Happy January 2016 and Happy New Years!
What should our winter menu look like and how to prepare?
As we move into the winter months it is beneficial to nourish our bodies with warming foods.
According to Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and traditions, certain foods affect our internal temperature by heating and invigorating our body.
Start with these winter menu recommendations
- Grains,nuts and seeds: oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet walnuts, almonds, pumpkin and sesame seeds
- Vegetables: root vegetables, chili peppers, beets, carrots, winter squash, garlic, onions, parsnips, leeks and sweet potatoes
- Fruits: cherries, dates, bananas, avocado, grapefruit, papayas and coconut
- Protein: organic eggs, poultry, lamb, oily fish, butter and ghee
- Spices: coriander, clove cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, pepper and nutmeg
- Beverages: healing broths, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric teas
Some of my favourite winter menu breakfast ideas are:
Winter Menu lunch or dinner options:
- Potato leek soup
- Carrot ginger soup
- Vegetarian or meat chilis
- Root vegetable fries
- Spaghetti squash with pesto and grilled vegetables
- Vegetarian and beef stews including root vegetables
Click here for a delicious Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine recipe, full of warming spices, herbs chunky vegetables, and chickpeas. It can be vegetarian or vegan, or add some hearty meat if desired.Eat up and enjoy your winter menu options!!
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