I sit here as the rain is lashing outside, I am rugged up and have a pair of sky socks on(!), the heating is cranking and I am eating a bowl of quinoa and chia porridge, I feel cosy. Intuitively in the colder seasons we gravitate to warming practices and foods, and as our cold months are short in Sydney, I feel that we can actually celebrate the fact we can stay in a bit more, go to ground and eat more warming foods such as soups, slow cooks, porridges and the likes. However, I do find that in clinic when reviewing people’s diet diaries they still contain a lot of cold food such as smoothies, raw summer salads and fruits. So, I have got together with Alison and Hayley to provide you with some winter warming inspiration – with our top tips and favourite recipes.
By Karen Latter naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist
As naturopaths we are very interested in the food that you put into your body, which is why we often ask you to recall what you have eaten in the last 24 hours and also keep a 3 or 7 day diet diary, it gives us a window into your eating habits, lifestyle and your relationship with food. We find, for lots of people, lunch is often the time where good nutrition goes downhill. Whether it is a hastily grabbed convenient one at work, reaching for easy fillers at home or packing a lunch box for your kids to only see it returned uneaten. So we’ve put our heads together to give you some of our favourite lunch time recipe ideas:-