When it gets cold outside, our body experiences stress, an additional burden falls on it. Why does this happen? There are many reasons. With the arrival of winter, we don’t get enough sunlight. The body has to expend additional energy to keep warm. We lack vitamins. We may be spending less time playing sports and staying fit.
Therefore, it is especially new important to eat right in winter. For example, for those engaged in winter sports, a special diet is suitable: lovers of activities are recommended to replace fatty foods with protein, consume more water, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural yoghurts, egg dishes, and oatmeal.
I prefer hot food in the morning. During the winter months, mornings can be freezing, and properly selected meals help maintain the body’s required temperature.
What dishes are best to start a winter morning?
Whole grain baked flakes are best paired with dried fruits, honey, and nuts for the best flavour. These foods are great for fighting cold and keeping you feeling full.
OMELET WITH GOAT CHEESE, FRESH HERBS AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
This tasty and original dish, rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, gives a pleasant feeling of satiety. Simultaneously, the shiitake mushroom, which is famous for its beneficial properties in the omelette composition, helps fight not only overweight but also cholesterol and can also help prevent cancer.
GRATED CARROT CUPCAKE
This is one of the easiest muffins to make, taking about 15-20 minutes to complete. Carrots are a natural supplier of fibre and vitamin A. In the cold season, they should be eaten more often: the substances in them help the body resist the attacks of seasonal diseases.
APPLE OR PUMPKIN WAFFLES
Apple or pumpkin waffles are a great breakfast any time of the year. But it is in winter that they will help tone the body, make us energetic. Waffles go well with hot drinks like coffee, tea or a glass of boiled milk and give the body the energy to keep it warm. And also, children are terribly fond of them.
HOMINY AND BEANS BAKED IN EGG
The combination of these products may seem unusual. Mamalyga, a porridge made from cornmeal, forms the basis; fried beans and cheese are added. Then everything is baked with eggs, avocado slices, cilantro, hot salsa sauce. This hot dish is a rich source of protein and is ideal for breakfast.
Bananas contain proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, so they are filling. When baked, the beneficial properties of bananas are not lost. They can be used to make bread, which is especially useful to eat in the morning, with its help we can provide the body with the necessary energy for the whole day.
DISHES WITH SPINACH
You can bake an egg with green onions, fried mushrooms, and sun-dried or sautéed spinach. Or make a quiche pie for breakfast. The spinach included in these meals contains essential minerals and vitamins to support the body’s normal functioning.
OATMEAL WITH CHIA SEEDS AND MASALA SPICES
Milk-infused oatmeal (usually poured overnight) is one of the most versatile and popular winter mornings. You can add chia seeds and masala spice mix to it; for example – you can make it new at home by mixing cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger. These spices help fight extra pounds, strengthen the immune system, and improve digestion.