What to Eat When It’s Supposed to Be Spring, but It’s Still Snowing Outside

We dive into the *truly important* big life question.

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It’s finally spring (yay!), but in reality, we’re stuck with winter weather. It’s snowing in some places and just plain cold in others. Which leads us to the big questions: Do we want comfort food? Do we want a big ol’ salad with fresh produce? Our taste buds are confused, so we found some options that satisfy everything.

Spring Risotto with Peas (pictured above)

All of the ingredients for this creamy risotto are probably sitting in your pantry and freezer, so you can have spring flavor and comfort food without schlepping to the grocery store.

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Antonis Achilleos

This warm, comforting soup is quick to make and full of good-for-you ingredients. Wilt Swiss chard in a spicy caraway and cumin-scented broth, then finish with protein-packed eggs, Greek yogurt and crisp pita chips.

A hearty, vegetarian dinner that we can get behind. Portobello mushrooms absorb a ton of water when you wash them; instead, just brush them gently with a clean cloth to wipe away any dirt.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate as seen on Valerie's Home Cooking Bringing the Outdoors In episode, season 8.

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Rob Pryce

We don’t care what time of year it is, if there’s snow, we must have hot chocolate. This version gets a double dose of cinnamon: Mexican chocolate, which has cinnamon in it, and cinnamon sticks for steeping.

Food Network Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Carbonara.

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Matt Armendariz

It’s a little bit lighter than the standard comfort food classic, but still hits all of the savory notes you crave. Microwaving spaghetti squash is a clever trick that cuts down on cook time, allowing you to make this in just 35 minutes.

Rhubarb Jam Bars as seen on Valerie's Home Cooking Say Hello to the Flavors of Spring episode, season 8.

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Rob Pryce

If you’re snowed in and have some time on your hands, make these rhubarb jam bars to make the whole house smell like spring (and baked goods).  

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