Summer 2023 is coming to an end, and for many, this sparks the season of prepping for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as thinking about Halloween. It’s all good fun!
However, as the seasons change, appetites change too, and many people seek out comfort food to warm up after a cold day at work or a wet walk in the park with their dogs.
There are many comfort foods to try, but in this article, you will be guided through the best, so read on for some tasty ideas!
Everyone loves hot chocolate, and in the months of fall, it becomes a staple hot drink for many.
There are many types to buy, too, from traditional chocolate bombs at Dallmann to hot chocolate bombs that mix white chocolate and raspberry; you are bound to find the right option for you and your kids to enjoy with some marshmallows.
Ah, pumpkins, the vegetable of Halloween that is often overlooked as being edible!
However, pumpkin soup is a delectable, savory dish to eat in those colder months. High in fiber, iron, and Vitamin C, pumpkin soup is usually made by boiling cubed pumpkin, mixing it with cream and onion, and then eating it at a lukewarm temperature. Paired with bread, it will warm you and your family up with ease and will stave off hunger.
Just make sure you don’t cook the rind if you are making it at home!
Apple pies are linked to late summer, as this is when apple trees begin to drop their apples, making apple pies (either homemade or store-bought) a tasty treat to have on those dark pre-Halloween evenings.
Apple pie, when baked at home, can be great when there is cinnamon or ginger added to them, as well as taste delightful when served with ice cream or custard. One thing is for sure; you won’t have any issues getting your kids to eat this after dinner!
Butternut Squash Risotto
Who doesn’t love butternut squash?
This tasty vegetable, along with pumpkin, signals the start of fall and is a versatile option for vegans, vegetarians as well as those who eat meat. In this case, when it comes to comfort food, you should look into having a butternut squash risotto. Made with mozzarella, arborio rice, and a lot of butter, this is the perfect comfort dish to enjoy by yourself, when you have guests, or as a family meal. The butternut squash adds a sweet and woody flavor to it and also makes sure it is filling. Best of all, it is very tasty when reheated the day after for lunch!
Most people look forward to Thanksgiving or Christmas lunch when the weather starts to get colder, so it may be worth stocking up on some chickens to see you through those chilly nights and evenings ahead!
Chicken is great for iron deficiencies, as it is high in iron, as well as potassium and magnesium, which can be lower in women of a certain age or women who are pregnant. Also, roast chicken soup is divine, as are roast chicken sandwiches, so have fun and enjoy this tasty food! To make it extra healthy, avoid using salt when you are roasting it, and use low-fat oils, which will help to crisp the skin without the extra calories.