Although it is officially March, around the Midwest, it still pretty much feels like winter: cloudy, cold, windy and – yes – snow. While we are SO close to spring, this is about the time I start getting pretty tired of my winter cooking recipes. They taste boring; I need a change. So, here are some great recipes I have incorporated into my cooking this last week that have brightened my days. They have a warm weather feel without going summer too soon. You know what I mean?
|Pickled onions top pork tacos. Yum!|
If you don’t like onions, don’t scroll on! I hate onions. Seriously. But, these are not your regular onions. These onions are tangy, zesty and a bit sweet. You can add these to just about anything you want: tacos, nachos, rice and beans, salads, hamburgers, etc. So, give them a try. They will add a nice pop of flavor. Check out the simple recipe here.
I’m not talking Friday fish fry nasty coleslaw with this one. I mean a tasty and HEALTHY coleslaw. About this time, I’m getting rather tired of cooked veggies and regular salads are not quite interesting enough (still too cold). Coleslaw is a nice spin because it has that smooth mouthfeel and can be eaten plain or on top of sandwiches or wraps, but it is still veggies! I love this simple Greek yogurt coleslaw. I just topped my pulled pork sandwich with this last week – delish! And in case you were not aware, you can buy bagged coleslaw mix in practically any grocery store. Score!
Sweet Potato Apple Lentil Soup
Okay, so there is a chance I MAY have posted this recipe before. I can’t help it. It is delicious. It allows you to sneak in those veggies, but also enjoy the sweetness of the apples and the protein and fiber from the lentils. I could never get tired of this soup – no matter what the season. It has such a depth to the flavors that it really gives my palette a shake-up. Check it out! Just simmer all the ingredients and blend with a stick blender. How easy is that?!
Here’s hoping that warmer weather is on it’s way!
Your Nutrition Coach,