Winter veggies are probably my favorite kind of veggies, likely because most of them are starchier and slightly sweeter.
But don’t fear the carbs in winter veggies because your body loves them, and except for the white potato, they won’t spike your insulin or lead to sugar cravings.
Some winter veggies are also very low in starches as I'll show you, so it's simple to get an even balance of starches depending on what veggies are available during the cooler months.
Winter veggies are also heartier in texture for a special reason.
They’re made this way to last over the winter months, much longer than more delicate summer vegetables and fruits like tomatoes and cucumbers.
Winter veggies are also so versatile in the kitchen, and the best part is, they’re great comfort foods to warm up to.
Pick up these 9 winter veggies next time you’re at the store and craving comfort food.
They need nothing more than a good roast in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for 1 hour to come out incredibly delicious.
Or, serve them in soup if you wish.
Either way, they’re fabulous for you, and oh so warming and cozy!
1. Sweet Potatoes
One of the most popular winter veggies is hands down the almighty sweet potato.
Rich in heartiness, yet light on the tummy, sweet potatoes are your new best friend in the winter (or summer too).
Sweet potatoes are rich in warming properties and very grounding, since they’re a root veggie.
Their B vitamin complex and magnesium content make them especially wonderful when you’re stressed.
They’re also rich in Vitamin A, which keeps your skin, brain and eyes healthy, and have more potassium than a banana!
I love them chopped and roasted, but they’re great any way you choose to enjoy them.
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