Inspiration: Eat to get warm!

It’s no mystery the food we consume has an impact on our internal temperatures and our outward feelings.  With winter coming our bodies are now adjusting to a season that fatigues our bodies just trying to keep warm.

storm coming in from balcony<–it’s a-blowin’ in!

Do your body some good.

roasted sea bass, garlic ginger saladWhile most of us crave really hearty dishes when it is cold, something lighter with dynamic properties could do more of a long-term trick in keeping you warm and energized.

Today’s inspiration: ROASTED SEA BASS with a GINGER GARLIC AVOCADO SALAD

Why it works:

Sea bass, avocado, and sesame seed oil all contain omega fats (the good kind) that are necessary in human bodies to transport nutrients, which will keep you energized, and keep your hair and skin hydrated with the cold weather

Ginger naturally circulates your blood, which will help keep those extremities from getting too cold!

IMG_7692_2Garlic and lemon are natural germ-fighters internally and will help you from getting sick or kill those bad things that have already crept in there

Lettuce and salads are low in caloric density and high in water content and nutrients, which keep you hydrated and fill your stomach, while regulating your digestion and feeling of mobility.  (Cold weather already makes you feel lethargic, so why increase that when you can actually decrease it?)

It tastes incredible, so the endorphins won’t hurt, either.

To make the salad, use the Bubble Child Creamy Ginger Garlic Vinaigrette recipe here and drizzle it over some lettuce and sliced avocado: http://bubblechild.com/2013/10/06/you-say-ginger-i-say-salad-dressing/

To roast your sea bass, simply season it with salt and pepper, cut it into portions, and pop it in the oven on parchment paper or a lightly greased pan at 225 degrees F for somewhere between 8 and 15 minutes (depends on your oven and the thickness of your fish).  You want the fish to be opaque, meaning it isn’t raw or cold in the middle and is cooked through.  Serve with a side or rice, quinoa, or cooked millet for a filling and fresh complement.

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or you can just have red wine in snow and call it a day.

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