You don’t need to scrimp on flavour for an easy and nutritious meal.
Winter is a tough season to stay healthy because it’s difficult to stay away from fattening and unhealthy foods during the cold months.
Instead of trying healthy recipes which sacrifice flavour and comfort, give one of these recipes a try for a meal which satisfies every requirement.
If you’re looking for recipes to meal prep with or recipes that can be made in a hurry, then this list is the one for you.
DESIblitz has compiled the best aromatic and simple recipes so you can eat well and truly enjoy your food this winter.
Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup
This spicy soup is packed with flavour and nutrition. The cumin and chilli give the soup depth and that touch of heat to keep you warm in the winter.
Lentils are one of the most nutritious foods out there. They’re good for your heart health and for helping to lower your cholesterol. They’re also a great source of protein and fibre.
Lentils are cheap as well, so healthy recipes like this are good ones if you’re feeling thrifty. You can even make use of leftover carrots and peels for that extra step in saving.
Try this simple and spicy soup here.
Healthy Slow Cooker Dal
This recipe is packed with spices: cloves, ginger, turmeric and more. So, not only does it pack a punch with flavour, you also reap the health benefits that the spices provide.
Lentils make another appearance in this recipe and for good reason. As well as being good for your health, making them in the slow cooker means they’re even easier than normal.
If you’re trying to start a new diet or change your eating habits, it’s great to have a few slow cooker recipes under your belt. This one is perfect because you can make multiple servings in advance, so you can meal prep and go.
Try this delicious healthy recipe here.
Curried Cauliflower Soup
This healthy recipe may be meat-free and dairy-free, but it certainly isn’t taste-free.
The use of coconut milk and curry paste make for a recipe that’s filling and warming; the perfect winter delight.
This recipe also features roasted cauliflower, which brings another note of flavour to this criminally underrated vegetable. The cauliflower also serves to add texture and creaminess to this spicy soup.
Soup really is the perfect healthy recipe for winter. It’s ideal for pouring into a thermos to warm your hands on those cold winter days.
Give this vegan delight a try here.
10 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry
When it’s cold outside, sometimes you don’t want to wait for hours for a tasty meal. While slow cookers and soups may be perfect for meal prepping or taking to work, once in a while you want healthy recipes that are ready in a flash.
At only 200 calories a serving, this spicy delight is packed with nutrition. Spinach and chickpeas are both brilliant sources of protein.
This recipe is ideal for those who want to impress but don’t have a lot of time.
It can be hard to eat well when you’re on a time limit. This healthy recipe gives you an option for a nutritious meal without the hassle.
Try this miraculous time-saver here.
Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Butter chicken is one of those rich, delicious dishes that just makes you feel warm inside.
Unfortunately, you tend to find that butter chicken is made with a lot of fat. So this recipe is ideal: a healthy recipe for butter chicken that’s easy and good for you.
Decadent and flavoursome, it’s the perfect comfort food for a freezing winter day. You can make it in advance with the slow cooker so it’s ready and waiting when you need a pick-me-up.
By using coconut milk and greek yoghurt, this recipe cuts down the fat of normal butter chicken but keeps all of the flavours with the wide array of spices.
Give this smooth and fragrant dish a try here.
So while you may want to try out healthier eating in the new year, there’s no need to sacrifice on taste or comfort.
Cold weather means hot and hearty meals and food that makes you feel good. Give the healthy recipes from this list a try for a meal that will tick all the boxes.