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Easy Winter Recipes

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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When the weather turns cold, get back into your kitchen and cook meals that will satisfy you and keep your warm. Winter is a perfect season for spending time beside your warm oven, roasting, grilling, baking and stir-frying your favorite, seasonal vegetables and hearty proteins. 

Fuel up with hot soups, simmering, roasted veggies, creamy pastas and hearty meat dishes and savor the best flavors of the season. We've chosen satisfying recipes that are easy to prep and cook on busy weeknights or lazy weekends, so that you'll have time to sit down and enjoy every delicious bite.

Give your kitchen extra love this winter, and spend more time inside it creating delicious meals that will nourish you and have you feeling your best! Here are easy winter recipes to get you started...

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
Quick and easy to make, this satisfying soup recipe is as nutritious as it is delicious (win-win!). Tender chunks of lean pork, hearty white beans and vitamin rich kale will give you the energy you need to fuel long days at work, or a brisk run outdoors.

Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
This italian-style soup cooks up quickly with simple, fresh ingredients that burst with flavor. Herbed pesto and hearty chicken and beans make this soup a satisfying dish that packs iron-rich spinach and high nutritional value.

Ultimate Beef Chili
Does anything say comfort food in cold weather months quite like a big pot of beef chili? This ultimate beef chili recipe is undeniably hearty and thick, and is perfect for game days or frigid nights. Double the recipe and freeze it for easy reheating on busy weeknights, and you'll have meals to last you throughout the season.

Carbonara Au Gratin
Creamy, rich pasta topped with bacon makes this recipe a total indulgence that you will want to break out on those nights when you need complete comfort and seriously satisfying meal. Easy to make in 30 minutes, you won't have to labor in order to get your hands on this decadent dinner recipe, but you will have to make sure you have room in your belly (it's filling!).

Chicken and Artichoke Rice Casserole
Comfort food never felt so good for you, as this satisfying chicken and rice casserole does. Easy to prep in just 5 minutes, this dish almost makes itself, and you'll love turning to it on dark, cold nights when you need something filling that won't weigh you down.

Vegetable Pot Pie
Skip the homemade crust, and use a store bought puff pastry, and you'll take the heavy labor out of this delicious and healthy recipe that is perfect for meatless mondays, or nights when you want to get your veggies in. If you can't stand to do without meat, at a lean protein like chicken or lean pork, and you'll have just as much flavor, but with more protein. 

Winter Layered Salad with Beets and Brussels Sprouts
On nights when you want a break from your stove, but still want something satisfying, choose this delicious, colorful winter layered salad recipe. Nutritious beets, hearty brussels sprouts and your favorite grains make this a salad that will keep you satisfied, all winter long.

Four Cheese Pasta with Peas and Ham
This classic, cheesy pasta dish with crisp peas and tender chunks of ham is comfort food at its simplest and its best. Perfect for every member of your family on nights when you need something quick and hearty, you'll come back to this dish again and again, all season long.

Roasted Winter Vegetables
Roasting vegetables is an easy way to get the season's bounty onto your dinner table. Prepare as a side dish, or as a main dish on nights when you prefer something lighter to fill you up. 

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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