8 Winter Meals That Are as Cozy as a Hug
Make room in your dinner rotation for these easy winter recipes that will have you eating in comfort until the warmer temps arrive.
Effortless Barley and Mushroom Whole-Grain Risotto
This easy and wholesome 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.
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.
Recipe: Lightened-up Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Beef Chili
Make cool nights warmer with this hearty, slow cooker beef chili. This make-ahead recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
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.
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. And with a little prep, this dish can be on the table in just 20 minutes!
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.
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 tomato sauce prepared ahead, it just takes some pantry spices and a can of coconut milk to take your sauce from spaghetti night to exotic Indian delight.
Lean and 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.
Recipe: Lean & Low-Cal Butter Chicken