There are many fruits and vegetables, which in winter is not deprived of vitamins and flavor, but not all of them remember. These are products with a high content of fiber and paradoxically a small number of calories.
About Christmas smell of tangerines and so you know, but do not forget about other types of winter citrus - oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Only they help us somehow to survive the winter, and not die from lack of vitamins. And there can be not only "alive". Citrus fruits are good in desserts and main dishes. Meat and fish will surprise with new flavors and aromas, it is necessary only to add lemon juice or orange zest to the dish or marinade.
Not very common in our views of the greenery, and it is in vain. The cabbage kale rich in vitamins A and B6 potassium. Any dish with kale becomes piquant - salads, soups, and even cocktails, it makes it more useful and nutritious.
Most winter and most amazing of all fruits, pomegranate - a real explosion of vitamins. Every self-respecting sportsman eats pomegranate seeds before or after a workout. It can be made a part of breakfast, adding oatmeal, or feast on them instead of dessert - it has a lot of sugar, but low in calories. In addition to clean and have a grenade - a separate and extended pleasure. If you are, of course, do not confuse the sticky hands and splashes of juice is not the walls.
Cruciferous generally one of the leaders of the winter menu. And the fact that these vegetables simply delicious - just one of many advantages. In addition, for example, Brussels sprouts many useful folic acid, vitamins, almost no calories. She was just getting ready, and it is fried in olive oil and add a hard cheese you immediately regret that spent all these years without knowing about it.
These vegetables are just as beautiful as cheap and readily available. Moreover, they are stored as long as desired, so in the winter and even spring zucchini fresh and rich in vitamins. Pasta, steaks, omelets - are just a few of the dishes that can beautify and enrich the fiber marrows. Diets are also not a problem, but vegetarians simply can not imagine their life without the zucchini.
This fruit is hard to find in the store, but his dignity deserved to make the effort. Order passion fruit friends, who are traveling to Asia, please inquire at supermarkets. But remember that ripe fruit only if his skin is shriveled. Otherwise it is better not to take. One passion fruit contains 9% of the daily requirement of vitamin C and only 17 calories. In short, the passion fruit smoothie with - great snack.
If you are a lover of sweets liquorice, fennel can you really please the winter. With the appearance and texture of it is similar to celery. With fennel can make delicious salads, which will be felt nice liquorice notes. If you are not a fan of flavors, fennel can be fried. When frying, add a little bit of apple cider vinegar and licorice nuances are gone, and the beneficial properties remain. Most famous fennel high fiber content with low caloric content. In one portion of them will be not more than 30.
Turnips and rutabagas
These vegetables are undeservedly forgotten us, but until the 17th century in Russia turnip was the most common food is in its place came the potatoes. A turnip in general, according to some sources, was first found in Siberia and from there spread to Europe. This is no accident. These vegetables a huge supply of vitamin C. They are rich in protein and fiber. And those who are on a diet like that, turnips and rutabaga almost no carbohydrates. So you should look at it and try to replace them potatoes. If the raw taste of their specific, the stew with turnips and mashed turnips will be tasty and unusual side dish. They can be added in salads, or simply chewed as a snack.