Celebrate Autumn By Eating Healthy

Although the colder months are fast approaching, it doesn’t mean that we have to be miserable! Autumn brings about a delicious range of produce and seasonal ingredients, which you can whip into healthy dishes and really celebrate the turn of the season. 

We’ve had to bid Summer a farewell as the evenings have become darker and the temperature has officially dropped. Coats, hats and gloves are reluctantly dragged out of their summer hibernation, or we’ve splashed out on some fancy new winter warmers to help ease the pain of the cold. Faced with the prospect of having to hunker down for the next 6 months to avoid the cold and dark can be slightly depressing, as 6 months is quite a while. But here at British Corner Shop, we are ready to help you get a healthy start and embrace Autumn!

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When Autumn sweeps in, it brings about the harvest meaning a huge range of nutritious natural delicacies become available. Apples, pears, chestnuts, beetroot and broccoli are a few of the seasonal favorites that can make some great British warming recipes. And faced with a British winter, it’s pretty important to keep warm and stocked full of nutrients.

Roasted Autumn Vegetables

This tasty dish can be enjoyed by all; family, friends, children and adults! It’s incredibly easy and by utilizing the seasonal vegetables, you know you’ll be eating right.

View a full recipe for roasted vegetables over at BBC Good Food.

Ingredients:

*(all available as part of British Corner Shop’s chilled delivery)

Source locally:

  • 1 large sprig fresh sage

Risotto with Mushrooms

Mushroom picking is again another quaint English thing to do… but only do it if you know what you’re looking for and what to avoid. It wouldn’t be great if a delightful day out in the countryside turned into something out of a horror film.

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One way to avoid this scenario is to pick up some fresh mushrooms from British corner Shop or from your nearest supermarket in order to whip up this delish risotto in no time.

For a detailed recipe for this dish, head to The Food Channel.

Ingredients:

*(available as part of British Corner Shop’s chilled delivery)

Source locally:

  • 250g brown risotto rice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Parsley

Traditional Apple Pie

This classic British sweet treat must be included as a dish to munch on during Autumn! it would be madness not to include it.

As a nation of apple-lovers who enjoy a tasty tipple of cider and a spoon of applesauce with everything (Oh, is that just us??), it makes sense that Britain has over 2,000 varieties of apple. And we sure know how to cook ’em.

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Succulent apple slices encased in sweet pastry is a sure way to win the heart of any with a sweet-tooth. Everyone will enjoy eating it! And it keeps so well in the fridge… if there’s any left.

View a full recipe for Apple Pie over at BBC Good Food.

Ingredients:

*(all available as part of British Corner Shop’s chilled delivery)

Source locally:

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs

Beetroot and Blackberry Juice

In the autumn, you can expect the hedgerows in the British countryside to be packed full of plump blackberries. Picking the fruit is a lovely wholesome activity, but it’s even better when you juice it with beetroot for the ultimate vitamin boost! They’re high in antioxidants to ward off colds, and keep you alive and kicking well into the cooler months.

View a full recipe for Beetroot and Blackberry Juice.

Ingredients:

*(all available as part of British Corner Shop’s chilled delivery)

Source locally:

  • 150g blackberries

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Despite the cold darkness kicking in at 5pm and the countryside nestling down for hibernation, there’s still plenty to enjoy in this season! It would be a crime to withdraw and forget everything autumn has to offer, which includes the wonderful array of produce available on our doorstep.

And don’t forget, if it isn’t at your doorstep, get your hands  on some classic British food by ordering some autumnal health through British Corner Shop. Here’s to autumn!

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