Nutrition In Winter
This month, we are focusing on Nutrition in Winter, with tips and ideas for healthy eating during the colder months. Emilio Pascucci, Head Chef at Astbury Manor Care Home in Bracknell, and Tomasz Milewski, Head Chef at Droitwich Mews Care Home in Droitwich Spa, will be sharing some of their favourite winter recipes, including a range of delicious vegetarian options. Throughout November, we will also share top tips and ideas, including the benefits of batch cooking, how to incorporate beans and pulses into your winter dishes, and the importance of winter warmer recipes.
Head of Culinary and Hospitality at Avery Healthcare, Simon Lawrence, enjoys the seasonal variety, “Autumn and winter are a perfect opportunity to prepare fresh and wholesome meals to support your immune system to help fight any winter colds and viruses and keep our energy levels up. There’s an abundance of versatile, seasonal produce available at this time of year for main courses and, of course, desserts and plenty of opportunities to get creative and revive or spice up some old classics.”
Continuing to eat a range of well-balanced, healthy meals during the winter months ensures we have the key nutrients to support our immune system and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as apples, pears, plums, parsnips, mushrooms, leeks, and courgettes can be combined with a range of carbohydrates, such as whole-grain breads, sweet potatoes, rice and pasta. As the month progresses, our recipes can inspire you to create warming, nutritional meals. Keep an eye on our blog throughout November or follow our Facebook page to see more of our content.
Click below to see this week’s recipes: