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How to Eat Winter Vegetables

Don’t let the winter blues get you down! Stock up on hearty winter vegetables that can boost your mood and health! Winter vegetables such as kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots and collards provide nutrients and antioxidants that can give your immune system and mood a boost while also giving you healthy hair, skin and bones! Also, vegetables provide lasting energy unlike caffeine and sugar which provide a short-term boost.

Here are some easy ways to add winter vegetables to your diet:

  • Breakfast – add leafy greens such as kale or spinach and sweet potatoes to your morning eggs. Add vegetables to scrambled eggs or make a veggie omelet.
  • Soups and stews – add winter vegetables to any soup or stew for an added boost!
  • Baked goods – Substitute pureed sweet potatoes for the butter or oil in your baked goods. Try using sweet potatoes in muffins, pancakes and brownies! You won’t taste a difference, but you will save calories and give your body a boost of nutrients!
  • Smoothies – add leafy greens to your smoothie or juice!

Try this power smoothie as you beat the winter blues!

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