Winter comfort food that isn't bad for you

Nutritious comfort foods


As with the rest of the year, a healthy breakfast is the best possible way to start the day, and you can't go far wrong with a bowl of oatmeal. It is both tasty and convenient, but also packed full of nutrients and it can provide an energy boost to begin the day with. Studies also suggest that eating oatmeal in the morning can lower the number of calories that people consume with their lunch.1

Healthy soups that are packed with fresh vegetables are an obvious first starting point, while baked pasta dishes that also include lots of fresh vegetables are good options too. You can also find some healthy choices if you look to Asian cuisine, including Japanese or Thai noodle soups and stir-fry, and Indian dhal and vegetable-based curry.

You may also find that eggs can go a long way in the winter, too.Eggs contain lots of nutrients, and can be transformed into healthy omelettes with lean meats or vegetables, or you could use them for homemade quiches.

Baked potatoes also are ideal for winter as they contain very few calories, but piling them high with beans for a big protein kick is an easy option, or you could eat them with a homemade chilli, or use cream or cottage cheese and chives.