Theres no reason to deny yourself hearty, warming meals in the winter! Here, weve compiled seven of our favourite healthy comfort food recipes.
Shorter, colder days, cozy sweaters, and comfort foods—some things are meant to go together. Thankfully, there’s no reason to deny yourself hearty, warming meals in the winter! There are plenty of healthy versions of classic family-favourite winter meals. Here, we’ve compiled seven of our favourites.
1. Soba Noodles with Almond Sauce and Pan-Seared Tofu
Here’s a dish that will warm you from the inside out. Plus, it packs wonderfully for lunch the next day. Soba noodles are made from gluten-free buckwheat, and can be readily found at health food stores.
2. Lentil and Potato Soup
This soup is a Middle Eastern classic that hits the spot after a blustery day! All the ingredients are super easy to find—you may have them all in your pantry already. To quicken the prep time, opt for canned lentils rather than dried lentils.
3. Escarole White Bean Soup with Turkey Meatballs
No escarole? No problem! Swap in any other wintery leafy greens—kale, collard greens, or mustard greens all work. And these turkey meatballs will soon become a go-to favourite recipe for pastas too.
4. Vegetarian Chili with Jewel Yams
Who doesn’t love chili? This version will prove that you don’t need the meat to make it delicious! Throw in any veggies or kinds of beans that you have lying around. Anything from chickpeas to red pepper or zucchini works!
5. Tex-Mex Pizza
This pizza has a spicy kick to it and tastes like an open-faced quesadilla. Yum! It can be made with homemade pizza dough (find a gluten-free version here), or storebought.
6. Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie may just be the ultimate comfort food. This kind can use up leftover veggies and chicken for a simple weeknight meal, or can be part of a winter dinner party menu (yes, it’s that good!).
7. Better-than-Boxed Cheesy Macaroni with Cauliflower
You’ll love the mac and cheese just as much as the kids! Pack it up in a Thermos for lunch the next day, and you’re all set.