25 tasty dinner recipes to keep your family healthy this winter

With the chilly winter nights upon us, the urge to lose ourselves in the bottom of a big bowl of comfort food is all too tempting. But comfort food doesn’t have to be heavy, stodgy and artery-clogging. Here are 25 tasty dinners that will warm the cockles of all at the table while still packing a nutritional punch.

Lamb and beef

Comfort food – minus the stodge.

lamb pumpkin chickpea salad

1. Garlic lemon rosemary lamb fillet

As easy as it is tasty and healthy.

2. Healthy meatloaf

This crowd-pleaser is packed with hidden goodness.

3. Lamb, pumpkin and chickpea salad

Don’t feel that you can’t have salads in chillier months. This one’s substantial, filling and full of goodness.

4. Moroccan lamb

Bursting with spices, veggies and flavour, this one’s perfect for a chilly night.

5. Super healthy cottage pie

Made with lean turkey and sweet potato, it’s comfort food that’s good for you!

6. Simple beef and vegetable casserole

Jam packed with winter veggies, just chuck it in the slow cooker before leaving in the morning.

 

Asian de-lite

With their emphasis on fresh produce and zingy flavours, Asian dishes are ideal healthy winter warmers.

thai fishcakes

7. Healthy Thai fishcakes

The kids will love this and you’ll love that it’s sneakily upping their intake of Omega 3 fatty acids.

8. Beef and glass noodle stir fry

Tasty, easy, healthy. Win win win!

9. Asian noodle omelette

Have this delicious and super-healthy meal on the table in just 15 minutes.

10. Wonton soup

Get the kids to help you make wontons – it’s fun!

11. Asian salmon salad

A restaurant quality meal that oozes goodness.

12. Fast Hoisin chicken stirfry

Why order Thai takeaway when you can have this much healthier version on the table in half the time?

 

Fabulous fish

Nothing beats fish when it comes to a healthy dinner – and these fish recipes are sure to keep the family satisfied.

tuna mornay

13. Fish in foil

Made with lemongrass, chilli sauce, ginger and plenty of Asian greens, this will send those winter colds running for the hills!

14. Fish tacos

Bursting with fresh, healthy ingredients, the tacos in this recipe give it an irresistible crunch.

15. Oven baked salmon and pea risotto

No endless stirring required for this one!

16. Healthy tuna mornay

The ultimate comfort food gets a healthy makeover with delicious results.

 

Naughties made nice

These healthier versions of old family favourites can now be guilt-free.

17. Healthy nachos

Kids and nachos have always been close buddies … and this version couldn’t be healthier!

18. Easy tortillas

A fun, ‘roll your own’ meal that will tempt even the staunchest salad haters.

19. Rainbow fried rice

Full of colour, flavour and antioxidants, you’d better believe there’s no MSG in this one!

20. Quinoa popcorn chicken

Now you can make the kids’ favourite dish without feeling a twinge of guilt.

 

Virtuous Vegetarian

These meat-free marvels still manage to be deliciously hearty while sneaking those nutrients in.

21. Lentil bolognese

A super-healthy option for those mums who find themselves cooking spag bol every other night. (You know who you are.)

22. Spicy chickpea meatballs and sauce

There’ll be no cries of “where’s the meat?” with this delicious filling fare.

23. Slow cooker vegetarian dahl

Come home to a house full of delicious aromas and a hearty dinner all ready to go.

23. Vegetarian lasagne

A fantastic meal for feeding a hungry army.

25. Butternut pumpkin and goat’s cheese pasta bake

It’s a little bit fancy and a big bit tasty.

8 Comments

  1. Alezandra 16/05/2018 at 8:43 pm

    You had me at Thai fish cakes! I remember I made something similar and I can’t believe I haven’t tried this again. Thanks for the reminder. Wontons are also a favourite in our household. Best of all is to make Wonton Noodle Soup. Perfect for winter nights.

  2. SarahBlair 11/05/2018 at 10:33 pm

    Oh my, you are making me hungry!! Everything sounds so good, I love to try out new recipes and will be trying these!!

  3. Mands1980 29/04/2018 at 3:18 pm

    Yummy this has given me a bit of inspiration to try a few different things I just need to be a bit more organised to have all the ingredients at home and start a meal plan

  4. felicity beets 27/04/2018 at 8:09 pm

    Looks great especially the quinoa popcorn chicken – a much healthier version than takeaways 🙂

  5. MuddledUpMolly 24/04/2018 at 2:50 pm

    Ooh yummy, great range of recipes here! I felt myself getting into a bit of a cooking rut for our family so we infrequently purchase bargain boxes to brand out a bit and I will be saving some of these simple recipes to try too.

  6. kymmage 11/04/2018 at 12:52 pm

    This is just the list I need to start working through. I have become so stuck in my same-four-or-so-meals-a-week rut! I’m going to try and add a few of these into the mix.

  7. Shorrty4life1 11/04/2018 at 12:04 pm

    Yum these look delicious and nutritious for the winter season. Definitely will be writing down some of these great recipes.

  8. Bevik1971 11/04/2018 at 10:23 am

    Oh now I’m just getting hungry!! 🙂 Great looking recipes all of them – our slow cooker always gets a beating over the winter time, it’s just so easy and makes delicious meals and the whole house smells devine when you walk in the door after work. Plus you get to have yummy creamy mashed potatoes hehe

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