Winter is often the time for indulging in warm comfort food and sugary Christmas treats. While it’s easy to neglect your diet during winter, healthy eating can offer lots of benefits like improving your mental health and building up your immune system to protect you from the nasty viruses that circulate in winter.
Here are some top tips for maintaining a healthy and balanced diet this winter.
Winter is filled with Christmas parties and delicious party food. If you know you will be attending lots of parties, make sure to eat before you leave to curb your hunger and avoid being tempted by any unhealthy Christmas party food.
You don’t have to give up the occasional sweet treat to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. However, dessert doesn't always have to be a piece of rich chocolate yule log cake or rich chocolate profiteroles; there are lots of delicious desserts you can make using seasonal fruit or vegetables.
From apple crumble to pies, the options are endless as you can use pumpkins, winter squash, apples, pears, oranges and pomegranates for a nutritious twist on your favourite winter sweet treat.
Planning your meals in advance is a great way to maintain a healthy diet. Having a plan each day will prevent you from spontaneously splurging on tempting treats that surround you during the winter season.
Here are a few tips to successfully plan your meals:
- Decide on healthy snacks you enjoy
- Once a week cut up fresh produce and portion out snacks
- Use healthy ready-prepped meals to prevent cooking procrastination
- Eat at a regular time each day to avoid last-minute unhealthy decisions
Using ready-prepped meals is a great way to maintain a healthy diet as you are guaranteed a nutritious meal with minimal effort. At Pow Food, we offer a range of delicious, nutritious ready-prepped meals including Vegan gut healthy cottage pie, Vegan Amazonian cacao three-bean chilli, and more.
Winter food doesn’t have to be packed full of sugar and carbohydrates. There are lots of healthy winter-themed food that are delicious and nutritious. Broth-based soups, squash and roasted vegetables are all good ways to stay warm while still eating healthy. Try cosy, hearty meals like chicken noodle soup or a roast with vegetables.
If you are looking for delicious healthy prepared meals, then look no further than Pow Food. We offer nutritious food box delivery services for both individuals and companies. Our delicious meals include nutritious soups, cold press juices, and so much more.
For additional information on the range of services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.