Winter Warm-Ups 4 Ways

​When winter's chill sets in, it's natural to gravitate toward comforting food and drinks to warm yourself up. Give these tasty treats a try on your next snow day. 

Pro tip: they're all vegan too. 

Tastes Like Milk & Cookies:

  • 1c heated unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp cocoa
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch ginger
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract 

Add all ingredients together
Stir thoroughly

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 74.5
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 154.2 mg
  • Carbs: 12.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

Logs on the Fire

Dairy-free and no sugar-added hot chocolate

  • 1c heated unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. maple syrup
  • optional ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • stir thoroughly
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • mini pretzel sticks (logs)

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 126.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 153.7 mg
  • Carbs: 25.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

Warm & Cozy

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Bean Dip
400˚ 15 mins, flip, 10 mins

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Avocado bean dip

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pinch of paprika 

Cut sweet potatoes in ¼ - ½in fries.
Place in large bowl, add olive oil, paprika, chili powder, sea salt and pepper. Mix together.
Place fries on baking sheet so they don’t overlap. Cook at 400˚ for 15mins. Flip and cook for another 10mins.

While the fries cook, in a small food processor add the black beans, avocado, garlic clove. Blend together.
Scrape down the side and add lime juice, sea salt, black pepper and cumin. Blend. Add water. Blend again.
Transfer to serving bowl, add paprika or any seasoning you like.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 288.1
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 24.9 mg
  • Carbs: 42.9 g
  • Fiber: 13.6 g
  • Protein:  10.5 g

I’m Dreaming of a White Bean Soup

  • ½ small white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can 15 oz white beans (great northern)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • cook 15 mins
  • 2 pinches of sea salt

Heat pan on medium heat.
Add cumin, heat for 2-3 mins.
Add vegetable broth, onions, garlic and beans and cook for 15 mins.
Add salt and cook for five more minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 319
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 484.2 mg
  • Carbs: 60.2 g
  • Fiber: 12.6 g
  • Protein: 19 g