11 Mouthwatering Winter Food Recipes

A few weeks ago, we posted Four Tips to Stay Happy during the cold winter season. Shameless plug aside, we broke down the science behind the amino acid, tryptophan.

An increase in tryptophan can help combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), boost your mood, and improve your workout. This amino acid can be found in most dietary proteins, especially eggs, nuts, fish, soy beans, red meat and poultry.

With that in mind, we curated some winter food recipes for you, with many of these meals stressing those essential proteins. Enjoy these unique combos and click the links to our friends’ sites to get the full, free recipes!

1. Winter Squash Carbonara w/ Pancetta & Sage

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Using kabocha squash + low-sodium chicken broth help stand this one apart.

Recipe via Alison Roman, BuzzFeed Senior Food Editor, on Bon Appetit

 

2. Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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One of many soups to have this winter, here’s a healthier alternative of a tasty favorite.

Recipe via The Blonde Cook

 

3. Grainless Beef Stew

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This recipe is grain free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, nut free, soy free and refined sugar free.

Recipe via Going Grainless

 

4. Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

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This recipe stresses pasture-raised eggs and you can easily use leftover spinach or herbs from other meals to create this one.

Recipe via Linda Wagner

 

5. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

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This minestrone soup is packed with fresh veggies, fiber-rich beans and seasonings.

Recipe via Brittany of Eating Bird Food

 

6. Lemon Rosemary Vegetable Stack with Lentils & Creamy Horseradish Vinaigarette

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This recipe combines celery root, sweet potato, beets and cauliflower for a feel-good, nutrient-rich winter meal.

Recipe via Laura Wright of The First Mess

 

7. Chicken & Herb Spaetzle Soup

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Spaetzle is a dumpling/noodle hybrid perfect for winter soups.

Recipe via Liren Baker of Kitchen Confidante

 

8. Easy Thai Coconut Chicken

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This paleo-friendly recipe mixes chicken and cooked vegetables and is flexible for substitutes.

Recipe via Ciarra of Popular Paleo

 

9. Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Homemade Hot Chocolate

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What’s winter without some hot cocoa? Of course, we found you the dairy-free, sugar-free, just as delicious alternative.

Recipe via Adrienne Urban of Whole New Mom

 

10. Mini Coconut Lime Cheesecakes

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We got to have some dessert and this recipe, though it takes some prep time, is both a delicious and healthy alternative to comfort food on a late winter night.

Recipe via Food Matters

 

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Halloumi Sliders with Harissa

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The spicy harissa adds some hot flavor to sliders that become a perfect appetizer for parties by the fireplace.

Recipe via Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking

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Tim Hanrahan

Tim Hanrahan

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The man we call Tibs has a degree in architecture, and ran a hip hop website for many years before joining us at Factor. He’s pretty sick on the basketball court, but his true claim to fame is as a national dodgeball champ. (There’s a medal and errythang. Which is a good thing, because Tibs can’t ride a bike. Seriously.) He’s a native midwesterner — ever loyal to the Cubs — but he’s recently decamped to L.A. to be near the ocean. And eat poke bowls.
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