When it comes to cooking in the winter, it’s easy to lose motivation and opt for comfort food or takeout.
But there’s no better time to reboot your cooking regimen. With the right recipes, you really can learn to love cooking–and eating–healthy, no matter where you’re starting from. Read on for a few of our fave recipes to cook when we need some cold-weather nourishment.
The Main: Vegan Lentil Soup with Fried Sourdough Toast
A cost-effective protein-packed powerhouse, it’s difficult to go wrong with lentil soup; it’s healthy, filling, and delicious. The fried sourdough toasts add a bit of decadence, but we certainly still count it as part of our healthy meal repertoire.
The Snack: Oven Bone Broth
Speaking of soup, our favorite on-the-go snack when the mercury drops has to be the ultra-healthy, uber-healing bone broth; it’s perfect for when you’re not feeling well (winter cold, anyone?) but it’s equally delicious when you simply need a warming boost.
The Restaurant-Style Dinner: Poached Halibut with Buttered Broth
It doesn’t get much healthier than poached fish; but the addition of buttered broth to this recipe helps keep things flavorful–and makes you feel like you’re eating at a restaurant-quality meal. It’s the perfect winter meal for whenever you want something simultaneously healthy and delicious.
The Side: Broccoli Sheet Pan Salad
When the weather gets colder, a cold salad isn’t the most appealing option (which is why our favorite is this one, featuring warm winter squash and pear), but we still need to get our greens. That’s where this sheet pan salad comes in; from the charred broccoli to the creamy feta, it works as a side but it’s also delicious enough to serve as the star of the show.
The Burger, Done Healthy: Mushroom-Walnut Veggie Burgers
While we love a good smashburger as much as anyone else, sometimes, we want something a bit lighter, without sacrificing on the satisfaction that comes from biting into a burger, bun and all. That’s where our mushroom-walnut veggie burgers come in; we promise they’re delicious enough to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike.
The Dessert, Done Healthy: Plant-Based Cacao Cake with Hibiscus Glaze
Struggling with problematic winter skin? You can still treat yourself! That’s why we partnered with LINNÉ to create this healthy cacao-based cake, which is inspired by their best-selling serum and filled with similarly powerful antioxidants. The type of dessert that does double duty as skincare? Sign us up!
Did you cook any of our favorite winter meals? Tag us on social media using #casadesuna.