Some say the best part of the winter season are the creamy, hearty and warming meals that come along with cold weather! Take full advantage of the snowy season by preparing winter-appropriate comfort food for your family. This is the time to take out your slow-cooker and prepare your oven to roast delicious warming meals during our coldest days. The great thing is that there are so many variations of recipes to choose from if you are looking to stay on a budget. Check out some of our favourite great winter recipes below!
Roasted Butternut Squash
A lot of things change when the winter season rolls around—this winter your choice of squash will change as well! Butternut squash has a rich flavour perfect for the colder months. Include this winter vegetable in your meal and experience the delicious taste it has to offer. This recipe is simple and very easy to make! Roast the squash in your oven, as a perfect side dish to any kind of protein you want to prepare. Keep the cost low by turning to boneless skinless chicken breast, which can be roasted in the oven with your butternut squash!
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Not only will this dish keep you full and warm this winter, it will also keep you on budget. The ingredients for the recipe are relatively cheap on cost and can be switched out for similar ingredients to ensure you do not go over your allocated grocery budget. Casseroles are perfect for winter and for feeding large families! Keep any leftovers in the fridge and enjoy the meal again; 2 meals for the price of 1!
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
This easy to make recipe will have your family feeling warm and satisfied during the winter months. Perfect for the working parent, break out your slow cooker and let the meal come to you. Not only is this creamy sweet potato soup easy and worry-free to make, it will also save you some money if you prepare the meal when sweet potatoes are in season. Take advantage of winter vegetables and incorporate them in your meals for less!
Healthy Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake
Filling, creamy and delicious food doesn’t always have to ruin your healthy eating habits! This winter, turn to this recipe’s healthy take on mushroom alfredo pasta in the oven. Whole wheat pasta and cauliflower cream sauce are healthy alternatives to choose when wanting to keep your diet on track. This recipe is easy to put together and requires the same effort level of a calorie-packed winter appropriate meal!
Baked Potato Soup
If you’re thinking hearty and warming this winter, turn to an easy to make, baked potato soup recipe. Combining hearty potatoes and heavy cream with melted cheese is just what you and your family need this winter. With an easy to follow recipe at your fingertips, check out the ingredient list and head to the grocery store, to prepare this delicious meal for your family.
You can never go wrong with a classic pot roast paired with roasted potatoes and carrots! Easy to make, and perfect for big families, this recipe should be a staple in your winter cook book!
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