Hot chocolate to pumpkin soup; foods to beat winter chill

  • Enjoy these delicious delicacies in winter that will not only satisfy your mid-meal food cravings, but also keep you warm.
Updated On Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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Apart from cosy jackets and woollens, food plays an important role in keeping us warm during winters. There are a variety of tempting foods and beverages during this season to choose from. Chef Kunal Kapur suggests 8 foods that can keep you toasty this winter. Take a look.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Apart from cosy jackets and woollens, food plays an important role in keeping us warm during winters. There are a variety of tempting foods and beverages during this season to choose from. Chef Kunal Kapur suggests 8 foods that can keep you toasty this winter. Take a look.(Pixabay)

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Hot chocolate: The beverage is quite in demand this season as foodies, specifically chocoholics love to indulge in the goodness of hot chocolate to warm up their winter evenings. "Right on top of the list as it’s my favourite midnight snack and my weakness too. I use two or three squares of dark chocolate and melt them in hot milk. There's no harm in adding a little dark chocolate to your diet," says Chef Kunal Kapur.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Hot chocolate: The beverage is quite in demand this season as foodies, specifically chocoholics love to indulge in the goodness of hot chocolate to warm up their winter evenings. "Right on top of the list as it’s my favourite midnight snack and my weakness too. I use two or three squares of dark chocolate and melt them in hot milk. There's no harm in adding a little dark chocolate to your diet," says Chef Kunal Kapur.(Pixabay)

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Pumpkin soup: Pumpkins are loaded with nutrients and can be used to rustle up the perfect winter soup. Besides being packed with vitamins and minerals, pumpkin is also relatively low in calories, as it’s 94% water. The high antioxidant level in pumpkin can keep many chronic diseases at bay. "This soup is easy to make and doesn’t necessarily need to be laden with cream, as just the taste of roasted pumpkin tantalises the taste buds enough," writes Kapur.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Pumpkin soup: Pumpkins are loaded with nutrients and can be used to rustle up the perfect winter soup. Besides being packed with vitamins and minerals, pumpkin is also relatively low in calories, as it’s 94% water. The high antioxidant level in pumpkin can keep many chronic diseases at bay. "This soup is easy to make and doesn’t necessarily need to be laden with cream, as just the taste of roasted pumpkin tantalises the taste buds enough," writes Kapur.(Pixabay)

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Almonds and walnuts: Nuts like walnuts and almonds are a perfect snack for winters to take care of those mid-meal cravings. While a handful of nuts can do the trick at any time of the year, they make a lovely roasted snack in the winter. "I remember as a kid, my mother always increased my intake of these wonder nuts to keep me warm," shares Kapur.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Almonds and walnuts: Nuts like walnuts and almonds are a perfect snack for winters to take care of those mid-meal cravings. While a handful of nuts can do the trick at any time of the year, they make a lovely roasted snack in the winter. "I remember as a kid, my mother always increased my intake of these wonder nuts to keep me warm," shares Kapur.(Pixabay)

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Bell peppers: Not only do they add vibrant colours to your food, but they are also high in vitamin C, which helps you build immunity and keep the cough and cold at bay, says the chef.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Bell peppers: Not only do they add vibrant colours to your food, but they are also high in vitamin C, which helps you build immunity and keep the cough and cold at bay, says the chef.(Pixabay)

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Avocado: A great source of potassium, fibre and monosaturated fats avocado helps you keep warm too. Avocados can also help lower LDL cholesterol.(Pixabay)
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Avocado: A great source of potassium, fibre and monosaturated fats avocado helps you keep warm too. Avocados can also help lower LDL cholesterol.(Pixabay)

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Sweet Potatoes: A rich source of Vitamin A, sweet potatoes can give the perfect boost to your immune system and keep your eyes healthy. Rich in carotenoids, sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of antioxidants that help protect us against several diseases and our cells from daily damage. "Honestly, this is probably the one street food that I look forward to all winter. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and a bit of iron. Unlike contrary belief, roasted sweet potatoes aren’t very high in calories," says Kapur.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Sweet Potatoes: A rich source of Vitamin A, sweet potatoes can give the perfect boost to your immune system and keep your eyes healthy. Rich in carotenoids, sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of antioxidants that help protect us against several diseases and our cells from daily damage. "Honestly, this is probably the one street food that I look forward to all winter. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and a bit of iron. Unlike contrary belief, roasted sweet potatoes aren’t very high in calories," says Kapur.(Pixabay)

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Ginger/Adrak chai: Winters are extra special for tea lovers as ginger or adrak chai tastes the best during this season. Besides, ginger can also protect you from the bitter cold. "This is something I can’t do without. Ginger has thermogenic properties that can keep you warm. So if you’re thinking of reaching for a cup of tea, brew it with ginger," writes the chef.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Ginger/Adrak chai: Winters are extra special for tea lovers as ginger or adrak chai tastes the best during this season. Besides, ginger can also protect you from the bitter cold. "This is something I can’t do without. Ginger has thermogenic properties that can keep you warm. So if you’re thinking of reaching for a cup of tea, brew it with ginger," writes the chef.(Pixabay)

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Oats: Traditionally, a steaming bowl of oats is thought to be one of the best winter warmers. Oats are also very versatile, so you can make them savoury if you don’t want that extra sugar intake.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Oats: Traditionally, a steaming bowl of oats is thought to be one of the best winter warmers. Oats are also very versatile, so you can make them savoury if you don’t want that extra sugar intake.(Pixabay)

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