Winter Survival Guide: Keep the chill at bay with these tips to survive winter.
Take a walk in the sunshine. Be as active as possible. Spend time with friends, volunteer, or take a walk during the day to get some sunshine. Sun exposure is the best way to get vitamin D, but in northern regions such as places like Jackson Hole (our headquarters), the sun is at too low an angle in winter. So in addition to activity, opt for food high in vitamin D such as eggs, salmon, tuna, and mackerel to help boost your daily dose or visit our Whole Health Department for vitamin D supplements.
Boost your mood with essential oils. Essential oils can support your health during winter. Try rosemary for an instant mood lifter, lavender to calm and relax (a few drops on your pillow will promote better sleep), and eucalyptus and bergamot to help with colds.
Get plenty of ZZZs. A good night’s rest does wonders for your energy and ability to face the day refreshed. Keep to a regular schedule and get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night.
Refresh your spice cupboard. To get the maximum flavor and benefits of fresh-ground spices, explore our bulk spice section and refresh any stale spices in your cupboard. Enjoy a few of these to warm up your dishes: nutmeg for French toast, vanilla for desserts (like the apple streusel pie recipe below), and ginger, a warming spice good in stir-fries and sauces.
Cozy, comfort cooking. Nothing says comfort like apple pie. Take the chill off by filling your home with an enticing, cinnamon aroma while enjoying fresh winter fruit. Try our house recipe for Apple Streusel Pie here or come in and purchase one of these beauties fresh made in our bakery ($14.99).