Healthy winter recipe ideas

Finding inspiration for new recipes can be daunting, so we’ve collated some of our favourite simple, nutritious and delicious recipes that are perfect to help you eat well when the cooler weather sets in. 

Immune boosting chicken soup

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This soup is packed with nutrients and is great for boosting your immune system during the winter months. It is the perfect recipe to make when you are starting to feel a cold coming on, or when you are in the midst of one, as the warm liquid will help to ramp up the bodies response to clearing mucous from the airways.

Soy braised chicken thighs

It's hard to beat a slow cooked dinner, especially during the colder months. Pop these soy braised chicken thighs on in the morning or at lunch time and they will be full of flavour ready for dinner!

Black rice, basil & pine nut salad

Salads aren't just for summer! Black rice is rich in the antioxidant group called polyphenols, which help nourish and restore the 'good' gut bacteria. This flavoursome salad can be served as a side dish or as a meal on its own.

Recipe source: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Banana, pepita & oat pancakes

The ingredients in this pancake recipe have been specifically chosen because they may help people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Many of the ingredients will also help to feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Recipe source: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Healthy lamb tagine with couscous

Tender lamb and sweet apricots are a perfect match in this hearty stew. To up your vegetable intake, try swapping out a large portion of meat for a smaller portion and add extra vegetables instead.

Recipe source: LiveLighter

Healthy winter vegie sandwich

Looking for some healthy lunch options? this easy vegie sandwich is packed with flavour. Incorporating vegies into your lunches is also a great way to increase your intake to get to the recommended five servings per day.

Recipe source: LiveLighter