6 Healthy and Heart Warming Recipes
Who says comfort food can’t be good for you? As soon as the cold weather hits, our bodies naturally start craving rich and warm meals to help support our immune system and get us through those chilly nights. Fortunately, hearty meals can be healthy and you don’t need to forgo your resolutions in order to enjoy a warming meal. Here are 6 healthy recipes that will warm you from the inside out!
1. Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto
Although many people think risotto is a complicated dish, it’s truly not. It’s simply a labour of love. This Butternut Squash Risotto is a simple one-pan meal that serves a crowd or makes great leftovers for days of weekday lunches to come.
2. Spicy Black Bean Soup
This Spicy Black Bean Soup is a simple and filling meal, and a great make-ahead meal or meal prep idea. In fact, the longer this soup sits in the fridge the better it tastes, as flavours really come together, so it really tastes best on day 2 or 3. Make this Spicy Black Bean Soup on a Sunday afternoon for a delicious week’s worth of plant-based protein filled lunches.
3. Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
A simple seasonal soup that is rich in flavour and packs a real nutritional punch; loaded with powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, this soup is the perfect recipe to help you beat the cold weather flu. This Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to keep you going through the week.
4. Spanish Chicken Tray Bake
Sheet pan meals are a great way to get dinner on the table with minimal prep and minimal clean up; simply add all of the ingredients to a pan, pop it in the oven, and relax while it does the work itself. This Spanish Chicken Tray Bake is a quick and easy recipe that creates a healthy well-balanced meal with protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and vegetables, and a world of flavour.
5. Skillet Cottage Pie
When I’m in the mood for a warming, savoury meal, cottage pie is the perfect treat. Not only is it simple to prepare, but it’s very inexpensive to make and makes plenty of leftovers. This Skillet Cottage Pie recipe is a slightly quicker more convenient way to make a family classic as it uses less dishes, which means less clean-up and more time for eating.