5 winter season foods to warm you up this season! These 5 foods will boost your immunity, keep you warm, and make you happy :-). Winter can be harsh on the body and if you are someone who struggles with periodic colds, coughs, chills and just tiredness in the winter season, these 5 warming foods are just for you!
Warming Foods for Winter Season
1. Oatmeal and Porridge made with whole millet like Jowar
Start your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal or porridge for a healthy and cozy winter breakfast. Make it sweet with fresh fruits or make it savoury with lots of veggies. Top it with fresh fruits; add in winter spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and nutmeg; sprinkle some nuts and seeds and simply enjoy. Here are 5 oatmeal/porridge recipes for you to try:
- Basic Sweet Oatmeal
- Savoury Masala Oatmeal
- Banana and Chocolate Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Sorghum (Jowar) Savoury Porridge
2. Herbal Teas
A cup of herbal tea is soothing and warming at any time. Make with fresh (or dried) herbs like tulsi, lemongrass, lemon balm, or mint. Add some ginger and turmeric for immunity and a dash of lemon juice.
Comforting and nourishing, a hot bowl of soup is perfect for a winter supper and also a full meal. Whether it’s a creamy tomato soup, a hearty vegetable soup, or a spicy lentil soup; make soups a regular part of winter meals.
Here are some winter soups recipes:
4. Roasted/ Steamed Vegetables
Winter vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower are rich in Vitamin C and boost both the immune system and mood. Pair them with vegetables like carrots, turnips, pumpkins, beetroots and onions and roast in the oven for a warm hearty meal.
5. Sautéed Greens
Winter has abundant seasonal greens – spinach, kale, fenugreek, chards, beetroot greens etc. Simply sauté the greens in olive oil and season with salt and pepper for a healthy flavourful side.
Winter is a season of abundance – the farms are glowing with their greens and root vegetables. Make sure you make the most of the fresh and seasonal produce in your area. Stay cosy, stay healthy with these warm soothing winter food ideas!