Looking for healthy winter recipes? Because when January hits and the winter chill sets in, you start to crave warm, comforting, and cozy foods. The great news is, that doesn’t mean you have to eat heavy and carby things, either. Here’s a roundup of my favorite healthy winter recipes, guaranteed to give you that snuggled-up, by-the-fireplace, wintery vibe — without compromising your health and hormones.
From soups and stews to casseroles and vegan options, look no further for the answer to the question, “What healthy dinner should I make tonight?”
Go light a fire in the fireplace, pull a blanket off the back of the couch, curl up, and allow me to present my go-to healthy winter recipes!
Healthy Winter Recipes Dinner
I’m always on the hunt for good healthy dinner recipes, especially healthy dinner recipes with low or no carbs. These healthy winter recipes for dinner will leave you feeling satisfied on those cold, dark winter nights.
First up, we have one of my all-time favorite foods: soup! When it’s chilly outside, there’s nothing better than this healthy winter soup recipe. Loaded with alkalinizing veg and healthy fats, this is a Keto-Green® dream of a dinner…and it’s so easy to make!
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Looking for wholesome dinner ideas? Look no further than this healthy dinner recipe for winter that might be the easiest and most satisfying thing you eat this month. Roasted chicken with tomatoes and olives? Yes, yes, please.
Nothing says ‘warming winter meal’ like an Indian dish. And this simple recipe is one of those gut-healthy dinner recipes you and your family won’t be able to get enough of. The sauce is so yummy and decadent, it’s hard to believe this is good for you. And it’s way better curry than you can get at most Indian restaurants.
Healthy Winter Crockpot Recipes
There’s no doubt the absolute hero of wholesome, healthy winter recipes is the humble crockpot. Whether you like to throw everything in and let it simmer all day, or use the instant pot to speed things up a bit, these recipes will tickle your tastebuds and keep your health goals front and center. Remember, if you don’t have a slow cooker, you can always turn the oven on low and throw your Dutch oven in for a few hours to get the same results.
This is one of my all-time favorite healthy dinner recipes for the crockpot. It’s filled with so many amazing flavors and makes your house smell divine while it’s cooking. Don’t let the lamb scare you — it’s so flavorful and tender, it’s worth stepping out of your comfort zone for.
Need a healthy dinner recipe for the slow cooker that includes chicken? This is the one. The winner, winner, chicken dinner. The ultimate in healthy dinner recipes, chicken edition. The best part of this one is it makes a ton of gut-loving bone broth you can freeze and use for other soup recipes. I make batches of this all winter long.
Healthy dinner recipes with beef don’t have to be overly expensive or complicated! This recipe for pot roast made in the slow cooker is the literal definition of cozy, wholesome, and healthy winter food. Don’t forget to finish it off with some mashed cauliflower and green veg for a complete Keto-Green® meal.
Loving this inspiration? Get 15 more of my favorite Keto-Green® recipes here.
Healthy Dinner Recipes Casseroles
When I think of winter meals, I think of casseroles. With their one-dish convenience and wholesome vibe, you just really can’t beat them. Now, I know casseroles get a bad rap because they are typically made with noodles, rice, and a good ol’ can of condensed soup. But these casseroles have gotten a seriously healthy makeover — restoring the glory of the mighty weeknight dish.
Wholesome winter recipes don’t get much better than this. Tons of veggies. Easy to cook ground beef. And there’s just nothing like that fresh-out-of-the-oven casserole dish to please a crowd. It’s simply one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes with ground beef, hands down. Yes, technically this is a “cottage” pie, as shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb. Feel free to use the more authentic meat choice if you’d like.
This casserole is packed with veggies, is easily customizable, and is topped with a decadent “cream” sauce made from almond milk. You can customize it to suit your tastes with any ground meat you like and mix up which veggies you throw in. Truly a crowd-pleaser.
This little casserole dish has all the amazing flavors of cabbage rolls without all the fuss. If you don’t eat dairy, simply omit the cheese topping. It will still be delicious — trust me.
Healthy Winter Vegan Recipes
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t make a warming, filling, vegan meal. These vegan options are great for a Keto-Green® diet because you can make them as a main course or a side to a more meat-centric meal.
These Buddha bowls have more flavor than any takeout fried rice you’ve ever eaten. I like to add a couple of hard-boiled eggs to this, but obviously, if you’re vegan — just leave those out.
Oh my goodness, this wholesome dish is so, so satisfying. You’ll never miss carbs or meat if you can enjoy foods with this much flavor!
This is one of the best heart-healthy winter recipes I’ve ever made. With plenty of lycopene from the tomatoes and tons of meat-y body from the mushrooms, it feels heaven-sent on a cold winter’s night.
Healthy Winter Recipes For When You Don’t Want To Cook!
During the winter months, it’s so very crucial to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrients you possibly can from an abundance of plants. Plant compounds are what give your microbiome diversity. And a diverse microbiome can support immunity, energy levels, better insulin sensitivity, and even fewer pounds on the scale. (1-6)
But it’s also hard to shop for, cook, and get your family to eat a ton of different veggies every day. Especially during the winter when produce quality can be underwhelming.
Which is why I turn to my Mighty Maca® Plus. It’s like a shortcut for eating healthy in the winter and an insurance policy for gaps in your wintertime nutrition.
It’s positively packed with dozens of powdered plant compounds. The kind you’d probably never buy at the grocery store — like spirulina and acerola…and it’s also loaded with powdered cruciferous veggies like kale and broccoli which are phenomenal for your hormones and your health (but I know not everyone likes to actually eat them lol).
Mighty Maca® Plus is your ultimate tool for a quick and easy jolt of nutrients.
All you need is one scoop mixed with a beverage, and you’ve locked down your superfood intake for the day!
In addition to helping you get in dozens of amazing fruits and veggies with one sip, this wonder drink mix helps you:
- Feel more energized (because there’s nothing like maca for adrenal support!)
- Flattens your stomach (thanks to the serious dose of natural digestive enzymes)
- Shed that cortisol-induced weight (‘bye menopause belly!)
- Manage hot flashes (thank you, maca root for your hormone-supportive magic)