Foods to stock up this winter

Going for grocery shopping during winters is quite a task. Most of us want to avoid the cold and stay tucked in under our blankets most of the time. But then, given grocery shopping is something we cannot really avoid, These are a  list of foods you can keep in stock that will help you get by winters without having to frequent the grocery stores often.

Protein bars

Stock your favorite granola bars and protein bars so that when the climate gets toasty and the shops are closed you won’t have to starve. Protein bars helps to increase your metabolic rate by preserving lean muscle. It takes more energy to digest protein than to digest carbohydrates which boosts calorie burning. You’ll naturally burn more calories just by eating foods that are protein rich like Nashua Nutrition’s Health Smart Protein Bars are packed with 15 grams of protein in each one. As protein also helps your body build and maintain muscle, you’ll naturally burn more calories with more muscle as well. Studies have revealed that eating protein bars can help dieters feel fuller longer as compared to a snack made up of a majority of carbohydrates. Eating protein is an excellent way to boost weight loss as it will fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied for a longer period of time, helping you to avoid temptations throughout the day.

Soup Packets

Nothing tastes better than a hot glass of soup in the cold winters  Be it lunch or dinner a bowl of hot soup with powerful flavors of bell peppers and garlic never disappoints.  Soups are a common meal in many cultures around the globe and soups are mainly based on beetroot, carrot, mushroom, broccoli, corn and mixed vegetables. Soups that are prepared using tuber vegetables as the primary ingredients enhanced with cinnamon and green cardamom keep the body warm. Other soups like Lemon Coriander Soup and Manchow Soup act as a medicine for cold and cough and fever.

Semi-cooked food

Half cooked sausages and meatballs can be stored in the freezer, reheated and served in less than 15 minutes. What better way than this to make yourself a quick, easy and warm meal

Dried foods and nuts

Cashew nuts are another great dry fruits for the winters. They help in controlling cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, prevent migraines and if consumed in moderation helps in losing weight. Cashew nuts are rich in Vitamin E and have anti-aging properties that will keep you glowing in the dry winter season, If you are someone who is trying to eat clean, you can snack on dry fruits and nuts during winters to fill your stomach.

Baked cookies

If you have a sweet tooth and want to keep some stock that soothes your guilty pleasure, storing a jar of baked cookies is a good idea. Cookies are the all-time favorites of all those who love tasty and healthy snacks. You are sure to have a lot of health benefits with this energy filled snack. Cookies are one of those kinds of food that you are looking for nourishment to keep you active and fit. Depending on the technique of cooking and the ingredients used, cookies differ in their nutritional value and taste. The human body requires at least 2300 calories to perform the normal metabolic activity. So, you should ensure that you are feeding your body with a good amount of calories.

Cheese

Cheese makes for a very good winter snack. You can pair it with crackers and even salads. And if you are too lazy to cook but still love cheese, you can just cut yourself some slices and enjoy it with a glass of wine. The protein dense cheese can keep you satiated for long and keep the hunger pangs at bay. In addition to being rich in protein, paneer is also a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid. This fatty acid helps to increase the fat burning process in the body.