13 vegetarian winter recipes that are healthy and delicious

13 vegetarian winter recipes that are healthy and delicious

Every year I go on holiday with the same intention: eat with joy and be happy! And as much as I enjoy it, after eating everything I feel like throughout the month of December, my body begs me to insert healthy food, state. Enter vegetarian winter recipes filled with nutrients and the recommended amount of vegetables we need per day.

So to help you (hh, me) kickstart your plant-based reset, we scoured the internet to find some of the best recipes that put vegetables first but do not skimp on flavor. They are also easy to make and can easily feed a bunch if you are still entertaining guests. We suggest a trip to the farmer’s market to get the freshest seasonal products for maximum flavor.

Read on for our top 13 healthy vegetarian winter recipes that will leave you satisfied.

Why we love it: When Camille shared this recipe, the whole team sighed audibly and ahhed. This recipe replaces minced beef with crumbled tofu, and she swears her kids and husband can’t tell the difference. After some experimentation, Camille devised the ultimate combination of vegetables, herbs and tomato sauce that is marinated together on the stove until it all gets a richness that is incredibly satisfying and, dare I say, meaty? Try this one, it’s really good.

Hero ingredient: Tofu. It is the best vegetarian ingredient to “season” into something that shares the consistency of minced beef.

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Why we love it: This is the easiest soup to prepare – it’s basically a recipe with one casserole – but it has so much flavor and has become a dinner that I prefer. The key to tasting the city is in the baking of cauliflower bouquets first in olive oil. This really screws up the spices and the potatoes add the cream.

Hero ingredient: Pesto. It’s so easy to make your own, and it’s worth it for the richness it gives the soup.

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Why we love it: If there is one food lover who knows how to cook comfort food properly, it is Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest. This meal is an easy, delicious and healthier way to enjoy pasta evening with four kinds of cheese and sweet toasted garlic butter – what more could you want?

Hero ingredient: Roasted garlic. Slowly roasted garlic loses its intense garlic flavor and gets a soft sweetness instead. Do not skip it!

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Why we love it: This recipe is foolproof and full of flavor. It is also packed with nutrients, can be easily reheated, suits a variety of dietary needs, and most importantly it is incredibly delicious. We recommend making a large batch on Sundays and freezing small batches for a quick healthy everyday lunch.

Hero ingredient: Toppings! They really are the key to this dish – avocados, cheese, cilantro, green onions, limes and tortilla chips are a must.

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Why we love it: In our world, the better, the fewer dishes, and it only takes one large Dutch oven to cook everything in. My one concern with most corn soups, though, is that they can sometimes be lean too sweet, but this one is perfectly balanced with a hefty a spice that makes this a very warming dish of flavor.

Hero ingredient: Jalapeño. This really helps to kick up the heat factor and the acid helps to cut through the sweetness.

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Why we love it: Vegan and stuffed with vegetables, this delicious low-carb recipe allows you to enjoy all the comforts that are full-bodied nachos with a healthy spin. But most importantly, it’s so wildly delicious!

Hero ingredient: Cauliflower. This recipe replaces traditional nacho chips with cauliflower so you get a healthy vegetable-filled dish that packs flavor.

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Why we love it: When our food editor, Suruchi shared her mother’s Channa Masala recipe, we knew it would be special. This took four separate attempts and seven phone calls to go through it with her mom and transcribe it into a mostly replicable recipe, and we’re so glad she did. This is a hot hug in a bowl and is filled with protein thanks to the abundance of chickpeas. Serve with rice and you have a complete meal.

Hero ingredient: Tamarind. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness and sourness.

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Why we love it: There is something about enchiladas that makes us come back for more. It is also the perfect evening meal because it is made entirely on one plate in less than an hour. Charred sweet corn, poblano peppers and zucchini are tossed with salsa verde and then wrapped in tortillas. What more could you want?

Hero ingredient: Again, the toppings are the key here. Finish these light and healthy vegetarian enchiladas with avocado, lots of cilantro, basil and fresh lime.

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Why we love it: If you are trying to eat a more plant-based diet, add some lentils to your diet. Lentils pack tons of protein (1 cup contains 18 grams), plus they are full of iron, fiber, magnesium and calcium. This soup has become a weekly go-to meal at Camille’s home (even the kids love it). It gives you the “completely satisfied without feeling overwhelmed” mood, which can be hard to get past.

Hero ingredient: Coconut milk. It adds creamy without dairy products.

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Why we love it: I’m a big fan of Shakshuka, but sometimes it can seem daunting to do. But do not be fooled by its impressive appearance, for this is much easier than you think. This recipe couldn’t be easier – just make sure you cook these eggs until the whites are barely set and still shaking. The eggs should be liquid when you serve them for extra effect while you cut them through. Oh, and have some bread on hand (gluten free is also good) so you can dip it in the eggs and sauce – delicious!

Hero ingredient: The green goddess vegetable mix. Think zucchini, chard and cilantro with a splash of lemon juice – that’s exactly what the doctor ordered.

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Why we love it: This crosses all the boxes: easy, healthy, gluten-free, delicious … shall we continue? Our love for sweet potatoes knows no bounds: We have stuffed them with kale and chickpeas, crushed and tossed them on the grill and topped them with feta and sprinkles of hot honey. This is probably one of our favorite ways though, and the best part is that you can top them with whatever you have in the pantry or fridge.

Hero ingredient: Butter and honey combo. This is the hack to make your roasted sweet potatoes the best ever. Heat some butter and honey in a large cast iron pan, then sauté the sweet potatoes with the cut side down so that they become caramelized, sweet and nutty from the brown butter. Mums!

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Why we love it: I know what you’re thinking, this gnocchi looks comforting and delicious, but it’s too complicated to make. Not true. This is actually an easy gnocchi recipe, perfect for the person who thinks it is not something for them to make their own gnocchi. And it’s good for you too. You have sweet potatoes, you have a sage butter sauce, you have serious comfort food dreams in a bowl for the end of a long day.

Hero ingredient: Broccoli rabe. This nutritional powerhouse is blanched to crisp perfection before being thrown into the magical sauter pan. Delicious.

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