Three Little Super Foods to Eat in November

three little super foods to eat in november_-LittleSoapCompany.co.ukIt’s time to eat the seasons again! November is here and the cold weather has certainly set in, don’t you think? So what are we eating this month? Here are three little super foods to eat in November…

Kale

Yes! This super green is smack bang in season right now, and we couldn’t be more excited! Kale has had a bit of a revolution in recent years, and more people are picking up a bag with their weekly shop, which is great! But do you know why its such a super food?

Kale is packed actually one of the most nutrient dense foods that exists. It’s packed with vitamins A, K, C, B6, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium. Phew! It’s also very low in fat, and the fat that it does contain is mostly omega-3 essential fatty acid, which means its a true super food indeed. It’s loaded with powerful antioxidants, can help to lower cholesterol, protect eye health and promote weight loss. What more do you need to know? This is our favourite kale recipe right now:

 

Kale crisps

Yes. Now you can eat crisps without feeling in the slightest bit guilty. Hoorah! All you need is:

  • One bag of washed kale, with stalks removed
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt
  • dried chill flakes
  • Two tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Place all of the kale into a large bowl and massage the olive oil into all of the leaves. Spend a good few minutes doing this, as you want all of the leaves to be coated in oil. Then transfer to a large flat baking sheet, and add the chilli flakes (depending on how hot you like your food), salt and vinegar. Place in a medium heat oven for around 10-15 minutes. You need to keep an eye on the oven though, as kale can burn really easily. You want a nice crisp finish, nor charred! You might also need to move the kale around as it cooks, and the leaves by the edges will start to cook quicker.

Allow to cool, and enjoy!

Apples

We love apples here at Little Soap HQ and we’ve written before about the numerous benefits. English apples are so good right three little super foods to eat in november_-LittleSoapCompany.co.uknow, and we are absolutely loving this delicious little apple juice recipe right now. To make it you need:

  • One cucumber
  • One cup of parsley
  • One cup of spinach
  • Two apples

Place all ingredients into your juicer or blender and blitz. Delicious, and perfect if you’re looking for a real pick me up!

Parsnips

Parsnips are so often overlooked when it comes to superfoods, but they really shouldn’t be. They’re packed full of amazing powers that mean they are able to lower your chances of developing diabetes, reduce cholesterol levels, improve the digestive system, promote healthy foetal growth and development, strengthen the immune system and lower blood pressure. PLUS they’re delicious, so why wouldn’t you want them on your shopping list this month?

We’re loving honey roasted parsnips right now, and they make a super healthy snack when you fancy something sweet. To make them you need:

  • 1lb parsnips, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Three tablespoons of warmed coconut/ olive oil
  • One teaspoon garlic powder OR one tablespoon minced garlic
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste after cooking

To make them, first of all you need to pre-heat your oven to around 200 C. Then warm the oil and stir in the honey. Let it cool slightly before adding the parsnips and garlic to a large ziplock bag and pouring in the oil. Then massage the contents of the bag so that all pieces of parsnip are covered. Then bake for around 30 minutes until lightly browned. Enjo straight away while they’re  hot, or as a snack later on- they taste just as good cold!

what are you eating this month?