Winter has arrived. Those frosty crisp mornings are evident from the mist on the car windows and the shuddering whilst you wait for the car to heat up.
You can be guaranteed that the sniffles are out and about in the office and people around you are getting sick. The first thing we want to do is go for the big heavy hearty meals. Whilst I love these I think it is so important to not forget that your green leafy veggies are so important during the cold season. They are full of nutrients and minerals required to fight off the winter sniffles.
Greens are the perfect match for the vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and minerals your body requires. Now is the time to ensure your greens consumption is topped up. Make a point to include them in your menu this season. Think green smoothies big green leafy salads with warm roasted veggies add lots of greens to your stir fries.
I love this salad at the best of times but in winter it’s just so yummy. Warm lightly steamed veggies and chickpeas make it all come together for a satisfying meal
What you need
Lebanese cucumber chopped
Sugar snap peas, snow peas or peas
1 large avocado
Toasted sesame seeds
Toasted pumpkin seeds
Salt and pepper
What you do
Lay spinach, cucumber,avocado and chickpeas in a bowl. Lightly steam broccoli, peas and green beans for a few mins don’t over cook you still want them crisp and bright green. Add to bowl and add oil balsamic and lemon juice to your taste season with salt and pepper. Top with toasted seeds and serve.