Look after yourself during the cooler months and keep these six items well-stocked in your pantry for every day consumption.
This helps to sooth upset tummies, inflammation, menstrual pain and headaches. It’s also easy to add into your cooking routine. Pop minced or grated ginger into any warm and nourishing meal this winter or add it to a glass of hot water with a squeeze of lemon for a detoxifying drink.
This is the less processed version of cocoa powder and has higher antioxidant content than cocoa. It helps to lower insulin resistance and boost your mood. It's also packed with magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and copper. Swap out cocoa for cacao in baking or use it to make a healthier hot chocolate.
A versatile gluten-free (despite the name) grain, buckwheat is a must have in your pantry this winter. It can be used as a breakfast cereal alternative or you can add it to any dish for lunch or dinner in place of rice. To help aid digestion, pre-soak the buckwheat before cooking or using in meals.
This is handy to have on hand for adding to your coffee in the morning - just use it instead of milk with a dollop of butter to help remove the morning fog many of us feel. Coconut Oil is also great for cooking as it is a saturated fat, so remains stable at high temperatures. It’s also great in smoothies - just add a spoonful for a creamier texture.
Packed with good fats and protein which help keep you fuller for longer, these nutilicious beauties can be added to salads or stir-frys. Almonds are also a great ingredient in delicious dressings, nut butters and home-made granola. Otherwise, they’re simply a great snack!
Garlic can provide you with relief from the dreaded colds and flus through winter, helping to build your immunity system. Add it to your soups, stir-frys, broths and stews, or check out some of our recipes below.
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