Healthy Winter Warmers

If you’re anything like our team at Peaches Fresh, you’ll know it can be a struggle to avoid unhealthy meals in the winter. As soon as the temperature drops we crave the winter warmers: hearty stews and steamy one-pot wonders. The good news is, you don’t have to sacrifice health for taste, there are so many fresh alternatives to traditional winter warmers.

One of our favourite healthy meal options is grilled Salmon with creamy cauliflower puree. Cauliflower is a low fat alternative to mashed potato, which is close to the top of our guilty pleasures list in the cooler months! Salmon is rich in omega 3 and amino acid, and has been associated with a wide variety of health benefits including decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. If that doesn’t do it for you, not only is this meal a low calorie winter warmer, it’s also super delicious and suitable for the whole family! Try the recipe for yourself:

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cauliflower Puree

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What you’ll need:

–        Large pot with lid

–        4 portions of fresh salmon (approximately 200gms each)

–        canola oil cooking spray or similar

–        1/2 tsp. garlic salt and/or other fish seasonings

–        1 chopped brown onion

–        1 clove of peeled garlic

–        1 head of cauliflower, stem removed

–        4 to 6 cups low-sodium canned vegetable or chicken broth

–        1/2 tsp. salt

–        1/4 tsp. black pepper


Spray base of a medium to large pot with canola oil. Sauté one chopped onion for two to four minutes, then cover with lid and allow onion to “sweat” on low heat for five to seven minutes; add garlic. Break cauliflower into large pieces and add to pot. Add broth, salt and pepper; cover and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. While cauliflower is cooking, spray the salmon with canola spray and season with your favourite herbs and spices. Place seasoned salmon fillet on a piece of aluminium foil. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until salmon is a light pink in the centre and firm to touch. Remove cauliflower from pot, strain and mash with a large fork or blend in a blender or food processor.

Add your favourite steamed veggies to create the perfect winter warmer meal, without the winter weight gain. Let us know if you try our salmon recipe, we’d love to see your healthy creations!