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11 Healthy and warming Winter recipes your waistline will thank you for

Comfort food doesn't always have to leave you feeling heavy.

by: Tessa Purdon | 21 Jun 2017
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We're always on about comfort food here at Food24. Honestly, without it - I don't think we'd get through Winter. Give us anything piping hot that's loaded with bacon and cheese and maybe doused in a rich, creamy sauce. Heaven!

The only problem lies in the fact that come Spring, our jeans cease to fit. They are called muffin tops for a reason! And unfortunately the old saying that "Summer bodies are made in Winter" is probably very true.

So, without further adieu- we bring you 10 Winter-warmer recipes that enable you to happily and confidently slip into that hip-hugging LBD when the weather turns.

1. Chinese beef shortrib stir fry - A bit of Asian spice and zing work wonders for the metabolism.

2. Curried spinach, fennel and coriander soup - this is a tummy-warming winner.

3. Gluten-free butternut lasagne - lose the pasta and use veggies instead.

4. Catalan tomato fish stew - a hearty, wholesome stew with a light tomato base. 

5. Bangers and sweet potato mash - sweet potatoes are low GI and so tasty.

6. Tomato, spinach and coriander dahl - lentils are filled with fibre and great at lowering cholesterol.

7. Beef and mushroom cauliflower "risotto" - this is a Banting favourite and one that everyone will love!

8. Roasted butternut "pizza"- instead of dough, this recipe calls for a base of vegetables.

9. Sweet potato wedges - Serve these with a creamy dip or guacamole for maximum results!

10. Beef cottage pie - jazzed up with a creamy cauliflower mash topping.

11. Gourmet chicken noodle soup

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