17 Jan

Written by Kayleigh on January 17, 2017

winter veg

With supermarkets stocking all types of vegetables all year round, it’s always easy to have whatever you want but sticking to what’s in season will save you a lot of money overall. Choosing veg that’s out of season will always have an increased price.

Winter vegetables aren’t the most inspiring, but they’re comforting, packed full of nutrients and with a few added ingredients you can make some great, low cost meals.

One of the most hearty and wholesome things you can make is soup and sweet potato and butternut squash is one of my personal faves. It’s warming, creamy and filling and so easy to make.

Soup is also great to make in big batches that you can freeze in portions and then use them as and when you want one and it’s a great way to use up those last few bits of veg.

Salad isn’t just a summer thing, you can make a delicious honeyed winter salad using roasted butternut squash, parsnips and red onion and a handful of spinach leaves with a few added ingredients.

If butternut squash isn’t your thing then here’s a recipe for you, adding a little bit of mustard to some cheap chicken portions and some celery, carrot, swede, and a few other bits will make a very tasty and hearty chicken and veg casserole.

Of course, it’s not just winter veg you get creative with there’s loads of fruit you can use as well to make some great desserts.

Using pear and rhubarb you can make some great crumbles and pies. Jams and compotes are great to make from winter fruit and if you make enough it can last you into the summer season as well.

Just because its winter and a lot of things are gloomy there’s no reason your meals have to be. So adding a bit of colour, flavour and spice to any meal will help take you out of those winter blues. Get creative and see what you can come up with.

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