Freshmade NYC’s After School Snacks of the Week

With all this cold and blustery weather we are having, we decided to focus on “warming” foods this week.  Did you know that eating certain foods can help keep your body warm?  Here are some of our favorite “warming” foods:





  • Nuts and seeds (almonds, sesame, pumpkin, fennel)
  • Spices (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, ginger, pepper)
  • Herbs (basil)
  • Vegetables (winter squash, hearty greens, root vegetables)
  • Fruits (papaya, pineapple)
  • Whole Grains (brown rice, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, millet)
  • Liquid based foods like soups, stews and warm beverages aid with hydration (bodies get easily dehydrated in the colder months)
  • Foods high in vitamins A, B, and C help protect the body from colds
  • Honey, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and ginger are especially helpful in destroying mucus, warding off those running noses, sore throats, etc.

We incorporated our favorite warming foods into the After School Snack this week:

Sunflower-Goji Cookies

Warming “Milk” Shake

Book of the Week:  Green Beans, Potatoes and Even Tomatoes by Brian Cleary