During winter, it's natural for our bodies to crave warm and comforting foods. The cooler weather makes our body temperature drop, which can increase our desire to eat.

With this in mind, we've gathered together a collection of our favourite 'Winter warmer' recipes. These will delight your tastebuds, nourish your body, and keep you feeling satisfied.

Whether you're looking for inspiration for breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals, we've got you covered! From our Carrot Cake Baked Oats for breakfast to Goulash Soup for lunch (which you can take to work in an insulated cup if you're not working from home), there's sure to be something here that you and your family will love.

We've also added a few Second Nature special tips to each recipe, so be sure to check to them out!

Breakfast

Lunch & Dinner

  • Shakshuka
    Second Nature special tip: To enhance the flavour of this dish even further, add a small handful of diced chorizo.
  • Coconut Dahl
  • Goulash Soup
    Second Nature special tip: To add some spice to this dish, add 1 tbsp of chilli flakes.
  • Moroccan Butternut Squash Stew
    Second Nature special tip: To turn this into a meaty dish, add 1-2 diced chicken breasts. This will increase the protein content too!
  • Mediterranean Fish Stew
    Second Nature special tip: To bulk out this meal, include a few boiled new potatoes (80g cooked potato = 1 complex carb).
  • Tomato Soup
    Second Nature special tip: To make this dish more balanced and filling, include a crusty wholemeal roll to dip into the soup (1/2 wholemeal roll = 1 complex carb).
  • Asian Beef Stew
    Second Nature special tip: To bulk out this stew, include a portion of brown rice (50g cooked brown rice = 1 complex carb).
  • Chicken Tagine
    Second Nature special tip: Fancy switching up your carbs? Include a portion of sweet potato in the tagine instead (80g cooked potato = 1 complex carb).
  • Vegan Chilli
  • Cottage Pie and Cauliflower Mash
    Second Nature special tip: Broccoli and/or green beans are great sides for this dish - and a great way to increase your non-starchy veggies.
  • Butternut Squash soup
  • Chicken Chilli
    Second Nature special tip: To bulk out this chilli, include a portion of cooked quinoa (75g cooked quinoa = 1 complex carb)
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Soup
    Second Nature special tip: To make this dish more balanced and filling, include a crusty wholemeal roll to dip into the soup (1/2 wholemeal roll = 1 complex carb)
  • Bacon and Borlotti Beans
    Second Nature special tip: If you want to make a big batch of this recipe, simply remove the cream/coconut milk, which will make this dish into a broth, keeping it fresher for longer if you don't want to freeze it!

Written by Jemma Joel and Debbie Holman, Second Nature Health Coaches

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