Who says the end of winter has to be gloomy?
Yes it might be cold (although I concede not everywhere in the world), it might mean money is tight after the holiday period, and it might mean your weight-loss efforts or maintenance regime is challenging when days are short. But if you treat it as a time of calm when you conserve your energy and tuck into some real comfort food then you can find some deserved contentment at this time of year.
And so this newsletter issue brings you some feel-good comfort food without any hassle and specially developed and tested to bring great nutrition at little calorie cost. Each recipe featured will be soothing, tasty, bariatric-friendly and like a big warm hug at any time of the day.
There's a tomato soup that tastes just like an old-time canned favourite; a one-dish speedy chicken roast that welcomes Spring but gives a nod to tradition and the need for a warming main meal; a lightly spiced vegetable tagine for those who are going meat-free or watching the purse strings; a real star of a recipe that I confidently call the Ultimate Bariatric Shepherd's Pie; and finally a superbly comforting fruit crumble with a toffee apple base and a super-high-protein topping.