Looking for some delicious recipes to cook this winter? We’ve got you covered! We’re thinking oatmeal, soups and slow cooker meals. What better way to warm up than to get in the kitchen and prepare these delicious and hearty, RD approved meals? Happy cooking!
Who doesn’t love a hearty baked breakfast? Serve this delicious Date Nut Baked Oatmeal at your next brunch gathering or meal prep breakfast as this can be enjoyed hot or cold! “This is a “stick-to-your-ribs” breakfast that will definitely hold hunger at bay until lunch!” says Laura Rutledge, RDN of the Nourishing Plate.
Savory oatmeal? Yes please! The steel cut oats in this recipe offer a unique, chewy texture and pair perfectly with the creamy mung beans. This dish is filled with nutrition, too, “mung beans are less popular compared to chickpeas and beans but they are also a good source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins” says Dixya Bhattarai, RD of Food, Pleasure and Health.
Start your mornings off the right way with our Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats. Delightfully vegan, perfectly dense, and pleasurably sweet, this protein-filled breakfast is a sure way to amp up your nutrition and keep you full all morning long. You can find this recipe on our blog!
If you like a sweeter breakfast then this is the recipe for you! “It’s perfectly sweet, nutty, crunchy, creamy and the bananas are just incredible. It could almost be dessert but has minimal added sugar (not like the oatmeal we had as kids)” says Julie, RD of the Gourmet RD.
Looking for a quick way to make steel cut oats? “The Instant Pot made these cinnamon steel-cut oats in 3 minutes. (Now this means 3 minutes once the Instant Pot heats up, which more realistically means probably a total of 10-15 minutes). Which is a heck of a lot less time than cooking them stove top and a win in my book, and probably yours too!” says Tawnie Kroll, RDN of Kroll’s Corner.
Although oats are traditionally served at breakfast, we think this savory oat recipe can be served at dinner, too! “Steel cut oats are the perfect, nutritious backdrop for a savory combo of tofu, spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Serve this up for a satisfying breakfast or easy dinner” says Sharon Palmer, RD of The Plant Powered Dietitian.
Nothing soothes the soul more than a bowl of homemade, hearty soup bursting with mouth-watering ingredients and an irresistible aroma. This vegan soup is made with nutritious ingredients such as eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, herbs, and olive oil, and it is sure to warm your soul and become a regular staple on chilly nights. You can find this recipe on our blog!
This recipe is perfect for chilly nights, a great option for school or work lunches, it’s sure to satisfy everyone. Adding apples to this soups makes for a perfect flavor combination, too. Pair this soup with crusty whole grain bread or crackers for a delicious and delectable dinner! You can find this recipe on our blog.
There’s something special about homemade soup. This Roasted Carrot Apple Soup is no exception! “If you’re looking for the perfect homemade soup for your holiday table, or to fill up for the week, try my Roasted Carrot Apple Soup!” says Chelsey, RD of CIT Nutritionally.
This Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacons isn’t just filled with flavor. “This Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon contains a few surprising ingredients. The first is a block of silken tofu. This ups the protein power of the soup, adds creaminess and thickens the soup” says Jenny Rawn, RD of My Cape Cod Kitchen.
Soups are a great weeknight dinner option. The leftovers make a great lunch, too! “This recipe was inspired by another cabbage dish. Stuffed cabbage rolls, traditionally stuffed with meat, rice and topped with a tomato based sauce. While those are delicious, they can be a few too many steps for me during the week” says Ashley, RD of A Pinch of Grace.
A delicious and creamy soup that has so many nutritional benefits is what we call an excellent dinner! “Instead of going all out and adding a cup of heavy cream, I’m going to add a delicious dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt. With your full-fat Greek yogurt, you’ll get that delicious & silky creaminess, you’ll get probiotics that are great for your gut and overall health, and you’ll also get uber satisfying and actually not-bad-for you milk fat. I’d call that a win-win-win. Everybody wins” says Rebecca, RD of Nourish Nutrition.
Slow Cooker & Crockpot
With busy schedules, work, and school, it can be hard to get a healthy and nutritious meal on the table, but this recipe cooks all day in a crock-pot, so it doesn’t get much easier than that. Not only is this recipe fast, simple, and convenient, but it’s also packed full of nutrition. Find this recipe on our blog!
Thanks to its burst of color, freshness, and satiating ingredients, we are sure that this recipe will become front and center on your menu rotation! The ingredient list is simple, yet, when combined together, the subtle potency of garlic perfectly blends with the fresh cilantro flavors to produce a phenomenal flavor combination that is unlike any other. Find this recipe on our blog!
Chili is an excellent staple during the colder months! This Crockpot Pumpkin Chili is a delicious and healthy, meat-free chili recipe the whole family will love! “My goal was to develop a vegetarian chili recipe that could cook all day in the crockpot. I wanted to create my own version of pumpkin chili and got to work. The end result was far better than I ever expected!” says Jodi, RD of Create Kids Club.
This vegan recipe is perfect for those who eat a plant-based diet or participate in Meatless Mondays. Plus, it’s filled with plant protein! “I used chickpeas as the plant-based protein source because canned chickpeas are super easy and are a good source of fiber, folate and wait for it, protein. They’re also full of zinc, which is an important mineral for immune support” says Kara Lydon, RD of The Foodie Dietitian.
If you’re looking for a delicious, veggie packed dish then this Ratatouille recipe is for you! Filled with veggies like eggplant, zucchini, peppers and more, this meal offers a variety of nutritional benefits. “Tomatoes are the main stars of this dish, and the slow cooking time increases lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your heart and fights cancer” says Megan, MS, RDN of the Nourished Bite.
This is a delicious, healthy and filling dinner that’s perfect for chilly winter nights. “This Pumpkin Chicken Crockpot Chili is comforting, filling and full of nutrient dense ingredients. The melted cheese pulls everything together” says Sarah, RD of the Bucket List Tummy.