Winter is well underway, with the coldest and, for some, the least favorite months taking their toll. Winter can mean days outside in the snow for many families, long walks with friends, and warming up around a candlelit restaurant table. Since many of the comforts of winter are more challenging to access or enjoy due to the pandemic, you may find you and your family entering into a slump of sorts.

Shaking off the winter blues requires perseverance and tools to fuel your body and soul. It can be easy to adopt unhealthy habits during the cold days of winter, ordering take-out or snacking on junk food throughout the day. While understandable, these habits can make you feel more sluggish, foggy and worsen mental and physical energy levels altogether. 

At Maries River Wagyu, we know how hard it can be to get in a good routine, which is why we want to help you get out of the slump and start fueling your body and mind. Below are three winter-inspired Wagyu dishes that will elevate energy levels and boost your mind. 

Vietnamese Style Wagyu Skewers

Adding heat and citrus to your winter meals can help transport you to Southeast Asia’s beautiful sandy beaches. With this recipe, the fresh herbs, lemongrass, and chiles come together to create an invigorating dish that will be delicious and fun to eat. The best way to adapt this recipe is to substitute the meat with ground Wagyu hamburger from Maries River’s online store. You can even buy in bulk and freeze some skewers for another night. 

Beer-Braised Wagyu

Eating more vegetables and high-quality protein can help you maintain energy levels, keeping you satisfied throughout the day. Sometimes getting enough protein and vegetables is difficult, especially if you don’t have the right recipes. This recipe combines delicious, nutrient-dense broccoli with a sweet and succulent braised beef. If you want something that will excite your taste buds and stimulate your senses, make sure to substitute the beef with farm-raised Wagyu. 

Spice-Packed Moroccan Tagine

Spices and herbs are excellent for adding flavor and tying together a dish, and many are loaded with nutrients that provide various health benefits. One of the most potent spices, turmeric, is a well-known anti-inflammatory, along with pepper, cumin, and cinnamon. This dish combines tons of different spices into a mind-and-body-fueling meal. By simply substituting the ground beef for Maries River’s ground Wagyu, you will add a ton of healthy fats into the mix. 

Eating foods high in antioxidants and healthy fats is a great way to keep your body and mind working at optimal capacity. By trying out Vietnamese Wagyu skewers, beer-braised Wagyu, and some Moroccan tagine, you can combine the ultra mouth-watering texture of farm-raised Wagyu with delicious and healing spices. 

Place your order with Maries River today so you can kick the winter values to the curb and start fueling your mind and body.