - it's not time for salads and raw foods. Instead consider soups, steamed veggies, baked dishes, hot teas, and other warming foods.
Well spiced - Yes, it is time to use your spice cabinet! A couple of spices include cumin, coriander, cinnamon, chilis, cayenne, hing (asafoetida), cinnamon, clove, cardamom, black pepper, turmeric ginger (fresh & dried), anise, paprika