It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and then January happens! While most of us would rather just huddle under our duvets and wait for February to arrive, there is lots of delicious produce sprouting out of the ground and ripening on the trees right now to help lift us out of our post-Christmas blues.
Filling your fruit bowl and vegetable rack with what’s in season means you’ll get the freshest, tastiest fruit and veg – and it usually costs less, too! Plus, if you’re a Slimming World member, most fruits and veggies can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities, without any weighing, measuring or counting – and without a shred of guilt!
Whether you’re looking for hearty root vegetables that’ll pack your stews with filling power, or juicy fruits to liven up your lunches, you’ll find lots of lovely, colourful produce available in January to help make starting your 2020 slimming campaign a bright, brilliantly tasty breeze.
If you fancy giving your menu a healthy makeover, take our seasonal shopping list with you on your next food shop and fill up on the top of the crops.
Winter weather means only filling, hearty and comforting food will do, and piling your plate with plenty of veg is an easy way to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your weight loss plans. Stock up on these January vegetables and enjoy market-fresh meals this month:
Our curried chicken and cauliflower bake is a perfect way to give in-season cauliflower a spicy kick – and roasting cauli really brings out its earthy flavour. You could ramp up the flavour and stay seasonal by switching the spinach for kale, too.
Apples, pears and clementines make a perfect grab-and-go snack, while the turn of the year means zesty oranges and lemons are also coming back into season – just in time to help us avoid those winter colds! So fill your basket with these sweet superheroes and enjoy a healthy January that’s bursting with fruity flavour.
Those seasonal apples taste delicious in our Slimming World strudel. The comforting combo of crisp filo pastry and a hot fruity filling make for a wonderfully warming winter pud.
We’d love to see what you’ve been making with your stash of seasonal fruit and veg. Send us photos of your Slimming World-friendly January makes, bakes and snacks.