Even though the worst days of winter are far behind you, it still can seem like there’s no end in sight.

Seeing the end of the tunnel can seem a little blurry when the weather is still gloomy, cold, and dark.

Unfortunately, winter months may also bring weight gain. In fact, a poll posted in the Daily Mail reported that 59 percent of women gained an average of 4.5 pounds in the winter months, and blamed the winter days for increasing their cravings of high-calorie comfort foods.

As we move in to spring, there are tons of produce options that become newly available, and other varieties that peak in every month of the year. For example, during the month of March, asparagus, rhubarb, avocado, sprouts, and artichokes are newly in season.

What are some signs you’re in a winter food rut?

You’re not enjoying cooking as much as you used to.

You prepare the same simple meals weekly.

You’re eating frozen, unhealthy but convenient meals.

You’re eating out more frequently.

What are some foods that can get you out of a food rut?

Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, shares four signs you’re in a winter food rut and some foods that can help you get out of it.

Breaking Through: 4 Signs You’re in a Winter Food Rut

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