Growing up in Iowa, I remember playing in huge snow banks, building forts out of snow, climbing ice covered trees in the winter and thinking that snow and cold were awesome.
After moving to Oklahoma 12 years ago, we quickly became acclimated to the mild winters. Then even mild winters started to seem too cold. Both Patrick and I are looking forward to the day when we can move somewhere even warmer!
For now we have to deal with our favorite warm comfort foods. Right now I'm eating a nice hot bowl of Quinoa & Steel Cut Oats. I LOVE this combination and its great fuel for your workout (so yeah, now that I said that, I'll have to actually hit the gym after this!:) I also like adding Chocolate & Walnuts and Cranberry Almond is probably my favorite version ever.
Here are some of our other cold weather favorites:
The Classic Spicy Chili & Whole Wheat Bread
Super Easy Garlic Pasta (I swear we eat so much garlic, we never get sick!:)
And one of the kids' favorites Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes!