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Comfort Eating Part 2

HOW TO WARD OFF THOSE WINTER CRAVINGS

As I discussed in my previous post some people have a tendency to eat more during the colder months and it is common to have a craving for carbohydrate rich ‘comfort foods’. This can sometimes lead to unwanted weight gain and poor food choices.

So what can we do to keep healthy in the winter?

COMFORT FOODS

These foods don’t have to be sugar laden pies and cakes, a bowl of homemade soup or a delicious casserole or a meaty stew are all comforting dishes but are also packed full of nutrients.

WARM SALADS

The crispy rainbow salads that you ate through the summer probably are not very appealing on a cold day so choose a warm salad instead! Roast some vegetables, leeks, courgettes, squash and serve with grilled halloumi or try some stir fried kale, chilli and prawns.

SOUPS

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? I will be posting a few recipes over the next few weeks but let me know what your favourites are!

HEALTHY OPTIONS

If you are desperate for something sweet choose a healthy version! Stewed apples and Greek yoghurt, a fruit crumble with a topping of nuts and oats, black bean brownie (tastes great warmed with some walnuts), a bowl of porridge with nuts and seeds.

WARM DRINK

Avoid the syrup filled latte and choose a homemade ginger tea, or warm almond milk with cacao and turmeric

GO OUTSIDE

Try and walk around outside whatever the weather! Wrap up warm and get some natural light exposure -  it will lift your mood!

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