Holiday Season - Foods!
Winter is a harsh mistress. In the long, dark months ahead, keeping your body well fed is crucial to maintaining a balance in your emotional and personal lives, especially in the turmoil of the escalating holiday season. Most people don't realize how big an impact proper nutrition can have on one's general well-being. We don't actually know anything about nutrition, but because we like to feel helpful, here are the foods that we think you should be noshing on for the next few months.
1. . A puzzling choice to being the list perhaps, but hear me out.
Eggnog tastes extremely good, and it is made from milk and eggs, both things that are widely considered to be healthy. Eggnog is frequently made with alcohol, a drink that reputable science shows helps you relax and be happy. And as if you needed more reasons, you can throw a cinnamon stick in it for bonus style.
2. Stew. We wrote about stew (http://www.dailysteals.com/blog/post/165)
a while ago, remember? It's hearty food for the dark of winter, and you should never be too far from it. Stew should be so dense and filling that, if you filled a sock with it, you could stop a mugging. It's a great meal for a family (kids pumped full of nice, warm stew fall asleep faster than you can say "Who wants dessert?"), but it's an even great meal for the hungry bachelors and bachelorettes - make a pot and eat it all week!
3. Kale. We don't know what kale is, but Google seems to think it's healthy, so - eat up.
4. After you've spit out your mouthful of kale, find yourself some challah bread. Challah is an eggy, sweet Jewish bread, typically made for holidays or sabbath. Jew or gentile, it's deliciously light and chewy when made correctly. Though challah is at its best when it's taken, steaming, right from the oven, it's a superior form of bread in any setting.
5. Fruitcake. Though some of you may be thinking that it's unwise to include two kinds of dessert on a seven-item listen, you've spoken too soon: fruitcake is not actually meant to be eaten. This is because it tastes like garbage and has the consistency of nearly-dry concrete.
Imagine wrapping painfully sugary dried fruit in tortillas and then submerging the whole thing in water before letting it dry, and you've got fruitcake. If your sock full of stew doesn't stop that mugging, just wave one of these suckers at the villain and he'll be begging for mercy.
6. Hot cider. Hot cocoa is delicious and all, but let's be serious here- cider is for adults. It's fruity and light; when it's hot, it turns that amazing clear shiny color and feels like drinking lightning. Added
bonus: dump some cinnamon in that cup. Cinnamon is what makes the winter worth living anyway.
7. Our last choice? Duh. Christmas cookies. No matter what creed or denomination you subscribe to, tasty is tasty. 'Nuff said.
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(http://pinterest.com/dailysteals/awesome-food/) to see what we've been salivating over recently.