I always make a point to make an array of date dishes for the winter season. When you’re craving something sweet and hearty, dates are up for the call.
Super rich in fiber (a mere cup offers 12-percent of the recommended daily value), dates are linked to reducing blood pressure naturally. Plus, they make a great naturally sweet alternative to refined sugars in muffins, cookies, breads, bars, and cakes.
The Natural Society touts November as the official start of cranberry season! And you shouldn’t reserve these antioxidant and vitamin-C rich berries for a gelatinous turkey topper.
Start nibbling cranberries come mid-November in breakfast oats, muffins, bars, rice side dishes, cookies, dessert breads, and in salads and nut mixes. The Mayo Clinic links these vibrant red berries with heart protection and prevention of urinary tract infections.
Perhaps you haven’t quite warmed up to winter kale as a super food yet. Just know that you can do more than make it into kale chips (I admit, they’re not for everyone). With a rep akin to Brussels sprouts and spinach, kale really is a versatile leafy green.
Try this vitamin C and A packed veggie in soups, side dishes, casseroles, stir-fries, and even smoothies. Plus, you’ll get a boost in potassium and calcium from kale as well.