7 Delicious Healthy Recipes to Help You Embrace Winter

From Amaranth Porridge with Lavender Berry Compote to a Hungarian Spiced-Apple Potato Soup with Rosemary Garlic Flatbread, we've rounded up our favourite healthy (and delicious!) recipes to help you embrace the winter chill.

Chunky Tomato Sauce with Edamame Mung Bean Fettuccine

This Chunky Tomato Sauce with Edamame Mung Bean Fettuccine gives you that comforting pasta fix but with the added nutrition of natural plant-based ingredients. Made from edamame and mung beans, you'll get more than 40% protein and nearly 20% dietary fibre – plus loads of flavour. And the chunky tomato sauce is the perfect way to compliment this pasta's delicious earthy flavour.

tomato edamame mung bean fettuccine
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Amaranth Porridge with Lavender Berry Compote

Amaranth - a seed packed with protein, fibre, essential amino acids, minerals, and calcium - is a fantastic gluten-free alternative to traditional oat-porridge. Its nutrition profile is brag-worthy, and the unique sweet, nutty flavour is absolutely delicious!

amaranth blueberry lavender porridge

Image: Loving Earth


Shakshuka Baked Eggs

Those who love North African cuisine will probably already be familiar with the deliciousness that is Shakshuka. For those who are yet to be acquainted, shakshuka is a flavour-filled dish of eggs baked in a rich, spiced tomato and capsicum sauce. This version has a healthy twist, includes more veg, and is super satisfying – particularly when paired with warm crusty bread!


Image: Food Matters Kitchen


Chamomile Cinnamon Pear Porridge

This sweet floral porridge includes carefully selected ingredients to help relieve digestive woes. We all know chamomile has blissful soothing effects, but did you know it can also aid in digestion?

chamomile pear porridge

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Hungarian Spiced-Apple Potato Soup with Rosemary Garlic Flatbread

Potatoes often get an undeserved bad wrap. While they are considered a high GI vegetable, they're actually quite nutritious. The unpretentious spud has a good amount of fibre, vitamins and minerals with folate, manganese, potassium, Vitamin C, and vitamin B6 just some of the goodies packed in.

Hungarian potato soup

Image: Loving Earth


Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Decidedly rich, exquisitely sticky, and ridiculously gratifying, this healthy take on a decadent dessert-favourite will no doubt become a winter staple in your house. The sneaky veg ingredient provides a good hit of fibre and nutrition too, so you won't feel as guilty if you go back for seconds…

healthy sticky date pudding
Image: Food Matters Kitchen


Blueberry Baked Oats

There's something about baking breakfast that makes it feel special, like indulging in a sneaky cake for breakfast or something! These scrummy baked oats are a far cry from a sinful cake-breakfast – made with oats, nuts and seeds, and blueberries on a creamy coconut milk base, each spoonful is packed with flavour and nutrition. Oats are rich in fibre, and are a decent source of protein and essential minerals, like phosphorus, manganese, selenium, magnesium, zinc, and antioxidants.

blueberry baked oats
Image: Food Matters Kitchen
Sarah Vercoe

Article by Sarah Vercoe

Sarah is a freelance writer and award-winning photographer with a special interest in health, travel, and fitness. Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, she can be found hiking the trails of Noosa National Park, or, more likely, chasing after her one year old daughter, Illyana.

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