January Seasonal Foods

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january seasonal foods and recipes from Ross Holistic NutritionApples, blood orange, clementines, kiwi fruits, lemons, pears, pineapple, rhubarb, satsumas, tangerines and walnuts.

Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, kale, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, squash, swede, turnip.

Clams, cockles, haddock, halibut, john dory, lemon sole, mussels, oysters, plaice, scallops, venison.

Focus on Celery…

Celery is very low in calorie and is a useful weight loss food. In fact it is considered a functional food due to its nutrient profile. It is rich in non-soluble fibre which lends a Thermogenic effect (uses calories to digest it). It is also beneficial on blood cholesterol levels and a diuretic.

It is a source of Antioxidants such as Lutein, Beta-carotene. These confer many benefits including being good for the immune system.

The leaves are a source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin as well as Folic Acid and Vitamin K.

It is rich in Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Manganese and Magnesium.

celeryBraised Celery.

This is a lovely side dish, which is easy to prepare.

1 bunch of Celery, washed and diced into 4 inch pieces.

½ tsp. Salt.

¼ tsp. Pepper.

2 tbsp. Butter.

225ml. Chicken Stock.

1 tbsp Fresh parsley finely diced.

Place into a large pan. Season with Salt and Pepper and dot the butter on top. Pour the stock over and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parsley just before serving.