Healthy comfort food for winter

When the temperatures drop and winter sets in, we tend to reach out to comfort food that is warm and nourishing. There are many options of healthy comfort foods to try in winter that will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you healthy as well. Healthy eating isn’t just about fruits and salads. There are healthy soups, stir-fries, baked dishes, curries, and delicious winter desserts. Here is a list of the comfort food you can try in winter, without compromising on your nutritional needs.


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Stews are a comfort food during cold weather. A delicious and hearty stew on a cold winter day keeps you warm. Here are some healthy stews to try this winter:

  1. Seafood and bean stew

2. Chickpea and spinach stew

3. Kale and white bean stew

4. Slow-cooked curried vegetable stew

5. Chicken and potato stew


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A steaming bowl of soup is a perfect comfort food in the chilly winter weather. Healthy soups help in boosting your immunity and avoid infections, especially in winter. Add these comforting and immunity-boosting soups to your winter soups list:

  1. Carrot, ginger, and garlic soup
  2. Chicken, garlic, and turmeric soup
  3. Lentil and lemon soup
  4. Chicken and barley soup
  5. Winter vegetable soup


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Winter vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and snow peas stir-fried with mushrooms/ chicken/ tofu is a satisfying food to keep you warm on a cold winter night. You can pair the stir-fry with rice. Here are some seasonal stir-fries to make in winter:

  1. Winter vegetables stir-fried with black beans
  2. Chicken and broccoli stir fry
  3. Mushrooms, green bean, and bell pepper stir fry
  4. Stir-fried carrots, snap peas, and chicken
  5. Stir-fried winter vegetables with ginger and garlic.

Winter Desserts

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Some sweet dishes are better enjoyed in winter compared to other times of the year. They taste delicious when eaten fresh and warm and make a great treat on a winter holiday. Here are some winter desserts to try:

  1. Carrot and walnut pudding
  2. Carrot halwa (Gajar ka halwa)
  3. Apple crumble
  4. Rice pudding (Kheer)
  5. Raisin pie

What is your favorite winter comfort food? do share in the comments.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Nausheen

    Thank you, it was nice to know👍🏼

  2. Manisha Reddy

    Wow Rancy so yummy foods and gajar ka halwa my favourite 🙂

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      Thank you!!
      Gajar ka halwa is my favourite too 🙂

  3. Veena Hegde Bhat

    Lovely pictures. My all time favourite is piping hot anna saru( in kannada) which means rice and rasam

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      Thank you!
      Yes, that’s definitely a comfort food at all times.

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