Foods to cook in the winter

Often our food choices tend to change quite a bit from summer to winter. In the summer you may find that you have more of a Mediterranean diet such as salads, fish, chicken and grains where as in the winter months you are more likely to crave warm, hearty dishes such as casseroles, stews, shepherd’s pie and roast dinners. Something that is warm that will give us that warm, full feeling.

Sometimes it can be harder to get motivated to do dinner in the winter as all you want to do is snuggle up on the sofa but doing your preparation in the day will save a lot of time.

Now is the perfect time to bring out the slow cooker. Slow cookers are a great way to prepare a good home made meal without having to spend hours over the stove. If you haven’t got one, it is definitely the go to gadget you need to invest in this Christmas. You can fill the pot with raw meat, veg and stock and leave it to slowly cook throughout the day. When you get home you can simply cut up some crusty bread and server out your ready made slow cooked stew.