I think we’ve established already that I loathe winter. If it wasn’t for Christmas and the possibilities of cookies and gifts, I’d probably take to my bed Dec. 15th and not emerge until sometime in late March. I wasn’t meant to be bundled up like an Artic explorer. I’m more of a flip-flops and sunglasses kind of gal.
As is my custom, I’m trying to find positives in between the violent bouts of shivering. Sunshine, even on the coldest days, is always a good thing. My house is cleaner than ever, a result of indoor busy-ness and need for activity. My now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t running program is actually getting some use, as I dash from the car to the store, and then dash back out again. It’s not all bad. (Actually, I’m living a pretty charmed life and I’m grateful for it.)
Anyway, this week I’ve been seeking out ways to warm up from the inside out, and I found these treats:
Low Cal Eggnog (not really a warm beverage, but it’s best enjoyed huddled under an afghan or quilt while sipping. If you have a fireplace, it’s even warmer.)
And there’s always soup or chili, of course. I’ve enjoyed the Taco Soup I made a few weeks ago. I’ll probably pull the last of it from the freezer this weekend. I bought some hot salsa to spice it up a bit without adding a bunch of calories. Yummy!
What are your favorite healthy-ish winter warm-ups? Double bonus points if it can be made in the crockpot or the microwave.