Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: What Inventive Ways Do You Have to Keep Warm?

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A bowl filled with chilli I’m going to assume that everyone already knows about practical ways to stay warm like wearing multiple layers of clothing, choosing thick, warm socks, and doing something active like cleaning or exercising to get your blood pumping faster.

Eating hot, hearty meals is another trick up my sleeve on cold days. If you like and can eat spicy food, that will make it even more effective.

Filling foods that take a long time to digest really go a long way in warming someone up. This is even more true on days when you know you’ll be spending more time outside than usual. It’s much easier to brace the cold when your stomach feels like a happy little furnace that filled with fuel.

I do not know why spicy meals are even better at doing this. Maybe it’s because they make your mouth and esophagus feel extra warm while you’re eating them?

At any rate, some of my favourite things to eat on cold days are chili, stews, soups, spaghetti, and other dishes that have a nice balance of complex carbohydrates, fat, and lots of protein from meat or beans. If you pick the right ingredients, you can get at least one serving of nearly every food group in a single meal as well which is an awesome bonus.

Stay warm, friends! If you live in a part of the world that is not freezing right now, I am just a tad jealous of your balmy weather.


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10 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: What Inventive Ways Do You Have to Keep Warm?

  1. Yeah, it’s “who needs a jacket?” weather here in Texas, but this prompt got me to thinking about the fact that we’re probably just a couple of weeks out from the “horrible cold snap” phase of Texas Winter. And also, reading these food entries has got me craving potato soup. Fortunately, lunch time isn’t that far away…

  2. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I can’t do wool, but I do have several pairs of comfy fluffy sock/slippers that I pull out when the weather is nippy. And, I cooked chili yesterday. Michael’s idea of potato soup sounds yummy though!

  3. Thanks! I’m going to make a pot of chili right now!

  4. Warm foods especially soups and stews really do help. I love soup all year round, but in winter it is something special.

  5. I like the idea of warm spicy foods. That should work wonders.

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