Keep out the cold with these healthy dishes from qnutrapharma.com nutritionist Alix Woods…
Baked sweet potato
Instead of a regular jacket potato, go for a baked sweet potato, which is an excellent source of vitamin A — an essential nutrient for our immune system and skin. Serve with healthy protein such as tuna or cottage cheese and a portion of green veg for added vitamins and minerals.
Comforting shepherd’s pie is full of nutrient-rich, immune-boosting ingredients including garlic, onion, celery, carrot and tomato. If you’re cutting down on calories or carbohydrates, replace the potato with cauliflower mash.
Make your own healthy curry by choosing tomato-based sauces with lots of immunity-enhancing ingredients such as turmeric, garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice and magnesium-rich green veg such as spinach, broccoli or green beans.
Grilled bacon with avocado on toast
For a healthier take on a bacon sarnie, use grilled back bacon and toasted dark rye bread or sourdough, which will provide slow-releasing energy. Top with slices of ripe avocado, to provide healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants.
To make this lighter alternative to apple crumble, stew some apples or bake them whole in the oven. Sweeten with dried fruit if they are too tart, then top with Greek yogurt and chopped nuts for healthy fats and protein.