Winter Slaw - Good Mood Food ♥️🧠

Winter Slaw - Good Mood Food ♥️🧠

Louis Butcher

Thought coleslaw was only for summer BBQs? 

This delicious fermented slaw is made from seasonal vegetables & packs a nutrient punch. 

It tastes good with just about everything and is the perfect accompaniment to one of our OnePots!

Ingredients:

1 x red cabbage
1 x large carrot
1 x small red onion
5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp rock salt
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Optional extras: pomegranate seeds, orange segments
 

Method:

1) Chop the red cabbage, red onion & carrot into small chunks and add to a large lass jar that has been sterilised.
2) In a separate bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, extra virgin olive oil and salt together.
3) Pour into the jar, seal & shake well until all vegetable mixture is evenly covered.
4) Chill in the fridge – tastes best after a few days or so when it has started to ferment. Add extra apple cider vinegar if the liquid doesn’t cover all the veg mixture and give it a shake every few days. 
5) Add any extras when serving
This slaw will last for a month or you can continue to top up with veg or dressing as you go.

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Food to help you de-stress 🧠♥️

Food to help you de-stress 🧠♥️

Louis Butcher

We like to think of Soulful as Good Mood Food, but what does that really mean? 

We asked our nutritionist, Alicia, to explain the science behind our thinking and explain how eating Soulful could help  not only your physical wellbeing, but your mental wellbeing too.

Today, we’re talking pulses and lentils.

 

Not only are pulses and lentils a rich source of prebiotics and dietary fibre which keep your gut microbes nice & happy, they’re also excellent at regulating blood glucose levels
(AKA blood sugar levels). 

Consuming pulses and lentils in a meal helps to slow digestion and the release of sugars into the bloodstream, creating slow release energy and preventing a blood sugar spike and crash.

Having unstable blood sugar levels throughout the day is stressful to our bodies and causes the release of cortisol (our chief stress hormone), this prepares the body for fight or flight and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.

 

Want to up the amount of pulses and lentils in your diet?

We’ve got you sorted!

 We pack our OnePots with lots of lentils and pulses as well as vegetables, whole-grains.

So, not only are they a super tasty way to grab a quick lunch, they can also help your body and mind to cope with the stresses of life.

 

How’s that for Good Mood Food? 

Get your Good Mood Food here!

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Good Mood Food 🧠❤️

Good Mood Food 🧠❤️

Louis Butcher
We like to think of Soulful as Good Mood Food, but what does that really mean?
Over the next few posts we are going to share some of the science behind our thinking. In other words, why eating Soulful could help not only your physical wellbeing but also your mental wellbeing.

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