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29 Best Healthy Winter Recipes Everyone Must Try

Updated on July 3, 2017
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Ashi is a culinary consultant with 9 years of experience in the food industry. Ashi writes about food recipes, tips & secrets.

Steamed veggies and salads can’t really cut it in winter. Luckily, there are ways to get the satisfying healthy meal without the kilojoules and fat of usual winter fare. Soups are an obvious choice, but baked pasta dishes with loads of vegetables can also be excellent for the diet conscious. Risottos made without high-fat cheese but instead utilizing such flavor enhancers such as good herbs, spices, stock, parmesan, porcini powder or wild mushrooms. These hearty and warming recipes are an excellent choice for this winter season.


Turkey Chili Jacket Potatoes

Turkey mince is economical and lean. It is Mexican-style flavored with paprika and cumin. For better taste serve with crisp baked potatoes.


Honey Mustard Chicken Pot with Parsnips

For a simple and easy, warming family casserole on a budget. This pot recipe ticks all the boxes of your requirements.


Spicy Baby Aubergine Stew With Mint and Coriander

This recipe is high in fiber and super healthy too. This delicious Middle Eastern one-pot is under 120 calories per serve. You should try this.


Turkey Piccata

In this healthy recipe piccata veal, that's dairy-free and gluten-free, cooked in a lemon butter and served with crisp baby roasted potatoes.


Chicken and Leek Pies

You must be knowing comfort food doesn't have to mean calories, this healthy pie utilizes filo pastry to keep it low in fat.


Apple Soup, Curried Lentil and Parsnip

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze


Traditional Indian soups

This warming winter soup is low in fat, high in fiber, and could be frozen for better convenience.


Spiced Lentil and Mushroom Hotpot

This healthy potato-topped bake is low in fat and calories with high in fibers. This vegan winter warmer any family will love it.


Vegan Shepherd's Pie

A warming vegan supper with porcini carrots, leeks, mushrooms, butternut squash and herbs topped with crispy potatoes. This is low fat, low calorie and perfect for dinner or lunch.


Baked Meatloaf with Black Bean Salsa and Avocado

A healthy and delicious family dinner with protein-packed quinoa and lean turkey mince, with a sticky onion glaze


Potato and Turkey Curry

You can go classic with turkey leftovers and blend it up this healthy spice-filled stew with tomatoes and peppers.


Braised venison with chocolate and chilli

This can be eaten as a stew or utilized in a cottage pie or pastry. The chocolate adds an additional glossiness and richness to the finished sauce.


Winter Fruit Salad

You can make the most of the autumnal fruits in this nourishing and refreshing salad. You can cook in a batch and eat during the week.


Stir-Fried Winter Veg with Quinoa

Quinoa is low-fat, gluten-free, protein-rich and makes a nutritious change from pasta or rice.


Leek Casserole, Pearl Barley and Bacon

This stored cupboard grain creates an excellent alternative to couscous or rice. You can mix with veggies and bacon in this risotto-like stew.


Rustic Vegetable Soup

This vegetarian soup is fully packed with healthy vegetables and lentils, with low fat and full of flavor. To bulk it up, you can add chicken or borlotti beans.


Cod with an Orange & Dill crumb and Hasselback Potato

This is a recipe that's big on texture as well as in flavor with a crunchy topping to succulent crisp potato and white fish to go with it.


Cardamom Chicken with Lime Leaves

If you are a curry lover, the layers of spice in this fragrant and tender chicken thigh curry will win your heart.


Sprout Stir-Fry, Chicken and Kale

These brussels sprouts are not just for Christmas, you can add them to a healthy pot noodle for extra crunch and nutrition.


Cauliflower, Pea Curry and Paneer

You can prepare this dish in less than an hour. This is simple, easy and vegetarian curry made with vegetables and pan-fried Indian cheese.


Masala Chicken Pie

A Bombay potato topped with coconut curry bake that is low-fat and healthy. You can mix it with some guilt-free comfort food.


Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac & cheese can be a real pleasure on a clouded day, and our healthy update gets a benefit of extra-sharp Cheddar matched with a layer of spinach and rich low-fat cottage cheese into the middle, which may assist picky eaters down their vegetables. Full wheat pasta combines extra fiber robust flavor.


Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting isn't normally the first cooking process you think of for cauliflower but the results are pretty tasty. The florets are chopped into thick slices and stirred with herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. Wherever the plane surfaces get into connection with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning happens that results in a nutty and sweet flavor.


Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

In this delicious dish, You have to stir diced tomatoes, dark leafy greens, and gnocchi with white beans and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a blended green salad with vinaigrette.


Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, You have to coat chicken tenders in a whole-wheat flour crust and seasoned almond and then oven-fry them for complete cooking. By half the fat of conventional breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart's content.


Bean and Beef Chile Verde

Chile Verde, normally a slow-cooked stew of pork, tomatillos, and jalapeños, becomes a simple weeknight meal with store-bought green salsa and quick-cooking ground beef. Prepare it a Meal: Serve with fresh red onion, cilantro, and Monterey Jack. Add your favorite hot sauce and cornbread on the side.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Prepare a double quantity of this simple vegetarian black bean & sweet potato chili and have it for lunch or dinner the next day or refrigerate the extras for another night. I love the heat from the chipotle, but neglect it if you prefer a medium spicy. Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips and coleslaw.


Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

For a pleasing last-minute dinner, it's difficult to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The aromatic filling of tomatoes and beans adds protein. Ensure that you eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well.


Cheese and Ham Breakfast Casserole

This fresh update of a conventionally rich cheese and ham breakfast layers is made lighter essentially by using nonfat milk and losing a few egg yolks. Gruyère cheese has a nutty aroma, delicious, and flavor, which means that with the comparatively small amount in this recipe you still receive a big impact. To complete the makeover utilize nutritious, whole-grain fiber-rich bread instead of white bread. The results: half the calories, plenty of flavors, and one-third the fat of the original.

© 2017 Ashi


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      Ashi 8 months ago

      @Sakina Nasir,

      Haha....glad to heard that you liked this hub. Make sure you try something to cook from this. :)

      Bless you.

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      Sakina Nasir 8 months ago from Kuwait

      Lovely hub dear friend. :) These images are making me hungry, LOL. Your writing shows your expertise on cooking and ingredients. Keep writing such helpful hubs. :)