You know the feeling: the days are shorter, the cold is setting in and all you want is some comfort food to tuck into after a long day. Instead of ordering take away or reaching for something that’s lacking nutrients, why not create some nourishing meals at home? Not only are they tastier, but they’ll provide your body with the essential vitamins and minerals to boost your immunity and keep you healthy during winter. Over the years, I’ve created so many nutritionally balanced meals that it’s hard to select my favourites, but here are a few I’ve had on rotation lately:
My go-to winter warming recipes
This is one of my favourite soups because it’s so warming for the body and it’s loaded with fibre and vitamin C which, as we all know, is a powerful antioxidant and helps to boost your immunity. Find the recipe here.
Japanese-inspired salmon & veggies
There’s a reason this has been one of my most popular dinner recipes with the JSHealth girls. It’s so easy to prepare, has bags of flavour and I find it so comforting. Plus, it’s got a great balance of healthy fats, fibre and protein. Pro tip: Make extra for lunch! Find the recipe here.
Thai-style cauliflower rice
A flavoursome, spicy stir-fry transports me to the bustling streets of Thailand where the food is bursting with freshness and flavour. To make traditional fried rice healthier, I swapped out the rice for cauliflower, which increases fibre intake and adds another element of flavour. Finish it with fresh spices and chilli to taste. Find the recipe here.
Healthy cauliflower pizza
In my house, it’s become a bit of a Sunday night tradition to make cauliflower pizza. I recently documented it on my Instagram and got such a great response that I thought I’d link it again. The base is crispy and crunchy, while the topping is light and warming – perfect for your next indulgent night in. Find the recipe here.
Creamy thyme mushrooms
Mushies have to be one of the most nutritionally unique vegetables; they’re rich in vitamin B, vitamin D and folate, all of which promote vitality and wellbeing. This recipe is so rich and creamy that it makes a perfect winter indulgence. Prepare this dish as a main or as a side to your protein of choice. Find the recipe here.
Herbed chicken schnitzel
Who doesn’t love chicken schnitzel? It was one of my childhood favourites, which is why I re-created this clean, gluten-free version. Whip it up, add a side of mashed sweet potato, a fresh salad and a drizzle of lemon and voila! You’ve got a healthy, hearty dinner. Find the recipe here.
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