Winter Food Guide

Winter Food Guide

Winter is the time of year to throw on a cosy oversized jumper, grab a bowl of homemade mac and cheese, and enjoy the comforts of home. We all love the aroma of fresh-baked bread from the oven and the winter weather is the perfect excuse to embrace that, especially after this year.

The best winter meals are not only those that warm our bodies but that also soothe our minds. Winter days can feel long and dreary at the moment, and sometimes the best remedy is a slow cooker meal or a warm mug of hot chocolate. We all could use a healthy dose of comfort on a cold, blustery winter day.

Start your day with a healthy slow-release breakfast, which will keep you full of energy until lunch. Warming oats are a great way to start your morning, try topping with nuts or seeds and some seasonal winter fruit like apples, pears, cranberries or dates. Add foods like sweet potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers and citrus fruits to your meals as they contain vitamin C, which plays an important role in the immune system and energy levels, especially important if you regularly exercise.

We’ve made life a bit simpler with a selection of recipes that take minimal preparation. For the busy workers, a slow cooker meal guarantees food on the table after a long day. Chicken, carrots and new potatoes make a family-friendly trio and, taking just five minutes’ prep time, you can throw it together before work. For a quick recipe, rustle up a Japanese-inspired noodle soup for a Friday night in. A comforting broth with chicken breast and sweetcorn will sort out a long hard-working week. Burgers are a go-to food during barbecue season, but an oven-cooked turkey burger works just as well on a cold night. If you’re watching your waistline, turkey makes a lighter alternative to classic beef burgers. Skip the bun, serve with wedges and you’re all set.

We hope you enjoyed our winter food guide tips, head to our IGTV channel for more recipes.

 

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