With winter on its way, eating light can easily start to feel less and less appealing, as our bodies crave a comforting bowl of warmth at the end of the day. But just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a healthy salad – simply switch up your ingredients and preparation methods to create a more satisfying blend. It’s all about swapping out traditional raw produce for cooked elements to create a cold-weather alternative, which is as tasty as it is nutritious.
Warm salad of griddled courgettes, fennel, goat’s cheese and bacon recipe. The courgettes and fennel make this salad fresh and light while bacon and goat's cheese mean this is hearty enough for a main meal.
Whilst the cold weather tends to conjure up the desire for carbs and slow-cooked stews, such a change in diet isn’t great news for our waistlines. If you’re keen to keep it healthy, opt for a warm salad instead; these satisfying recipes are substantial enough to curb winter cravings, simply switch raw ingredients for cooked quinoa or roasted veg and enjoy the nutritional benefits of fresh food with a heartier feel.
Griddled Sweet Potatoes with Mint, Chilli and Smoked Garlic recipe from Shelina Permalloo's The Sunshine Diet cookbook. The smoked garlic in this dish intensifies the flavour. This is perfect hot, warm or cold and makes a change from traditional baked sweet potatoes.