21 hot and healthy meals for cold days

These recipes will satisfy your comfort food cravings all season long.

These recipes will satisfy your comfort food cravings all season long

(Photogrpahy, left and middle: Betty Binon; right: David Bagosy)

We adore a piled-high full-dinner-plate salad, but when the cold weather settles in for the season, sometimes even a warm winter salad just doesn't cut it. To satisfy cravings for brothy, saucy, heartwarming dishes, we turned to our archives and curated a list of 21 recipes that meet our cozy criteria but aren't as indulgent as some other comfort foods. Below, our selects for hot and healthy-ish meals to make during the chilly months ahead. 

Satisfying stews

Root Vegetable Stew with Rosemary Garlic Baguette

(Photo credit: Dennis The Prescott)

Grapefruit Chicken Stew with Couscous

(Credit: Hungry Gap Productions Ltd.)

Khorak Bademjoon

(Photography by Betty Binon)

Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi

(Photography by Eric Wolfinger)

Sheet pan perfection

Chicken Cacciatore Sheet Pan Dinner

(Photo: David Bagosy; Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Tray-Baked Salmon Nicoise

(Photo credit: Jackson Roy)

Delicata Squash and Italian Sausage Bake

(Photography by Betty Binon)

Egg-centric selects


Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Frittata

Roasted Eggplant with Baked Eggs

(Credit: Kyla Zanardi)

Kuku Sabzi

(Photography by Betty Binon)

Soups (and a chowder)

Miso Soup with Root Vegetables

(Credit: Meg Tanaka and Zenta Tanaka)

Beet-Fennel Soup

(Photography by Ellen Silverman)

Chicken and Lentil Soup

Harvest Corn Chowder

(Photography by Tim and Angela Chin)

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Ginger Soup

Kimchi Soup

Even better the next day

Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Paneer Makhani

(Photography by Betty Binon)

Baked Shakshuka with Butter Beans

(Credit: Nassima Rothacker)

Smoky Veggie Chili 

(Credit: Jamie Oliver)

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