10 Warm Winter Salads to Nourish You on Cold Days | The Health Sessions

10 Warm Winter Salads to Nourish You All Season

Is it just me, or do you also struggle to eat fresh salads when it’s dark and cold outside?

We all know that greens are good for us. Especially dark leafy greens are packed with vitamin C, minerals and health-boosting antioxidants. And even though springtime is mostly known for its abundance of lettuce and chards, you can find plenty of nutritious greens in winter that’ll make perfect base for your salad.

Just toss some kale, collard greens or cabbages together with a (warm) salad dressing and seasonal favorites like roasted Brussels sprouts, pumpkin and cranberries. Next, add grains or (plant-based) protein of your choosing. Turkey, warm lentils or goat’s cheese all add some winter flavor to your salad. Finally, top your bowl with a crunchy element like honeyed walnuts or toasted chickpeas.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy side dish of a meal-worthy salad, these 10 warm winter salads will keep you nourished throughout the season.

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6 Breakfast Tips That'll Improve Your Mental Health | The Health Sessions

6 Breakfast Tips That’ll Improve Your Mental Health

This article is written by Mia Johnson. 

Nutrition is often the most neglected aspects of mental health. Food might play an integral role in our physical health, but the same is true for our minds. It’s only natural, considering that your brain is an organ like any other. This means that giving it the nutrients it needs can help improve its performance and health.

Breakfast is the backbone of our daily nutrition. It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing. The meal that starts your day off plays a big role in how that day will unfold. Here’s how you can positively impact your mental state with a good breakfast.

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7 Cookbooks to Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle | The Health Sessions

7 Cookbooks to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

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Eating healthily every day becomes a lot easier when you have a recipe repertoire filled with nourishing meals. But most of us don’t have instant culinary inspiration when dinnertime rolls around.

That’s why treating yourself to a good cookbook is the perfect way to kickstart your healthy lifestyle. With delicious recipes for every food style from vegan to keto, take a look at these 7 healthy cookbooks. 

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12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Warm Up You This Winter | The Health Sessions

12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That’ll Warm Up You This Winter

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Who doesn’t crave a big bowl of comfort food on days when it’s cold and grey?

Thankfully, healthy slow cooker recipes are pretty easy to make. You prep the protein, sturdy vegetables and carbs of your choosing, add liquid like broth and just let them simmer in your Le Creuset pot on the stove for a few hours.

Slow cookers like the Crockpot are especially spoonie-friendly. You don’t have to keep an eye on your pots and pans, which makes it less taxing mentally and physically than regular cooking. What’s more, you can prep the ingredients ahead of time on days when you feel relatively good. Then, whenever you’re busy or sick, you simply heat one of those freezer meals in your slow cooker. And of course with a big enough Crockpot, you can make double batches. One day of cooking, two meals!

Would you like the taste of slow-cooked meals, but in less time? The Instant Pot brings you soup, chili and stews before you could order take-out.

Whichever tools or method you choose, here are 12 healthy slow cooker recipes that’ll warm you up this winter. 

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15 Tasty Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens (That Aren't Salads) | The Health Sessions

15 Tasty Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens (That Aren’t Salads)

There’s no denying it: eating leafy greens is vital to your health. Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, while being low in calories. Watercress, chard, beet greens and Romaine lettuce even top the list of ‘most nutrient-dense fruit and vegetables‘. Thanks to all these nutrients, leafy greens boost your immunity, support your bone health and digestion, and improve your inflammatory response. What’s more, chlorophyll, the green pigment that gives leafy greens their color, is also known to support your body natural detoxification process.

Salads and smoothies are the obvious – and popular- choice to get your greens in. But when it’s cold and dark outside, you might crave more warming foods. How can you still eat more leafy greens without resorting to a side salad and green smoothie?

Try these 15 tasty recipes to get your daily dose of leafy greens. 

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