Does one eat more in winter?
Several researchers have studied this question and the answer is yes, with an average difference of 222 calories consumed per day between spring and autumn.
Because, to ward off the biting cold and harsh weather, many of us flock to fatty foods and more hearty meals. But we must continue to eat a balanced diet and also make sure we stay hydrated.
And even if there are fewer fruits and vegetables than in summer, this season is full of good food for health. Between avocados, carrot, celery, cabbage (in all its forms), kiwi, squash, citrus and apples, the choice is wide and varied.
And let’s not forget all those fruits and vegetables used for making stews, soups and all the traditional dishes of the season that you find in your weekly menu.
Try some of our seasonal recipes:
- Winter Vegetable Soup
- Cheese-Topped Carrots and Parsnips
- Rutabaga and Potato Gratin with Oregano
- Baked Apples
- Winter Fruit Salad
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on January, 31, 2015.