The sun’s setting earlier and the evenings are getting colder. With winter on its way, don’t get too comfortable with high-kilojoule comfort food rather get creative with seasonal soups, fresh fruit and vegetables.
While it’s perfectly possible to buy fruits and veggies all year round, there’s nothing like the freshness and flavour you get from adding seasonal, produce to your diet. Warm healthy soups are an easy way to stick to your health and fitness goals.
Why not replace winter warmers (like roast potatoes) for seasonal vegetables like Cauliflower and Broccoli? For soup lovers, spring onions and peppery rocket are delicious toppings for any soup. If you’re a pudding person, seasonal Rhubarb makes a mouth-watering crumble!
Replacing red meat for white often offers lighter options too: with poultry and seafood a healthy addition to any spring or summertime salad.
And, while you may feel more hungry as temperatures drops, it’s doubly important to keep drinking. It is recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower fat milk and sugar-free drinks all count, of course, but why not bring out the blender? May’s seasonal fruits are perfect for great-tasting juices and smoothies.