Welcome to focusing on Paleo in winter.
I love summer. The sun is shining, it doesn’t get dark until late, kids love playing out in the streets, everything always seems much better and the food is probably the healthiest that you eat.
This is probably because summer weather gives us all a positive mood and makes us want to get ourselves outside and thoroughly enjoy it. We eat lots of salads, lots of grilled kebabs and love outside eating.
Spring and autumn are slightly different. You’re either enjoying a change in food because the season has changed, or you are just late (or early) for summer and food is very similar.
In autumn for example I love nothing more than roasted pumpkin with my summer salads and meats. It is not too cold so I can still go outside and enjoy it. Yet in spring I am tucking into some lovely burgers and enjoying the moment before the summer months hit us.
Then there is winter…..the time of year when we have Christmas, Thanksgiving and a New Year. And all we want is comfort food. Food that will make us feel good about ourselves. Food that makes us feel warmth and that the outside cold world won’t come and ruin our bodies.
Hence why it is hardest in the winter months to do Paleo than any other time of the year. We want our cookies, we want stews with lots of carbs and best of all we want everything we can’t have.
So how do you do Paleo in winter?
Well for me I turn more to better quality carbs rather than ditching carbs altogether. I will have a LOT of roasted butternut squash with a big bolognese filling. I will also have lots of sweet potatoes in stews with lots of stewing steak.
I will also make cookies from gluten free oats, chocolate puddings with avocados and have the odd glass of red wine and dark chocolate to stop me from being miserable.
Well that is my starting point. Its all about seeing what makes you feel good over winter and where you can start for your food comforts.
Now over to you? What do you like to eat to make you feel better over winter and to warm up your bones?