HOw to beat winter blues, tips and trips and comfort food recipes

Beating the Winter Blues

Are you feeling a bit more like a snowman than a sunflower these days? You're not alone!

Winter can sometimes feel like a Netflix series that's gone on a few episodes too long. But fear not! We've got some quirky tips and a scrumptious comfort food recipe to help you beat those winter blues. 🌨️☀️

Surprising Facts to Brighten Your Day:

  • Did You Know? There's an actual term for winter blues - it's called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Yep, even science thinks winter can be a bummer.
  • Light It Up! In the land of midnight sun (hello, Norway!), people use 'light therapy' to keep their spirits high. Maybe it's time to turn your living room into a mini-sunshine station?
  • Color Therapy: Wearing bright colors can actually boost your mood. Who knew dressing like a rainbow could be so therapeutic?

Here are some nifty tips to keep the chill at bay:

  • 🌞 Embrace the Light: Open those curtains and let in as much natural light as possible. Consider investing in a light therapy lamp.
  • 🚶‍♀️ Move It, Move It: Exercise isn't just for summer. A brisk walk can do wonders for your mood.
  • 🧘‍♀️ Mindfulness Matters: Try meditation or yoga to calm the mind. Your inner peace shouldn't hibernate in winter!
  • 🤝 Stay Connected: Winter is no time to be a lone wolf. Keep in touch with friends and family, even if it's just a quick text.

And now, for the pièce de résistance, a comfort food recipe to warm your soul.

easy potato soup recipe | Winter comfort food

Easy-Peasy Cheesy Potato Soup:

  • Ingredients:

    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
    • 1 cup cream
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Chives for garnish (optional)
  • Instructions:

    1. In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic until golden.
    2. Add diced potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender.
    3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup (or leave it chunky if you prefer!).
    4. Stir in cream and shredded cheese until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, then serve hot.
    6. Garnish with chives and extra cheese (because why not?).
So there you have it! With these tips and a bowl of this heartwarming soup, you'll be dancing through the snowflakes in no time. Remember, winter is just a season, and it's all about how you dress for it – both in spirit and in style! Stay warm, stay cheerful, and let's make the most of these frosty days! ❄️💖🍲


Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.