How to eat more fruit this winter…

 

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beebys top tops to eating more fruit this winter

Winter Smoothies

So I have a confession to make.  I’m not the best fruit eater.  In summer I can easily eat my weight in fresh raspberries but apart from that the best I generally get is fruit in smoothies or berries topped on my porridge/chia puddings/bircher.  I do occasionally crave a crisp apple but I normally will snack on veggies over fruit.  However I am always trying to sneak more fruit into my diet.  Fruit is such an easy snack, plus its packed packed with so many nutrients.  I find a lot of people struggle with fruit throughout winter as our choices here in NZ aren’t as exciting as summer, so heres my top tips:

1.  Stewed Fruit:  Luckily Rhubarb is in season during winter.  Technically it is a vegetable but since we eat it like a fruit thats what we call it!  I stew a batch during the weekend making it easy to put on your hot porridge each morning.

2.  Curries:  So I know this isn’t for everyone but have you had a Duck Curry lately…How good are those grapes!

3. Crumbles:  Winter is the perfect time to have crumble for dessert.  Its quite possibly the best comfort food.

4.  Warming smoothies:  Ok so most of the time during winter I don’t feel like smoothies…due to the obvious!  But when I do I take to adding warming spices such as ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon.  Plus its a great way to “spice” up your flavour combinations.

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

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