Get Moving Indoors: Winter Recipes

Winter Recipe: Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup by jeffreyw (CC BY 2.0)

Winter is on its way. Fall leaves line the ground. Late afternoons are replaced with early evenings. As Pumpkin Spice Lattes are replaced with Peppermint Mochas we start thinking of ways to keep  warm. Take a look at some of my favorite winter recipes.

Heavenly Hot Chocolates

Winter Recipe
Hot chocolate on a winter’s day by macinate (CC BY 2.0)

I love hot chocolate. Winter is one of the best times to enjoy it. There are so many different ways to make it. Every year I find even more great recipes. This Snow Flake Cocoa recipe uses candy canes and white chocolate chips to add a little winter flair to the traditional hot chocolate. For those of you with a bit of a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Lover’s recipe or the Creamy winter blend is just for you. Spice up those chilly winter nights with this Mexican inspired Spiced Hot Cocoa recipe.

Savory Soups

Chunky Lentil Soup by whitneyinchicago (CC BY 2.0)
Chunky Lentil Soup by whitneyinchicago (CC BY 2.0)

Soup is great any time of year, but in the winter time especially. This Potato-Leek soup will keep you warm and full. Add some variety to your meal with a Very Green Lentil soup! That particular recipe includes various vegetables, herbs and spices. Yummmm. Take it to the next level with this Tortilla soup. If I’m talking about winter soups I can’t forget about this delicious Ravioli and Vegetable soup. Vegans and vegetarians can delight knowing there’s something tasty for them too. Tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, red peppers, zucchini. It’s enough to get my mouth watering!

Tantalizing Teas

Tea Set
Tea Set by The hills are alive* (CC BY 2.0)

What goes great with soup? Tea, of course! All around the world people have their own special way of drinking it. Here are just a few of the most popular. Combine cinnamon, cardamom and brown sugar for a taste that’s sure to make your taste buds sizzle with this Instant Chai Tea recipe. Oh snap! Don’t let the molasses fool you, this Gingersnap Tea will warm you up and keep you moving. Try this classic London Fog Tea. Add lavender to give it that extra kick that’ll have you saying cheerio to winter mornings. This Green Tea Apple Spice recipe is zesty and nutritious.

 What winter recipes get you moving? Tell me about your favorites in the comments section below!