Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming
13 May 2019
We’ve said goodbye to Summer, so it’s time to say hello to Winter’s nutritiously delicious offerings.

Flipping the family meal plan


Seasonal eating makes sense, from both nutritional and budgetary perspectives. It’s also better for the environment, and your local community too. When you flip your family meal plan toward seasonal eating, you’re helping your family eat more cost-effectively, consume fewer preservatives, and you’re supporting more local producers. Here’s the big bonus: when you eat by season, you open the family meal plan up to more experimentation, and are more likely to consume even more fresh produce than before, rather than relying on preserved produce. It works for your family, your budget, and the world at large. Here are our favourites for the incoming Winter season.


Pumpkin Cream Soup
It’s in season in South Africa during the colder months, so pop down to your local fresh produce market and pick up a pumpkin! Perfect for chilly evenings and super as a side dish too, this recipe for Pumpkin Cream Soup is our favourite. Don’t forget the cinnamon croutons for an extra kick of spice and flavour!

Grilled Aubergine Burger
Another Winter wonder in South Africa, the humble Aubergine makes for a great burger. Helpful when you’re catering for vegan friends and family, these Grilled Aubergine Burgers from UCook will be loved by meat-eaters just as much! Aubergines are a great source of dietary fibre and Potassium, which means making these burgers into a double patty bonanza might just be your greatest culinary adventure yet.

The Best Broccoli of Your Life

Even the pickiest eaters agree: this recipe for Roasted Broccoli turns this much-maligned vegetable into a tasty event. Combining the exciting flavours of lemon, parmesan, garlic, and broccoli, this roasted broccoli is a definite addition for your family meal plan.

Flip a little more meals
We’ve given you three recipes for this coming season, that feature seasonal vegetables you should expect to easily find in-store this Winter. If you’re looking for more ideas on how to flip your family meal this Winter, keep an eye out for great recipes that include these Winter seasonal vegetables in South Africa:

  • Baby Marrows
  • Beetroot
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Turnips
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Turnips

LifeDoc Can Help

Don’t forget to chat to your doctor or dietitian when changing your family’s meal plan, or when you’re considering new nutritional guidelines for everyone. Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc™. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.