Root Vegetables

Local produce vegetables can be hard to find when cold weather inhibits crop growth. But root vegetables like beets, carrots and turnips can withstand the cold, so local farmers can provide fresh produce and you can get the benefits. Roast carrots for boost of beta-carotene, or boil turnips for vitamins C and A.

Hot Soup

Soup is winter’s perfect food —either veg soup or non-veg soup. as long as you hold the cream, salt and vegetables or chicken . Look for soup recipes that call for chicken broth, vegetable broth or water as the base and include a lot of vegetables. Pair your soup with a side of 100 percent whole grain crackers for a dose of grains. Don’t have any recipes handy. Try our soup recipes.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is much more than just a convenient breakfast food; it also provides nutrients that are essential during winter. Oatmeal contains both calcium and potassium, which according to Bernice, are known to reduce blood pressure numbers. Oatmeal is high in zinc (important for proper immune function) and soluble fiber (associated with heart health).There is many flavored oatmeal is available in market, although it is a bit more expensive. To eat healthy on a budget, go with old-fashioned oats.

Dry fruits

Dry fruits are winter’s perfect food and regular use to dry fruits for good health. Dry fruits are rich sources of proteins and minerals. Dry fruits are really expensive and are regarded as delicacies but the health benefits that they possess make them worth their price. Dates are warm in nature and are highly recommended in the winter months. Not only are they a good source of, iron, fiber, calcium, vitamins C and B3, and magnesium, they are also a good source of energy.

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