In cold weather, the body requires more caloric food than in summer. What should be included in the autumn menu in order to warm up and not get tired?
Cold weather has replaced the recent summer. Warm caloric food is one of the sure ways to warm up in cold weather. But the consequences of such warming can have a bad effect on the figure. How to make an autumn menu to feel good in the cold without being afraid to get better?Soups
Soups are the perfect dish to warm up in cold weather. It is not necessary for the soup in the autumn menu to be heavy and rich. You can even get a portion of heat from hot vegetable soup eaten together with a grain bun.
To warm up and get rid of the feeling of hunger for a long time, prepare a hearty soup with mushrooms, noodles, beans or lentils. Well, the most "serious" version of hearty soup is pureed soup. To prepare it, fry some onions and garlic to taste. Boil your favorite vegetables (for example, carrots, pumpkin, celery, green peas). Then chop the vegetables in a blender and mix with the roast. You can also add a few drops of olive oil and pine nuts to the soup.
Meat is one of the indispensable warming products. Meat dishes are high-calorie foods that give the body energy to maintain body temperature, so meat should be included in the autumn menu. In order not to burden the body with excess fat, give preference to low-fat meats.
Are you afraid that a meat dish will leave behind a feeling of heaviness? Then do not eat meat together with carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, pasta). It is better to stew meat with vegetables.
If you do not have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, include hot and spicy dishes in the autumn menu. Pepper, ginger, mustard, cloves, cinnamon have a warming power. Spicy stews, curry, roasts, casseroles with meat provide warmth in cold weather. Experimenting with flavors, spices can be added to tea, rice, and stewed meat.
In general, granola is a traditional breakfast in the United States. But why don't we borrow this healthy recipe for our fall menu? The composition of granola is similar to muesli. Its composition includes oatmeal, nuts, honey, and sometimes rice, baked until crispy. Dried fruits can be added to the mixture. You can make granola yourself. We offer you such a recipe. Mix a glass of oatmeal, a handful of walnuts and pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons each of sugar and honey, 1 teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon. Add a pinch of salt, a spoonful of vegetable oil and 4 tbsp. spoons of applesauce. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and leave it for 40 minutes at 180 degrees, stirring occasionally. Add a handful of raisins to the resulting golden-caramel crispy mixture. You can add granola to milk, juice or yogurt, or you can just drink it with a cup of tea.
A warming drink
Ordinary hot tea or coffee, of course, warms up in cold weather. But why not prepare a drink that will warm not only the body, but also the soul?
The alcoholic version of this drink is mulled wine, and the everyday version is ginger tea. Cut a finger-length piece of unpeeled ginger root into thin slices. Pour water, bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes and leave for 10 minutes to infuse.