Warm up with these healthy dinners

Health is wealth, and for many, the new year is the perfect time for a reset of body and mind. Your goals may have shifted from creating the best gingerbread house to eating more balanced meals, fruit and greens. The hitch in the plan is definitely the weather. January in Canada is a chilly month and healthy recipes for things like smoothies and salads aren't often what we feel like eating when it's cold outside. If you want to eat healthy, without sacrificing comfort and warmth, these recipes are for you!

Vegan chilli

Chilli is a total comfort food and can be made surprisingly healthy. We love this vegan chilli recipe! You won't miss the meat with this full-bodied, spicy stew. It's full of fibre, protein, good carbs, vitamins and minerals and will warm your soul on a cold day or night. Serve it with rice or quinoa on the side and chopped avocado on top to make it a more substantial meal.

(No) cream of broccoli soup

Soups are so comforting -- especially on cold winter nights. Tuck into this (no) cream of broccoli soup for a hug in a bowl. It's vegan and swaps the traditional heavy cream for cashew cream and potatoes that blend into a heavenly creamy soup. You'll never know the difference! 

Mushroom steaks

You probably don't think "healthy" when steak comes to mind, but this mushroom steak is here to change your mind! Mushrooms are really good for you and this recipe takes them to new, hearty heights. Pair it with a healthy side dish like these super crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts.


You may or may not have heard of Khichdi. It's a one pot wonder meal that's a staple in Ayurvedic Indian cooking. It's warm, hearty and comforting, and very filling. It's very nutritious and is thought to have balancing, detoxifying and healing qualities and is often fed to those who are ill or as a first food for babies. It's made with Moong Dal or lentils and rice, as well as lots of spices, and can be made easily in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

We hope you'll try these amazing healthy and hearty recipes this winter!

Looking for a place to call home? For information on BentallGreenOak rental properties across Canada, please visit our website.