Although I am not usually a big fan of turnips, I recently discovered how tasty they can be in a slow cooker soup with butternut squash, potato, onion and pear. Yes, I said pear! We have learned more and more that there is a strong connection between our physical health and our mental well-being. Nourishing yourself with fresh healthy foods, including a variety of vegetables, grains and lean protein is a great way to combat the winter blues. If you enjoy cooking, take this opportunity to try a new recipe with a winter vegetable. Even if you don’t enjoy cooking…look for easy ways to get a variety of vegetables into your meals.
Check out this article for more on the connection between nutrition and mental health: