Lots of folks feel an energy jolt in January—new year, better you!—but by the time February rolls around, the fire fizzles. It’s still cold and dark, and you know the tulips aren’t budding anytime soon, so you feel more sluggish. But who wants to wait till spring to recharge? You need oomph now. Here are five easy ways to get more energy—and stay energized—even in winter. Eat to sleep. Quality shuteye gives you all-day energy, but sugary snacks and refined carbohydrates spike and tank blood sugar, a roller-coaster ride that sabotages sleep. It’s best to lay off junk food, but especially in the evening. Instead, craft dinners with healthy ingredients that promote slumber. Fish, turkey, spinach, and walnuts all contain […]
Archive for February, 2016
Soup really is Good Food, as the classic slogan says. You fill a stockpot with any or all veggies in your crisper and some healthy protein, then let it all simmer on the stove or even all day in a crockpot. How easy is that? We’ve rounded up our favorite Simple Soup recipes, from classic Chicken Soup that has flu-fighting superpowers and veggie-packed Italian Minestrone to an easy Black Bean Soup and a quick Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew). Find your new favorite soup recipe in our recipe collection, and warm up with a big bowl sometime soon.