Winter is officially here! Although it is easy to fall into the trap of sleeping in, rugging up and swapping nutrition for convenience, we are here to help you. Get ready to stop those Winter blues and transform your well-being with these simple nutritional hacks designed to help you embrace the goodness of seasonal produce, protect your immune system and create easy nutrient dense meals all Winter long.
We like to call this first hack ‘leftover magic soup’. We all experience the weekly ritual of opening your fridge and discovering the sad produce that was never used. Instead of letting those small portions of meat, veggies, or grains go to waste, transform them into a flavourful and comforting meal. Simply throw these items in a large pot or slow cooker with fresh herbs, spices and stock and watch as you transform your neglected groceries into a deliciously wholesome weeknight meal.
Harnessing the power of your scraps is one of the best ways to reduce food waste and enjoy nutritious meals for less. Forget paying for broths and stock powders, we’re here to spill the tea on how you can make these savoury liquids by using up your weekly kitchen scraps. Before discarding vegetable peels, ends, and bones, collect them in a freezer bag. Once you have a good amount collected, simmer them in water to create a rich, flavourful broth. This homemade liquid gold can be used as a base for soups, stews, risottos, or simply enjoyed as a nourishing drink on its own. Top tip: add a few tablespoons of our Wild Fields Mushroom Broth or Better Cheddar for extra flavour and nutrients.
You’ve heard it before, but we will say it again, eating seasonal produce not only saves you money on your weekly grocery bill but ensures you’re consuming fresh and flavourful produce. Nature provides a diverse array of fruits and vegetables throughout the year, each with its unique nutritional profile. By aligning your meals with the seasons, you'll savour the bounties that nature offers and benefit from the variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they provide.
Nourish your body and soul this Winter with these simple nutritional hacks designed to help you navigate your way through the colder months. We hope you love these hacks as much as we do.