4 Easy Healthy Winter Recipes

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When winter is here, it is all too easy to warm up with hearty meals that involve lots of butter, heavy cream and plenty of other unhealthy ingredients with a bad recipe. I do however like to keep my meals healthy as well as my lifestyle even over winter to keep me heading towards my goals.

I have prepared four hearty, healthy recipes that you can cook up at home that won’t ruin your diet or exercise plans:

 

Healthy Winter Recipes

A high protein low-calories, low-carb meal that is very satisfying.

1) Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese And Bacon Zucchini ‘Pasta’

If you are looking for a low-carb low-calorie recipe that tastes great and will keep you satisfied then this is it, this is a quick 5 ingredient recipe that takes 10 minutes to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to make larger portions for more people.

It is a tasty, healthy meal that provides loads of protein from the shrimp as well as micronutrients from the zucchini like folate.

Ingredients

2 Medium zucchini

3 Oz Cooked shrimp

1 oz roasted red pepper goat cheese

1 Slice low-sodium bacon

2 Tsp parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Slice thin strips of zucchini with a spiralizer like vegetable peeler to make ‘noodles’.
  2. Heat a non-stick saucepan on a medium heat.
  3. Add bacon and cook until desired texture is reached.
  4. Remove bacon and add zucchini to the pan.
  5. Chop the bacon into small pieces whilst the zucchini is cooking.
  6. After 2-3 mins add the bacon and shrimp to the zucchini.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Mix in the goats cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Serve in a bowl and top with parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Info

This is based on a single serving portion.

260 Calories.

15g Fat.

11g Carbs.

27g Protein.

Healthy Winter Recipes

Great for your tastebuds and your waistline.

2) Pork Tenderloin With Cinnamon Apples

Sometimes your taste buds just crave something sweet and savory at the same time. This is a delicious twist on the traditional pork tenderloin. Pair this dish with a side of steamed broccoli to enjoy a low-carb high protein meal.

Ingredients

1 Lb pork tenderloin.

2 Medium diced apples.

2 Tbsp sweet spreads cinnamon roll coconutter.

1/2 Small diced onion.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

  1. Cook pork tenderloin in the oven or grill.
  2. In a medium non-stick pan add the onion and apple.
  3. Saute until tender.
  4. Mix the sweet spreads coconutter with apples and onions.
  5. Serve pork tenderloin topped with cinnamon apple mixture.

Nutritional Info

Each recipe yields four servings.

Per serving:

300 Calories.

14g Fat.

21g Carbs.

25g Protein.

Healthy Winter Recipes

A great, healthy post-workout snack.

3) Cherry, Pistachio And Salmon Quinoa Salad

This is a quick dish full of protein, it has more calories and carbs than you would want in a regular meal so makes for a great post-workout snack. Perfect hot or cold so it can be taken anywhere to eat.

Ingredients

  • 4 Oz cooked flaked salmon.
  • 1/2 Cup cooked quinoa.
  • 1 -2 Tbsp dried cherries, chopped.
  • 1-2 Tbsp lightly salted pistachio’s.
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar.
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard.
  • Salt and pepper according to taste.

Directions

  1. Warm quinoa in a bowl.
  2. Add flaked fish to quinoa.
  3. Mix the vinegar and mustard together in a separate bowl.
  4. Dress quinoa and salmon with mixture.
  5. Stir in the cherries and pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

For one serving.

419 Calories.

11g Fat.

38g Carbs.

31g Protein.

Healthy Winter Recipes

A very comforting meal during winter, soup is also filling and good for you.

4) Butternut Squash And Apple Soup With Seared Scallops

A nice big bowl of soup is one of the most comforting meals to have during the cold winter months. Just a few ingredients can make it a healthy, high-protein soup that tastes great and fits the macros you require, you can make a big batch for a crowd or just for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup low-sodium butternut squash soup.
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce.
  • 1 Handful fresh spinach.
  • 4 Oz seared scallops.
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sweetspreads cinnamon roll coconutter.
  • Salt and pepper according to how you like it.

Directions

  1. Heat the soup up on the pan or in the microwave.
  2. Mix in 2 tbsp of apple sauce.
  3. Stir in fresh spinach.
  4. Pour soup on bowl.
  5. Top it with seared scallops.
  6. Drizzle with the Sweetspreads cinnamon roll Coconutter.

Nutritional Information

Creates one serving.

260 Calories.

8g Fat.

28g Carbs.

22g Protein.

These healthy alternative recipes to winter meals will keep your diet plan on track.

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