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Clean eating may seem easier in the Summer months as throwing a fresh summer salad together may seem easier than lurking over the hot pot right?

Wrong! We’re here to tell you some winter warming recipes that won’t leave you slaving in the kitchen all day!

The traditional, full of flavour slow cooked stew is perfect for those chilly evenings!

This recipe mixes the wonderful taste of BBQ pork and winter vegetables, add more veges to increase the nutritional content.  Get up 15 minutes early for work to prepare the vegetables, throw it all in the slow cooker and when you walk in after work, your house will smell divine!  And dinner is ready for you, no evening slaving in the kitchen required!

http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-bbq-pork-stew/

Or try our Lancashire hotpot recipe, you can adapt this to be a slow cooked meal too.

http://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/Weight-Loss—Exercise/Recipes—Nutrition/All-Recipes/Lancashire-hotpot/

Or if stew isn’t really your thing, soup is an amazing Winter warmer!

These recipes are easy to snap up in the kitchen in less than an hour after a day at work.

http://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/Weight-Loss—Exercise/Recipes—Nutrition/All-Recipes/Broccoli-and-%E2%80%A8blue-cheese-soup/

http://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/Weight-Loss—Exercise/Recipes—Nutrition/All-Recipes/Smoked-salmon-%E2%80%A8leek-and-potato-soup/

http://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/Weight-Loss—Exercise/Recipes—Nutrition/All-Recipes/Pea-and-Parmesan-soup/

And for a warming, healthy dessert? Red wine poached pears with cinnamon yoghurt! Yum!

http://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/Weight-Loss—Exercise/Recipes—Nutrition/All-Recipes/Red-wine-poached-pears-with-cinnamon-yoghurt/

Pears are a fantastic source of valuable vitamins and minerals, especially in pectin.  Which will help lower cholesterol and also help tone your intestines.

And even red wine, whilst drinking the whole bottle won’t help much (we wish!), a small amount on a regular basis is a fantastic antioxidant. Teamed with some yummy poached pears, you’ve got yourself a yummy dessert without the calories!

There is some great winter fruits and veges that you can use in your meals,

Fruits: grapefruit, kiwi, lemons, mandarins, oranges

Veges: brussel sprouts, carrots, fennel, potatoes, silverbeet, spinach

Get creative and post your meal pictures on our Fernwood Morayfield Food Coaching Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Food-Coaching-Fernwood-Morayfield/254708708002348?ref=hl

Don’t be fooled by those fast fix cleanses that only last for a couple of weeks, fill yourself with the vitamins and minerals that we need as part of our daily intake and make clean habits!

Happy cooking!

 

By Zoe Kirby

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