Like freecapingaussie I love the meaty, heavy foods of winter. To me, there is nothing better than a fine roast of beef, roasted potatoes & veggies along with yorkshire pudding and loads of gravy. Nummmm.....gee, no wonder I'm overweight!
The comfort foods of winter are usually full of carbs and are unhealthy... so while they may taste great, the lighter foods of summer (fruits, veggie wraps, etc) are better to have. I guess this is another reason why people gain weight in the winter?
That depends on the season. It's summer in Peru right now so we're enjoying plenty of sweet juicy mangoes, red seedless grapes, tart raspberries, soft figs and crisp fresh salads. But when cold winter weather creeps up on us, I find myself craving spicy chili con carne, crunchy sweet potato fries, horchata ice cream with salted caramel sauce and blueberry scones. I love it all!
Mmm, the heavy comfort foods of winter definitely. My waistline wishes I prefered the lighter foods! But I love any kinds of chicken and mashed potatoes and stew in bread bowls (a winter classic here) and... on and on.
I prefer the comfort foods because they feel me up, I seem to need more soups and casseroles in the winter than in the summer. I eat lighter foods in the summer because it is so hot and most cold foods are lighter.
Winters not far off now - where I live at least. It's the time of year to enjoy some warming comfort foods... I'm looking forward to beef and beer pie with suet pastry, roast potatoes, veg and a nice thick beefy gravy...