When the months turn cooler and the days get shorter, getting the greens in can be harder with the easy temptation of takeaway. Green smoothies are put aside and salads aren’t as appealing when it’s cold outside. Although winter has a lot going for it, especially cosying up with a blanket and warm socks at the end of a long day, spending time in the kitchen looks bleak.
However, our immune system needs support in winter to help prevent us falling sick and eating enough fruit and vegetables is still just as, if not more, important when the temperature drops. As parents, we usually do all we can to prevent our kids from getting sick – but it’s just as important to remember to look after ourselves as well, so we have the health and energy to power us through each day. I’ve got a wonderful winter warming soup for the family, that’s super easy to make and packed full of tasty, immune boosting ingredients, perfect for lunch or dinner.
To help you better understand how your lifestyle choices are affecting your immune health, I’ve also partnered with Blackmores to help launch the Blackmores Immune Health Check, to help you find out how to better support your immunity. The Check will give you your very own immune health score and a tailored action plan to help keep the family well this winter. Pretty neat that you can see where you’re doing well and where you might need a little help!
Take the check here: www.immunehealthcheck.com.au
I love soup in winter, its’a great way to feel nice and warm and this Broccoli & Basil Soup makes it super easy to eat some fresh fruit and vegetables with plenty of nutrients and flavour. I usually like something ‘meaty’ with my meals but the crunch of the garlic croutons take that desire away.
The cannellini beans give this soup a luscious creamy quality and blitzing in the blender making it deliciously silky smooth. I’ve made a big batch of this up and will freeze it so I have single serves on hand for lunch!Print
To take the Blackmores Immune Check and find out how yours is tracking, head to: www.immunehealthcheck.com.au
What’s your favourite winter soup?
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