Yesterday I made the slowcooker soup during the day (while it was actually snowstorming outside!) so that I wouldn't have to worry about cooking dinner tonight. Looking over these pictures I'm realizing that there are 2 major colours missing from our meals- red and green! My family picked up on that too, and asked for red and green after-soccer snacks. We ate strawberries and grapes, red pepper strips, cucumbers, and sugar snap peas. The Canada Food Guide suggests the kids eat 6 servings and we eat about 8, so there's always room for more veges and fruits at snack time. I do need to get more fresh fruit and vegetables though, because I'm now out of carrots, snap peas, and all fruit except oranges and apples. Keep it colourful in that shopping cart! You'll get a wider variety of nutritients.
I had an abundance of potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots this week in the fridge and pantry, so those were the first vegetables I turned to when prepping dinner. Plus it's been more like winter than spring, and I seem to turn to root vegetables when I'm cold.
Spring soccer's always a bit of an adventure when it comes to the weather. Tonight's game time forecast is rain, and lots of it. This is good for us, though, because our forest fire season has started early and in earnest. We had a brush fire about a month ago not far from our home. It's pretty scary when the smoke is close and the wind is blowing in your direction!
What food do you gravitate to when the weather turns wintery? Do you seek out the company of soups and stews, or do you like warm roasts with potatoes, or spicy and peppery stirfrys? I look forward to hearing about your favorites!
Have a great day,