It’s the time of year for hearty, warm, filling dishes. Yet, we can still eat healthily and seasonally while enjoying yourself. Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes to get you through the coming darker days.
It’s important to try and eat seasonally as the foods are going to be fresher and in turn more nutritionally rich.
For Northern Europe the produce in season are the following: Apples, Artichokes, Beetroot, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cabbages, Calabrese, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Courgettes, Endive, Fennel, French & Kidney Beans, Grapes, Iceberg Lettuce, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Little Gem Lettuce, Marrows, Mushrooms, Onion, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Plums, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Savoy Cabbage, Salsify and Scorzonera, Spring Greens, Swedes, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Turnips, White Cabbage and Watercress.
For a snack…
What better way could there be to use up a whole pumpkin once you're done with the flesh. Pumpkin seeds are full of valuable nutrients, high in magnesium, antioxidants and fibre and linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers.
Vegetable crisps are amazing, add your own seasoning and you're away with a delightful snack.
A perfect pick me up snack for when you 4pm snack time rolls around.
With a hint of balsamic the sweet sharp taste will bring your veggies to the next level.
The colour of this is enough to make anyone excited about their dinner.
Pure deliciousness wrapped in puff pastry.
For a sweet tooth…
You just can't go wrong with a carrot cake, even if you're not a big fan of carrots.
Mary Berry's Double crusted apple pie. Considering apples are in season all winter this would definitely be worth making.
Great for an on the go breakfast or after dinner snack.