Winter temperatures can be down right brutal. Stay warm and cozy with these warm-you-up recipes that are sure to keep you warm and toasty all weekend long.
Although its been a rather mild winter this year here in Michigan, this past week brought back colder temperatures and brutal conditions. Although blankets and sweatshirts are my BFFs this time of year, I also find myself heavily dependent on hot drinks and hot foods to get me through the day.
No matter where you live, having a list of go-to foods that are sure to warm you up is always a good thing. You never know when brutal weather might hit or when you simply need a deeply satisfying dish.
This weekend, I hope you’ll enjoy a few of my favorite warm-up foods. Perfect for weekend noshing, or for incorporation into your weekday meal plan, here’s some hot-spiration just for you.
Avocado Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Tomatoes
This dish is the perfect make-ahead meal. Whip it up and serve it fresh over the weekend and save leftovers for the busy week ahead. A quick warm up in the microwave will keep you toasty and minimize your meal prep later on in the week.
Veggie Quinoa Bowls
Roasted veggies are pretty much the perfect winter food. Okay, that may be more my personal opinion than fact, but I love preparing my vegetables this way. In this veggie quinoa bowl recipe, the roasted vegetables really are the star of the dish. You’ll love the great flavors brought out through the roasting process and the subtle flavor boost that the feta cheese provides.
Brussels sprouts and Spinach with Honey, Feta and Walnuts
I very rarely crave a cold salad in the dead of winter. Luckily, warm winter salads have become a thing and I don’t have to fret about how I’m going to get in enough vegetables each day. This warm winter salad is a simple sauted dish featuring Brussels sprouts and spinach. Combined with a bit of honey, feta and walnuts, its got great flavor and great texture.
Blueberry and Coconut Oatmeal
A bowl of oatmeal is a great way to kick off a cold winter morning. This bowl combines blueberries, coconut flakes, and oats for a very hearty, yet tropical mix of flavors. Its a great way to stay warm and satisfied.
What recipes, hot or cold, do you plan on incorporating into your weekend or the week ahead?