It is the most popular question asked every February 2nd…will Phil, the famous groundhog, see his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter weather? For this Texas gal, I am glad he did NOT! Bring on the sunshine and shorts weather please!
Nonetheless, February is typically one of our colder months, and nothing warms the body up like a steaming bowl of chili. Which brings up another debated question…beans or no beans? Personally, I don’t have a preference just as long as you save some for me! I could eat chili every single day of winter and never tire of it because there are so many variations. I love experimenting with different combinations of meat, veggies and seasonings.
My recent favorite came about from trying to incorporate more sweet potato recipes in my diet (that don’t include marshmallows!). Did you know that sweet potatoes are beneficial in treating inflammation, bronchitis, asthma AND arthritis? The combination of beta carotene, magnesium, iron, complex B vitamins and phosphorus make this tuber a clear winner for super foods!