We are well and truly at the depth of winter and we put a few ideas for you to help alleviate the dreaded winter blues.
Mother nature and a few clever farmers and producers have brought us help in the shape of … blue food.
No wonder blue foods are dubbed brain food. Packed with nutrients that are known to improve cognitive health and mood which we all desperately need at the depth of Winter in order to keep a little spring up our step, blue and purple food have great anti-inflammatory properties that are highly beneficial to ward off winter colds and flus.
Blue food ranks highly for its antioxidant activity in comparison to their normal coloured siblings and we all know by now how food high in antioxidant help preventing many illnesses we’d all like to avoid.
There are many scrumptious blue, purple and black fruits & vegetable like blueberries, purple cauliflower, carrot and potatoes. It’s always fun to see how the colours react to different cooking methods and dressings. Steaming may dull their colour toss it through lemon and olive oil dressing or vinaigrette and they brighten up into a brilliant colour that screams at you EAT ME!!! Adding spices like turmeric and paprika can react and change the colour all together so give it a go, have fun in the kitchen, eat the 🌈 and this month colour your plate blue 💙
So load up your basket with the best ingredients to help you beat the winter blues.
If winter blues is too overwhelming and you need help, Beyond Blue helpline is always a go to 1300 22 4636 🦋 .
Check our our blue food collection here.