Winter brings with it cooler weather and lots of festivities, between the end of Diwali, Christmas and then the New Year, it’s no wonder you end up packing on a few extra pounds during the winter months. Plus the weather makes you want to curl up with some of your favorite comfort food in front of the TV and relax.Well, here are 5 awesome tasting winter foods that will keep you slim and trim in time for the New Year, so you’re not rushing off to the gym as your first New Year’s resolution!
1 . Oatmeal
-Oatmeal is the best breakfast to delve into during the winter months.
-You really can’t do better that a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with your favorite fruit filled with loads of fiber.
-Fiber influences how your body stores fat, releases hormones that control hunger and balances blood sugar.
2 . Chicken Soup
-Chicken soup is excellent for the waistline and is a wonderful staple to have at home.
-Soups, especially chicken and brown rice are extremely filling all the while having fewer calories.
-It is full of protein and super comforting and can also be infused with your favorite winter vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and pumpkin.
3 . Sweet Potato
-Sweet potatoes can easily replace regular potatoes and they taste so good.
-A great way to make them is to stuff them with herbs and bake them and then top them up with a bit of sour cream.
-They have loads of fiber and vitamins and because they are lower on the glycemic index you won’t be prone to carb craving later on.
4 . Guava (Amrood)
-Guava is great to snack on in the winter months when you get peckish.
-It tastes great, appeases that sugar craving you might be feeling in the middle of your day and when combined with a few nuts like almonds or walnuts, it really meets the health quotient.
-It is also filled with fiber and vitamin C to help ward off the winter flu.
-Not to mention that snacking on fruit is probably the best thing you can do for your waistline, it has only 60 calories in a fruit.
5 . Chickpeas (Channa)
-Chickpeas (channa) are also full of fiber and are very filling.
-They are great with salads, try chickpeas and quinoa salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
-Get out that hummus recipe you’ve been dying to try and have a bit as s snack everyday with some carrots or celery or cucumber sticks.
-Go Indian and have some good old ‘chana chaval’ (make sure its brown) for lunch and you will definitely be keeping those calories in check.
So, go ahead and add these delicious and healthy foods to your winter diet regimen and lose weight in a healthy way. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!