Our favorite hearty and healthy recipes for cold winter days. These recipes are full of healthy ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied.
If you’ve been a reader here at The Café for any length of time, you’ll know that we like to take an “everything in moderation” approach to eating. Plenty of salads and fresh vegetables, balanced out by the occasional baked good.
The recipes we’re sharing today are both healthy and hearty. Hearty doesn’t have to mean loaded with carbs and calories, but rather, satisfying and comforting. So if you’re looking for delicious, seasonal and healthy recipes, this post is for you!
Super moist and delicious, these easy One Bowl Buttermilk Bran Muffins roll out of the oven with rounded, bakery-style, tops!
Think you need to avoid Italian food if you’re trying to eat healthier? Nope! This fabulous Ancient Grain Salad is loaded with all the delicious flavors of Italy minus the refined carbs and high-calorie counts!
This healthy, delicious Chicken Black Bean Chili, made with rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies, is a perfect way to warm up a chilly day.
This silky smooth Golden Roasted Cauliflower Soup is loaded with nourishing veggies that are roasted till sweet and caramelized. It’s so delicious, even non-cauliflower lovers, love it!
Moist and tender, this Charred Honey Lemon Chicken with Crispy Chickpeas is incredibly delicious. The easy rub and basting sauce SING with fabulous flavor!
This fabulous Butternut Squash Black Rice Salad is healthy, fresh and bursting with bright flavor. A simple lemon-olive oil dressing ties it all together with pizazz!
With juicy, tender chicken, healthy farro and loads of fresh spinach, this hearty, delicious Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro is an easy meal in one pan!
With a delicious honey-lime dressing, this healthy, hearty Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad is a perfect side for chicken, shrimp, pork, steak, etc. It also makes a fabulous (and beautiful) vegetarian meal.
Fresh, vibrant and easy, these Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Soup Bowls take 30 minutes and are so delicious you’ll crave them again and again!
And if you need a little something sweet, try this Limoncello Syrup. Delicious, unique and super-versatile, this syrup is fabulous drizzled on fresh fruit, yogurt, ice cream and fruit desserts.
Thought for the day:
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
What we’re listening to for inspiration:
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