It’s still January, and while we’re not totally abandoning our resolutions, we’re making sure they are sustainable. So with our healthy eating and budget-watching resolutions in mind, we rounded up these easy winter recipes for the family to keep them warm and full — of love and of delicious food!
Easy Winter Recipes for the Family
This unique chili is a classic winter warm up. For apres ski, apres the arena, or while watching the game, there’s always a reason to eat chili. Adding pumpkin to the recipe gives it a sweet, creamy flavour without taking out the kick. And pumpkin adds a boost of seasonal flavour to this classic dish we like to serve in a bread bowl. In this recipe the fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit!) is cubed and tossed into a pot with chicken, beans, chickpeas, and tomatoes for a fibre-rich meal you’ll want to serve all season.
A splash of citrus and seasonal fruit turns this quinoa super salad into a refreshingly healthy meal. This the perfect healthy meal to keep you on the resolution track. Filled with all kinds of delicious goodness, you’ll feel good about eating when you scarf down a serving of this salad.
We can’t say enough about soups during the winter months. So of course our easy winter recipes roundup includes soup! You can’t go wrong with this healthy, delicious, and easy to make a meal. And this Minestrone just got meatier—this hearty winter soup is a great one to warm ‘em up after hockey practice. Served with some crusty bread and a salad, this soup makes for a full meal deal.
Savvy up your soup—French Onion is fabulous for cheese lovers in your home. Look like a gourmet chef with this soup packed with wow factor and lots of great taste. It’s perfect for entertaining on a cold winter’s night.
A traditional pork tenderloin becomes a fruity fave with the addition of sauteed apples. This recipe calls for pork tenderloin but you can also use chicken with these delicious sautéed Gala apples. The sweet and juicy apples make this meal so much more child friendly.
Impress your family (and guests) with this delicious and attractive beef pot pie. The crispy potato topping makes it almost like a cross between a traditional Shepherd’s Pie and a savoury pub pie.
A twist on the traditional lasagna, this ‘short-cut’ version uses rigatoni noodles. Skip the layering and five-step lasagna process and try this super simple beef lasagna recipe as a family meal. It’s got all the yummy ingredients of your classic lasagna without the fuss and mess that usually goes with the prep.
Roasted chicken is a traditional classic for a reason. It’s so easy-to-make that we always cook two at a time and use the leftovers for delicious soup or sandwiches the next day.