Get Healthy with Leicester Market Produce

January 6, 2016

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As January hits a lot of us will be looking to get healthy following the festive period – luckily Leicester Market has plenty of high-quality produce on offer to use to create a variety of nutritious, but delicious, meals. 

Everyone knows that getting your five-a-day is key to a healthy lifestyle – but so few of us actually manage to hit that target. Head to the Outdoor Market and you’ll find a vast array of stalls selling a range of fresh fruit and veg, with something sure to peak your interest and excite your taste buds.

You could try:

  • Fruit and yoghurt for breakfast
  • Salads at lunch time
  • Vitamin-packed smoothies or soups
  • Swapping snacks like biscuits for fresh fruit

Then moving on to the Indoor Food Hall, where the expansive range of items continues to grow. White meat and fish are ever popular with dieters, and Leicester Market is host to a number of meat traders as well as a huge fish counter.

With specialist butchers and fishmongers working on-site, you can get the best cuts to suit whatever your diet plan may be. In addition to this there is a stock of dairy-products, including eggs and low-fat cheeses, to help you make some culinary concoctions you can really enjoy.

You could try making:

  • Healthy chicken burgers
  • Grilled salmon with rice
  • Seafood paella
  • Breakfast omelettes

Whatever you fancy eating you’re sure to find plenty of ingredients at the Market, and some traders can even source hard-to-find items on request.

The Outdoor Market is open Monday to Saturday, from 7:00am to 6:00pm and the Food Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.