Food That's Good for the Soul
Embrace seasonal produce and hearty, healthy comfort food that will have the whole family asking for more. Nutritious and delicious? We’ve got the tasty goods!
- 1 Mar 2023
From crisp veg and zesty fruits to tasty leafy greens, make the most of fresh winter produce to boost your immune system, and keep you feeling good throughout the chilly months. We’ve rounded up the most popular superfoods and seasonal produce, so you can bump up your nutrition and create healthy, hearty meals you’ll have on high rotation.
Dark Leafy Greens:
Winter is the perfect time to stock up on dark leafy greens, such as kale and spinach. These greens are packed with vitamins C, K, and A, as well as calcium and iron, making them an excellent source of nutrients to boost our health during the winter months. Try them sautéed, baked or blended into a smoothie for a nutritious treat.
Bursting with beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of goodness. They’re packed potassium, fibre, and complex carbohydrates, which provide a slow-release energy source to help us stay warm on chilly winter days. Sweet potatoes can be baked, roasted, mashed, or even used in stews and soups.
Oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are all winter favourites and an excellent source of vitamin C, which can strengthen our immunity and ward off colds. The bright, fresh flavour of these juicy fruits can help lift our moods and lift our energy on even the darkest, chilly days.
Nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fibre, and help keep us feeling full for longer. Try incorporating almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds into your winter diet for an extra boost of nutrients and energy. Chuck them on a salad, sprinkle over baked veg or snack on a handful when you feel peckish.
This winter staple is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a great source of fibre and is as delicious steamed or roasted as it is in soups and stews.
Hot tip: Invest in a slow cooker so you can create warming winter meals that the family will love. Simply throw in your vegies, protein, spices and sauces, let it all stew, and by the time dinner comes around, you’ll be serving up gourmet comfort food, minimal effort required.
Need some more inspiration? Pick from this collection of delicious winter recipes here: https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/collections/gallery/winter-meals-60-recipes-we-cant-stop-cooking/yd197m0d