Winter being known as a period necessary for hot or boiled foods due to it’s cold nature is a major season for soups, chili’s and warm sandwiches. So, draw the curtains, light the fire and ready the stove to enjoy some moments of food fun.
According to studies, people do eat more during the winter months, and there are a few potential factors that may contribute to this increased hunger. … Many people also report being hungrier in winter, with stronger cravings and an increased urge to eat snack’s.
Here are some meal ideas during the winter months
- Winter minestrone with pesto croutes
It is easy for soup to leave you hungry, but a wholesome bowl of minestrone will definitely satisfy you during winter with its chunky texture, filling beans and tasty croûtes. The subtle pesto flavours are reminiscent of summer and provide a much-needed break from winter colours and flavours.
This meal can be eaten during night times before the day’s final relaxation.
- Gnocchi with spinach and chicken sausage
Eating Dinner’s during winter is made easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry to make a delicious meal.
This is a light-tasting dish with mild flavors that is quick to prepare as long as the gnocchi is being prepared in advance.
- Apricot and Brie Grilled Sandwich
This sandwich has all the flavors we love in a baked Brie appetizer, but it’s on toasted soft challah bread. Fruity preserved apricot combine’s perfectly with the savory melted brie for a fantastic lunch.
Lover of sandwich enjoy a wonderful bite of apricot and may never hesitates to enjoy this sandwich during winter hours.
- Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This is the combination of sizzling bacon and melted mozzarella to make a crunchy and salty grilled cheese, with Slather sweet fig jam on the brioche bread for an added burst of flavor.
This meal can be launched as breakfast.
- Hot Brown Sandwich
Layer roasted turkey with alfredo sauce, paprika, fresh tomatoes and two slices of crispy bacon comes together to produce a fantastic sandwich that can satisfy your winter needs. This sandwich is an American classic sandwich which originated in Louisville, Kentucky.
This meal can serve as both breakfast and lunch.
- Venison Chili Recipe
Venison is a welcome alternative to beef in chili. This leaner meat has just 159 calories per 3-ounce serving, compared to 213 calories for lean ground beef. If you’re not a hunter yourself, look for venison in specialty grocery stores or head to a butcher shop that stocks game. Recipe from Hank Shaw at Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.
This meal is best enjoyed in the morning or night.
- Barbeque smoked Sausage Chili Recipe
If you’re looking for a hearty, crowd-pleasing chili to serve on during winter, then Barbeque Smoked Sausage Chili is the recipe for you!
I love that this chili simmers all day in the slow cooker. It’s so easy to throw together and I love having a hot meal ready when everyone gets home at the end of the day during the winter days.
I used pinto, kidney and black beans in this recipe, but you can substitute any variety to suit your tastes, or use up what you have on hand.
Feel free to leave the seeds in your jalapenos, or adjust the amount of cayenne pepper if you like a super spicy chili. We like a little heat, so this was just perfect for us.
With a side of cornbread, this chili is my idea of perfect comfort food. The smoked sausage is a delicious twist that turns your average pot of chili into something extra special and then makes enough and quality meal to serve the crowd.