The Autumn is almost here and with it the need for more comforting foods. Staying in, the colder weather and stress related to the ongoing Covid restrictions, can play havoc in your eating habits, pushing us more than ever to eat “comfort foods”.
Well I am here to say that you can eat yummy, comforting foods that are also healthy and really easy to make, getting out of that temptation to eat ready made foods or a takeaway.
Pumpkin sage & Serrano ham soup
This soup is rich in taste, delicious but very easy to do. Pumpkins are not only in season, but they are also rich in ant-oxidants and anti-inflammatory so really beneficial for our health. Their sweet taste make them a healthy option for when we feel that craving for something sweet.
PUMPKIN, SPINACH & STILTON FRITTATA
If you have any leftovers from the pumpkin soup, you can make this tasty pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata, that can be also served as a starter. As a main meal try this frittata after a soup or with a green rocked salad on the side.
ROCKET, PARMESAN & WALNUT SALAD
This rocket, Grana Padano cheese & walnuts salad is delicious and brimming with nutrients. Try on its own as a starter or with veal & sage escalope.
POLENTA WITH MUSHROOMS AND CRUSHED WALNUTS
This polenta, with mushrooms & crushed walnuts recipe, is gluten-free and really seasonal. Mushrooms especially if organic are a good source of source of B vitamins and selenium, while walnuts are rich in anti-oxidants and healthy fats.
EASY LENTIL STEW
This easy lentils stew is a classic for the Autumn, healthy but so deliciously comforting. Super easy to do, ready in less than 20 min and a great family meal.