When the cooler winter weather sets in, many of us start thinking about hearty, comforting food. Here are some family winter meal ideas that are as nutritious as they are comforting.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
There’s nothing more comforting than chili in cold weather, and this vegetarian version uses sweet potato for added nutrition. Try adjusting the spice level and garnishes based on what your family likes. You can also make this ahead of time or enjoy leftovers for lunches the next day.
Winter Vegetable and Lentil Soup
This vegetable soup is comforting and loaded with Vitamin C as well. It’s also easy to make, and ready in just half an hour. Soup like this is also good to freeze, so you can make a batch and save some for busy days when your family needs something nutritious and warming.
Kids love pizza, and homemade pizza is an ideal way to ensure your child gets a nutritious option. Pita pizzas are individual-sized, and can be customized to use whatever toppings your child likes. It’s also a great way to support your child to learn more about food and cooking, since they can help you prepare the pizzas.
Slow Cooker Stew
Stew is a winter classic. This version is made in a slow cooker, so you can come home to a hearty meal. You can customize the vegetables used in this recipe as well, depending on what your family likes. For example, you can add kale, mushrooms, or sweet potatoes.