Looking for some foods to add to your diet this winter? Then this is the list for you! With winter fast approaching, there's no time like now to stock up on foods that will help keep you healthy during the cold months. For some people, it can be harder to get fresh and tasty foods in wintertime, so this list is focused on foods you should be adding to your diet that are readily available... each contains elements that will help you keep your skin supple and healthy, help energize you through the cold (and darker!) winter months, and in general help to boost your health!
- Salmon. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (along with sardines, chia and flaxseed)... this unsaturated fatty acid may protect against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss, as well as protect your joints, and offer up heart health benefits, too. And an added benefit? It nourishes your skin and calms inflammation... important when the weather is dry.
- Peanuts. I love to eat nuts as a snack - they are portable and usually offer up a bevy of benefits that traditional (read: unhealthy) snacks don't. Why not make your snacks count towards your healthy goals?!?! One of my favorites is peanuts (I love walnuts too!). When it comes to healthy snacking, peanuts are one of my all-time favorite choices for some salty crunch with the added benefits of fiber, protein, and healthy fats! Peanuts are heart healthy, high in protein and low in carbs, and provide vitamins and minerals. This is just one of the reasons I included peanuts in my new EVER BETTER™ Chocolate PB Passion! Protein Bites. These healthy cookies are great for anyone looking for a sweet treat without all the guilt, and some extra protein too! Give them a try - a perfect winter indulgence!
- Broccoli and Cauliflower. Winter is a good time to up your intake of vitamin C - this antioxidant can help block damage caused by free radicals, which contributes to aging. So what better time than now to make sure vitamin C is part of your diet?! Two of the best veggie sources are broccoli and cauliflower... and the good thing is these vegetables are readily available, inexpensive and versatile. Broccoli soup, a stir fry (use some of the ingredients listed above!), eaten as crudites with a delicious homemade hummus... the list goes on. My DeniseAustin.com eating plan includes recipes like Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad, Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli, Colorful Veggie Omelette and more! Start your free trial and see all that my customizable meal plan offers up... you can choose from a variety of diets, two calorie counts, and more - then I give you all you need to eat healthy in wintertime and beyond! Check out all the healthy eating options today!