Warm and Cozy! Foods to Eat While Wearing Mittens

Planning a wintry escapade this weekend? Whether you're heading out cross country skiing or downtown for some ice skating, here are a few snacks to tuck in your pockets!

When it's too cold to take off our mittens, we like to have a few snacks that are easily accessible and won't leave a lot of crumbs:

Crunchy Granola Bars
DIY Nutrigrain Fruit and Nut Bars
Gingersnap Cookies
Husband Winning Peanut Butter Cookies
Bagels - halved and spread with cream cheese (also try this quicker version)

Also high on our list of mitten-friendly foods are soups kept steaming hot in a thermos. Here are ones that can be sipped directly from the thermos - no spoon required!

Cream of Winter Squash and Tomato Soup
Rutabaga Chipotle Soup
Potato-Leek Soup
Sweet Potato Soup with Miso and Ginger
Spinach and Lemon Soup with Orzo

If you have an extra thermos, pack a warm drink to wash everything down:

Four Latte Recipes - better than Starbucks!
Homemade Chai Tea
Alton Brown's Malted Cocoa
Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy
Mulled Wine

What do you like to nibble and sip when you're having fun in the snow?

Related: 5 Ways to Warm Up This Weekend

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