Thread for WARMING recipes for COLD weather that are HEALTHY-ISH!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I love this soup, it’s tasty and helps me get in more veggies. I only add about 6 cups of the chicken broth. Sometimes I’ll add in baby kale or spinach. And add some pepper for the tumeric. Everything else I follow to a T.

I made this recently for NYE and everyone liked it. I only used two pounds of hamburger and diced tomatoes instead of whole.

This chicken is SO GOOD. I usually serve over rice with steamed broccoli and carrots.

For something without meat, this lentil chili is pretty good.

Post # 3
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

“Skinny” Mac n cheese with Squash sauce instead of Velveeta. You just dice up about 3 cups of squash (2 if your making a small batch) and then boil in some stock. once they are soft you put it through a blender or hand mixer with some milk (i use unsweetened almond milk) some shredded Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and a little garlic powder. Blend until creamy consistency and then pour over any kind of pasta (elbows, shells….) Its SO YUMMY!

Post # 4
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019


So I make an amazing vegan chili. I’ve given this recipe to so many people and they love it! No salt added canned veggies is the best for health reasons.

-1/2 sweet onion (I use a whole one because I love onion).

-3 cans of stewed tomatoes 

-1 jalapeño (if you like spicy)

-chili seasoning (you can use a premadepacket, but I just use minced garlic, chili powder, onion powder and paprika since the packets have a lot of sodium) 

-1 can of black beans

-1 can of pinto beans

-1 can of red kidney beans

-1/2 bag of frozen corn

-1/2 bag of frozen red and green peppers 

throw it all in a crock pot on high for a few hours and so good. Top with some antibiotic free shredded cheese if you’re feeling frisky and not avoiding dairy.

Post # 5
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’ve been obsessed with soups and chilis lately! If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, their prepared lentil soup is amazing. I heat up a bowl several times a week for lunch at work alongside one of their salads. What about a slow cooker veggie chili?

Post # 6
854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Most of the recipes my Fiance and I make probably wouldn’t qualify based on your criteria, but I will say we LOVE making soups and stews.  They are often so hearty and comforting and can be loaded up with veggies and grains.  I’m thinking of making a lentil soup this weekend (though the recipe I’m thinking of has bacon & sausage).

Post # 7
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is one of my favorite recipies of all time, you can add any vegetables and they taste great, and you can choose to add some seafood or meat (we’ll do shrimp or diced chicken thighs) sometimes,but it really doesn’t need it. There is enough healthy fat with the coconut milk that it leaves you satisfied, but it’s a great way to get a ton of veggies.

Another favorite, that we mostly do with chicken thighs but still like as vegan, golden coconut lentil soup!


Post # 8
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

 I second the chicken detox soup from a PP, but I will say after the second day I was sick of it. Sometimes I make a big batch of “detox” soup for myself & try to eat it every day for lunch for a couple days. I prefer this version of the detox soup:

Also, I know you called for recipes but I LOVE Panera’s turkey chili. Extremely filling, full of chickpeas & edemame. I’ve seen some recipes on pinterest for copycats but haven’t tried any.


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