Comfort foods are the best part of fall/winter. Don’t you agree? There’s nothing better on a cold day than a delicious comforting meal that warms you from the inside out. In this roundup, I’ve included a full list of some of the best easy (and healthy) comfort food recipes that will get you through winter.
Let me know what your favourite is out of this list, or some of your go-to meals that you love to make in the colder months for yourself and your family in the comments below!
COZY & COMFORTING SOUPS
This vegan vegetable soup has a lot of yummy ingredients that add flavour, and goodness, but turmeric is for sure the star here. Turmeric
is one of the most beneficial herbs/roots out there, and it can be great to help support your joint health.
This plant-based cauliflower soup is one of my favourites. It’s super easy to make, plus it tastes great and warms my soul.
My favourite Greek soup
has turned vegan and it’s one of my favs. This Greek Lemon Rice Soup is super creamy, authentic, easy, and can be whipped up in one pot. I promise you’ll love this one.
With this super easy one pot Coconut Curry Noodle bowl I did my best to capture just a sliver of the authentic bowls I had on my travels. All I have to do is close my eyes while I eat this in the dead of winter and I am instantly transported back to hot days and tropical beaches.
I stumbled on a traditional Italian Zuppa Toscana on Pinterest and decided to try out my own vegan version. Let me tell you, this soup is warm, hearty, and super easy to make.
CASSEROLES, PIES, MAIN DISHES, OH MY!
Plant-Based Shepherd’s Pie
A traditional British shepherd’s pie is usually the complete opposite of what you’d think a vegan or plant-based dish should be, good thing I like a challenge! This hearty version is super easy to whip up any night of the week and is packed with nutrients and bursting with flavour.
The Best Cream of Mushroom Pot Pies
The best part of this mushroom pot pie recipe is that even if you aren’t a mushroom fan, you can easily substitute the mushrooms in this recipe for your fav vegetable like broccoli, leeks, or cauliflower. Add in chickpeas, lentils, really you can adapt this recipe to make it your own and switch it up each time you make it.
Creamy Pesto Tomato Lasagna
Lasagnas can be pretty complex with multiple steps and ingredients. Don’t get me wrong the reward is always worth the work, who doesn’t love a homemade lasagna? But I wanted to create a plant-based version that was super simple while still giving you all the baked pasta goodness you’ve come to love.
Healthy Greek Moussaka
Some of my favourite things to cook are traditional Greek dishes with a vegan or plant-based spin. This plant-based moussaka is no exception; it’s filled with potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and lots of delicious olive oil. I love making casseroles this time of year, they are so warm and rich, the ultimate in comfort food!
They’re festive. They’re creamy. They’re crispy. They’re perfectly imperfect. This recipe is fabulous for so many reasons but mostly because it is forgiving AF. Have fun with it, add what you know you like and remove what you know you don’t.
DELICIOUS PASTA DISHES
If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that I friggin’ LOVE garlic, and there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of creamy, tasty pasta
, especially in the wintertime. This super simple vegan recipe is full of flavour and is one of my favourites for cooking up for dinner.
Butter chicken is often something someone who is vegan would never think of trying to recreate to make vegan-friendly, however, I did it, and you’ll love it. I promise. This recipe is easy, is loaded with those Indian flavours we love and it’s seriously I think one of my best curry dishes I’ve made to date.
The Best Vegan Meat Sauce
This vegan meat sauce is going to knock your socks off. I promise. It tastes better than the real deal and I wish I was joking.
This is the best carb-loading meal for your next marathon or outdoor activity! It’s super healthy, won’t require that “detox” and certainly doesn’t skip short on texture and bold taste.
Holy meatballs! I mean, veggie balls! This recipe isn’t your traditional meatball because it’s completely plant-based and perfect for any vegetarian or vegan in your family. However, you may just be able to trick those meat-lovers in your family with these as well.
These comfort food recipes are my top favourites. They are warming, easy, healthy, and of course, vegan. Add these to your roster for meal prep and dinners this winter and I promise these tasty comfort food recipes will get you through even the coldest and gloomiest of days.