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Winter brings us awesome superfoods like citrus and berries, but what about the other great veggies that can bring some serious vitamins to the table? Here are some foods you can't miss out on this season! Brussels Sprouts: Brussels sprouts have such powerful anti-cancer properties that even the occasional meal of sprouts could have significant benefits. They're also an excellent source of folic acid and vitamin C. Potato and Leek Soup with Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts - Chestnuts: Chestnuts are the only low-fat nut, so chestnut stuffing is lower in calories than traditional sausage-meat types. Home-made is best – simply blitz peeled chestnuts in a blender and add a touch of butter, cinnamon and salt to taste. Roasted Chestnut Cookies - Carrots: This root vegetable contains high amounts of beta carotene which the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is a key nutrient in immune function, helping to protect against infection and reduce the risk and duration of respiratory illness by keeping our lungs healthy. Maple-Orange Roasted Chickpeas & Carrots - Fennel: This licorice tasting winter vegetable offers more than just a unique tang. Fennel is low in calories yet high in the phytonutrient anethole, which may help boost the immune response. Fennel, like celery is a member of the parsley plant family however compared to its cousins, it contains much higher levels of vitamin C. Butternut Squash, Fennel, and Apple Galette -
@nokcha Strangely enough, I've kind of gotten into chewing on fennel straight... Apparently in India, the seeds are chewed to aid digestion after a meal. You can even buy them candy coated.
It took me a while but now I am completely in love with fennel! There is actually a ton of wild fennel that grows behind my house. It smells wonderful (though I havent tried cooking it...)
I just got GORGEOUS rainbow carrots from the farmers market!
Thanks for posting some of these recipes over again! I would have totally missed that potato and leek soup and it sounds right up my alley.