How to Eat to Keep Warm!

It’s that time of year when the weather is getting decidedly more chilly and the light is fading earlier. All of a sudden it’s time to switch from the summery salads to winter stews. The kettle is on more and the biscuit tin beckons. But how do you eat healthily yet still enjoy those winter foods?

Porridge is a great start to the day. Try adding different fruit, a sprinkle of seeds or some chopped nuts for variety. Alternatively try scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes with toast.

Include something warming and satisfying at lunch, try a vegetable based soup, baked beans on toast or an omelette.

Although tea and coffee can warm you up it should be limited to 4 cups a day. Try hot squash, herbal or fruit tea or even hot water with a slice of lemon instead.

Winter stews and casseroles are delicious. Try using a slow cooker, pop it on in the morning and dinner will be ready by tea time. Include plenty of vegetables and add a couple of handfuls of lentils or beans/pulses to reduce the amount of meat you use. Bean and pulses are low in fat, have a low glycaemic index and contain plenty of fibre, so are a great weight loss aid.

Keep Active. Getting up and moving around more will get the blood pumping around the body and so warm you up. Plan some activity into your day and keep moving whenever you can.

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4 Responses to “How to Eat to Keep Warm!”

  1. Sharon
    4 November, 2012 at 21:43 #

    In winter I save the ironing for when I am watching TV…the ironing keeps me warm & also stops me from snacking in front of the TV

    • 4 November, 2012 at 21:57 #

      Fabulous idea Sharon, I love it!

  2. 10 January, 2013 at 10:20 #

    This is such a great read! It is so easy to put weight on in the winter and let your health slide. You have managed to keep us informed on how to keep warm and keep the weight down!

    Fantastic xx

    • 10 January, 2013 at 11:05 #

      Thanks so much! It cad be too easy to put on weight in the winter months, but it is possible to eat heathily and stay trim.

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