Emily Day, Food Development Manager at Organix, shares 5 ways to eat well this winter
For an energy boost start the day well with a good breakfast: Porridge is a warming and delicious option for all the family. Try adding some ground almonds, as they give a natural creaminess you could make the porridge with water rather than milk for a dairy free option and sprinkle with cinnamon for some extra warmth! If you fancy something different you could just top with fresh or dried fruit.
Eat the seasons: Food is at its best when it’s in season so try to get as much as you can on the menu at home. Try Brussels sprouts and white cabbage in December, carrot and kale in January, and leeks and savoy cabbage in February.
A colourful plate: Lots of different colours of fruit and vegetables on their plate will introduce little ones to new flavours and ensure your family enjoys a range of tastes and textures. A colourful plate helps provide all the nutrients needed to stay strong and healthy, from vitamin A to zinc.
Have fun with food: Getting creative and playful is a great way to let children explore food and try new foods. Try making some simple fun winter plates using fruit, veg and Organix finger foods, like a chilly snowman or a hungry caterpillar. See more ideas at www.organix.com/recipes
Winter warmers: Look out for seasonal recipes and meal ideas that can feed the whole family.
Top Tip: Eating what’s in season this winter can also be better for your budget.
A basket of fruit and veg bought in season can be as much as a third cheaper than the same basket bought out of season.
What is your favourite healthy winter meal to eat as a family? Mine is a lovely casserole but neither Mr H nor Miss H like them (neither of them like my cooking either!) so our family winter favourite is Mr H’s roast!