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Winter is lasting longer than usual in many northern cities, and no one can blame you if you don't feel like cleaning all the snow off your car yet again, even though spring has technically already begun. However, one of the only positive things you can still enjoy about the cold, white weather is the longer-than-normal soup season! Soup is a classic cold-weather meal that is convenient because it's generally easy to make, store and reheat.
The cold winter weather has many people reaching for chicken noodle soup to warm up. However, vegetarians may feel left out of this warm classic. There are a number of ways you can incorporate the comforts of soup with your vegetarian lifestyle.
There are few foods - if any - as comforting as a bowl of chicken noodle soup. With the stomach bug on the rise and the temperatures dropping lower and lower, this classic sick day food is one that many people are opting for this winter. Of course, you don't have to be fighting a cold or other virus to enjoy the traditional flavor and cozy warmth of this dish.
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer among American men and women, accounting for one out of every four deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are few meals more comforting than a bowl of chili. Even the president of the United States agrees. President Barack Obama has been known to boast about his family's own rendition on this classic comfort food.
Seniors know the importance of maintaining good heart health. Although exercise can help with the cardiovascular system, it's also a good idea to include heart-healthy foods in one's diet to keep the organ working at its best.
Incorporating antioxidants into your diet can be a big part of eating healthy as you age, and there are a number of ways to do so. One vegetable that you might not know the nutritional value of is the green pea. The World's Healthiest Foods reports the phytonutrients found in green peas hold numerous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
When you go shopping at your local farmer's market, you know that you're making the healthy choice, as vegetables found at these locations are fresh and nutritious. Filling up your reusable bags with loads of veggies can get you excited for cooking healthy cuisine, and you'll know that you're supporting your local farmers while preparing a delicious dish.