The heart of winter calls for a hearty appetite consisting of tummy-warming comfort foods combined with healthier feel-good eats. From the Pioneer Woman’s most popular soups to more nutritious breakfast and dinner offerings, we’ve rounded up the top recipes piquing Pinner’s interest this year. Browse our Pinterest for more inspiration.
Healthy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers
Eating well without depriving yourself of all things delicious is very achievable, and these zesty fajita-flavoured baked peppers, stuffed with chicken, brown rice and cheese, make that clear. Good news: we’ve got plenty more stuffed veggie recipes to keep you satisfied.
Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake
Make-ahead breakfasts are already a dream, not to mention one that’s reminiscent of apple pie with a nourishing vegan twist. Serve the oatmeal bake with coconut yogurt, more fresh fruit or nut milk for the coziest morning meal that’s so much better than toast.
The Pioneer Woman's Shrimp Tortilla Soup
If you’re the type who only enjoys stew-like soups (sometimes puréed versions just don’t cut it), Ree’s popular Mexican-inspired meal-in-a-bowl will keep you satiated. Shrimp, chopped veggies, corn tortillas and tequila amount to a belly-warming dinner perfect for winter. For more, see the Pioneer Woman’s best soups and stews.
Healthy Peanut Soba Noodles with Vegetable Salad
We’re all about meal-prep lunches that won’t get soggy, and so too are Pinners. This wholesome soba noodle salad is best served cold, so you can avoid the microwave line at the office this week.
The Epic Winter Salad
We could do with a few more hearty, winter salads in our life that celebrate seasonal produce. This eye-catching kale version, starring chickpeas, beets and Brussels sprouts, is finished with a zesty roasted garlic dressing. It’s super nourishing, and perfect for everything from work lunches to Friday night dinner parties.
Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars
A citrusy, cloud-like dessert with six basic ingredients that has us dreaming of warmer days? Get in our bellies. The Barefoot Contessa’s classic lemon bars are perfect for any and all occasions. AKA a freezer staple.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Switch up your standard Instant Pot fare with our popular 40-minute chicken and dumplings recipe. It’s ultra-comforting and packed with protein and veggies. A weeknight win. We’ve rounded up more Instant Pot chicken dishes to bookmark.
The Pioneer Woman's French Onion Soup
If winter weather makes you weary, we suggest consuming more French onion soup as a short-term fix. Ree Drummond’s classic recipe, topped with a thick slice of French bread and gooey Gruyere cheese, is a reliable belly-warming favourite.
20-Minute Crispy Pierogies with Broccoli and Sausage
Tip: always keep a bag of frozen potato-cheese pierogies in your freezer for frenzied weeknights. But don’t stop there. Cook em’ up in a hot skillet and combine with sweet Italian sausage, broccoli and grated Parm for a family-friendly meal made in minutes.