13 Healthy Winter Recipes to Make Tonight

Healthy doesn’t have to be hard!



Nourish and soothe yourself this winter with warming, balanced dishes like soups, chilis, and enchiladas. We’ve rounded up 13 trustworthy, easy-to-make recipes to get you through these cold, wintry nights, and keep you and your family healthy. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of healthy winter recipes!

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Lemon-Coriander Roasted Chicken With Leeks and Squash

Lemon-Coriander Roasted Chicken With Leeks And Squash

This one-skillet meal is warming and nourishing, with a bed of acorn squash and leeks under a golden chicken. The vegetables roast beneath the bird and soak up all of its flavorful drippings.

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Miso Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes Are About to Become Your New Favorite Side Dish
Greg DuPree

When roasted, spicy radishes become mellow and sweet—the perfect match for a deeply savory miso sauce. Fiber-rich, with a dose of vitamin C, radishes are a great addition to any winter menu.

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Baby Lamb Chops With Mixed Olive Relish and Roasted Carrots

Baby Lamb Chops With Mixed Olive Relish And Roasted Carrots

Jennifer Causey

Lamb chops feel sophisticated, but they cook quickly, which makes them weeknight-friendly. A punchy, acidic olive relish is the perfect accompaniment to the rich lamb. With plenty of protein and a side of sweet, caramelized roasted carrots, these lamb chops make for a balanced, elegant meal.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad
Heami Lee

Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts pack a nutritional punch, and are rich in nutrients such as folate, vitamin K, and fiber. This make-ahead salad hits every flavor note, with honey, Dijon, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, and shaved provolone or Parmesan cheese. Don’t be surprised if you and your guests all reach for seconds.

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Fast Italian Fish Stew

Fast Italian Fish Stew
Caitlin Bensel

Get your omega-3 fatty acids in with this quick fish stew. Crispy-skinned halibut filets get nestled into a rich broth with cannellini beans, plus a smattering of parsley and basil on top.

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Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Bake

In this recipe for wild rice and butternut squash, chunks of roasted butternut squash mingle with caramelized onions and mushrooms.
Victor Protasio

This hearty casserole works well as a side dish or a main. Packed with butternut squash and mushrooms, this vegetarian bake is super satisfying, with wild rice for extra nourishment.

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Green Chile Enchiladas

Green Chile Enchiladas Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

These healthful vegetarian enchiladas include corn, black beans, and poblano for a Southwestern feel. Melted Monterey Jack cheese and a verdant green salsa amp up the flavors.

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Buttery Shrimp With Marinated White Beans

Overhead View of Buttery Shrimp With Marinated White Beans Served in White Bowl
Caitlin Bensel

Keep shrimp in your freezer and white beans in your pantry, and you’ve got what you need to make this quick recipe whenever the craving strikes. It’s loaded with immunity-boosting garlic to keep you healthy in the winter.

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Beet-Radicchio Salad

beet radicchio salad

Christopher Testani

Eat the rainbow with this bright, punchy salad with beets, orange, radicchio, and arugula. A maple-miso dressing is sweet and umami, elevating every component of the salad.

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Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon

Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Salmon has plenty of protein and healthy fats to keep you full, and this slow-roasted version with citrus and dill is elegant and easy. Slow, low heat yields melt-in-your-mouth, buttery fish.

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Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup With Dill

Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup with Dill
Christopher Testani

For a light, veggie-packed dinner, look no further than this squash, mushroom, and kale soup. The addition of orzo is satiating, and pairs well with the blend of wintry vegetables.

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Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes
Con Poulos

With a base of black beans, kidney beans, and sweet potato, this vegetarian chili is deeply flavorful and filling. Top with sliced scallions and radishes for a hit of freshness.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

curried butternut squash soup

Antonis Achilleos

Silken tofu gives this warmly spiced soup plenty of plant-based protein, as well as a silky smooth texture. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top for a crunch.

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