Winter is the time to indulge in some great vegan food. So go vegetarian and try some astoundingly delicious foods this season!
Olives An excellent source of calcium, olives can be a single source of keeping the pH balance of the body intact. They are also a good source of unsaturated oils, making them perfect for consumption in winter. Eat them topped on your sandwich or raw, they are simply irresistible and full of goodness.
Goji Berries This Chinese food item is rich in beta-carotene, giving competition to the erstwhile provider of the same – carrot. It also provides a sufficient amount of Vitamin C, making it a great antioxidant for the human body. Consume them raw, as snack, or mixed with other fruits!
Garlic More than just a dash of garlic adds more than just flavour to your regular cooking. Whether it is Indian or continental cuisine, use this food to greatly enhance the culinary experience.
Spinach Perhaps popularized by Popeye the Sailor Man, this green leafy vegetable is super-rich in nutritious value and a fantastic source of Vitamins A, C, E and K. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, protein and calcium, making it a powerhouse of healthy elements.
Oranges Rich in Vitamin C, oranges are citrus foods and therefore acidic. Freshly squeezed orange juice is known to be a great starter to the day, especially winter mornings.
Peas Peas are a must-have in winter. They can be prepared in such a variety of ways that each dish can be a different food item of its own. Cook them in a bit of oil and cumin for a warm and tasty meal. Or simply munch them raw. These little green pod-dwellers can never make you go wrong on the health factor.
Beans Sticking to green, there are beans of various kinds that can be cooked in various styles. Indian cooking allows for various dished to be prepared with beans, and along with other vegetables. You can even prepare bean soup for a healthy and tasty evening meal.
Apple Crumble With all this food being discussed, can desserts be left far behind? A healthy and very wintry one is apple crumble. The best part is you can make it totally fat-free. Warm, delicious and nutritious, this is certainly one hot favourite for the season. Who says you cannot stay away from no-vegetarian fare. With such scrumptious dishes around, who needs meat as a must-have on the platter? Happy eating!