8 Winter Meals That Are As Cozy As A Hug
The best thing about winter is food, so make room for these ultimate winter recipes that will have you eating in comfort till the next season arrives.
Effortless Barley & Mushroom Whole Grain Risotto
This easy and wholesome whole grain risotto is sure to bring comfort to your kitchen this winter season. Barley makes a delicious, satisfying whole-grain risotto, and the slow cooker makes it effortless.
Easy winter recipe: Effortless Barley & Mushroom Whole Grain Risotto
Lightened-up Chicken Stew
The broth in this recipe lightens the dish and allows the healthy vegetables to take a leading role. In fact, if you want to make it a soup instead, increase the broth. The saffron adds an interesting flavour.
Easy winter recipe: Lightened-up Chicken Stew
The Best Slow Cooker Beef Chili For A Cold Night In
Make cool nights warmer with this hearty, slow cooker beef chili. This make-ahead recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
Easy winter recipe: Beef Chili For A Cold Night In
Rustic Creamy Pumpkin and Walnut Soup
This creamy soup is perfect for a crisp winter night or as a hearty starter at your next gathering. If using canned pumpkin, be sure to use pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. For an alternative recipe, you can also replace the pumpkin with butternut squash.
Easy winter recipe: The Best Pumpkin and Walnut Soup
Lentil & Mushroom Vegetarian Bolognese
Canned lentils are budget-friendly, busy-family weeknight warriors and a dinnertime saviour when paired with pre-made tomato sauce and quick-cooking pasta. Pulses like lentils are total hunger crushers, too, meeting one-third of a woman’s daily fibre needs and containing 19 grams of protein in just one cup. One study found that a diet rich in pulses like lentils may help reduce the risk of obesity, while a large meta-analysis found that they may also help lower total and bad LDL cholesterol. They may be tiny, but they clearly pack a nutritional punch.
Easy winter recipe: Lentil & Mushroom Vegetarian Bolonese
Classic French Onion Soup
This meal-in-a-bowl needs only a green salad to round it out as a dinner or a hearty lunch. Replace the toasted baguette slices with handfuls of ready-made croutons, if desired.
Easy winter recipe: Classic French Onion Soup
Chicken, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry
This one-pot chicken curry makes dinner prep and cleanup quick and easy. With your “mother” tomato sauce prepared ahead (our Super Simple Slow Cooker Sauce), it just takes some pantry spices and a can of coconut milk to take your sauce from spaghetti night to exotic Indian delight.
Easy winter recipe: Chicken, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry
Lean & Low-Cal Butter Chicken
This popular Indian-restaurant favourite is a crowd-pleaser but full of fat and calories thanks to oil, butter and cream. Indian cuisine is all about building layers of flavour with fragrant spices. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients in this recipe; it is really simple to make. Most of it can also be prepared in advance for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
Easy winter recipe: Lean & Low-Cal Butter Chicken