We all associate the wintry conditions and holiday season with relaxation, indulgence, and ultimately, weight gain. While the breaks may be longer and the food more decadent, there are way to hack your recipes and get more these incredibly common and healthy holiday herbs and spices.
Check 'em out!
One of the most common and prominent superfoods, ginger finds a special place in every holiday course. Originating in China, this root finds its way into many cuisines, and in holiday desserts. Eat more ginger for these benefits:
Perhaps the quintessential holiday spice, nutmeg is sourced from the tropical evergreen tree found commonly in East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Try a pinch in your desserts, roasted nuts, and many holiday beverages. Here's more of why you should!
Candy Canes don't count! Now that we've cleared that, try getting more natural peppermint in your life. Nothing clears the after-dinner grog better than a cool dose of livening peppermint. Find out why!
Use it to liven up savory dishes like roasted vegetables, in braises, and even in cocktails for its aromatic effects and distinct, rich flavor. Rosemary is the perfect herb for the main course. Here's why you should have it with your veggies this season.