Healthy and comforting meals for winter

It's the new year and you want to eat healthy and get back on track, but it's also winter and you want something that makes you feel cozy and warm. Try these healthy and comforting meals this month.

Slow cooker vegetable lasagna

Love rich and indulgent pasta dishes, but don’t love what they do to your waistline and energy level? Try this healthy, indulgent-tasting slow cooker vegetable lasagna recipe. It’s a great way to get your daily requirements of veggies, is easy to make and low in calories.

Chicken alfredo pasta

Sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a creamy and rich bowl of pasta for dinner in the winter. Dishes like this tend to be loaded with cream and cheese, but not this recipe! This healthier chicken alfredo pasta recipe is made with a roux (a mix of skim milk, olive oil and flour) but you’d never know it wasn’t the real thing. It’s also loaded with lean protein from the chicken and even throws in spinach for veggies and uses whole grain pasta for added fiber. 

Vegan chilli

If you want something hearty and healthy that packs a punch of spice to keep things interesting, look no further than this vegan chilli. It’s absolutely loaded with veggies and legumes which are great for you and won’t weigh you down. And what’s heartier than a steaming bowl of chilli on a chilly winter’s night?

Chickpeas and dumplings

If you’re familiar with the cozy classic one-pot meal “chicken and dumplings”, it’s time to get familiar with this new healthy spin -- Chickpeas and dumplings! If you love chicken soup but want to try the dish in a vegetarian way, this recipe is for you. Best of all, almost anyone can enjoy this recipe as the dumplings are gluten-free.

Healthy fudge brownies

Ok, so not exactly a “meal,” but in every chilly winter, a little dessert must be served. These healthy fudge brownies taste indulgent but are guilt free. They’re also gluten free and grain free! Give this recipe a try when you need your chocolate fix and don’t want to derail your diet. 

We hope you give these hearty but healthy comfort food meals a try this winter! They don’t skimp on flavour and won’t leave you feeling heavy or your jeans feeling tight. 

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