Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Winter Warmers

 Winter is well & truly here so instead of packing on those kilos with warm comfort food here are some ways to get warm, hearty & waist-friendly foods

Winter Favourites
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Hot chocolate
Herbal tea
Less calories, sugar and fat & more antioxidants
Sausage roll
Lean beef rissoles
Less calories, less saturated fats, more protein
Fries
Baked potato
Less fat, no trans-fats, less sodium, fewer calories
Fish & Chips
Grilled Salmon, & roast vegetables
Less saturated & trans fats, higher essential fatty acid & nutrient profiles,
Burger
Toasted grilled chicken, avocado, spinach, tomato wrap
Fewer calories, fat, sodium & sugar,
More protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Pie
Vegetable & smoked salmon Pastry-free quiche / frittata
More protein, higher essential fatty acid & nutrient profiles, less saturated fats
Creamy Soup with bacon & croutons
Homemade meat & vegetable soup
Less fat, sodium & sugar,
More protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Pudding
Poached Pears with cinnamon & cottage cheese
Less fat, sugar and calories, higher in antioxidants, nutrients and protein

Here are some examples for Warm Ideas for each meal
Breakfast: Omelette, porridge
Lunch: toasted lean meal & chargrilled vegetables wrap
Dinner: grilled salmon, roast pumpkin & sweet potato, steamed broccoli green beans

Remember these foods are in season:
-Fruits: pink lady apples, citrus fruits, avocadoes, kiwi and tomatoes
-Veges: pumpkin, garlic, broccoli, baby carrots, leeks, Asian greens, zucchini, kale, cauliflower, and beetroot.