Friday, February 21, 2014

Recipe Round-Up: Winter Comfort Foods

I know it's hard to constantly find inspiration for new recipes, and healthy ones at that! Pinterest is great for those who love it, but the choices are often overwhelming and please don't be deceived into thinking everything posted to Pinterest is healthy (nope!). Here's a few of my favorite picks for winter comfort foods...even though this weekend is feeling more like spring (yay!) Some are recipes I've made, some are ones that I'd like to try and yes, some are more of a splurge!

Enjoy a little inspiration.

Jumpstart your day off right with a hearty breakfast that will warm you from the inside out!

1. Spinach & Broccoli Quiche-- By Food Inspired By
    Make a batch on Sunday and eat throughout the week!

2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Casserole-- From The Gracious Pantry
   Another favorite to prep ahead on Sundays. Best topped with warm PB!!

3. Pesto Potato Skillet-- From Naturally Ella
    For the potato lovers out there

4. Spinach & Mushroom Omelette-- By  Season with Spice
    Hard to beat hearty omelette.

Savory Soups
And what could be more comforting than a hearty bowl of soup?!

5. Butternut Squash Curried Chili-- by Real Food for Fuel :)
    A personal favorite :)

6. Veggie Quinoa Chocolate Chili-- By Nutritionella
    Chocolate and Chili = winning.

7. White Bean & Vegetable Soup-- By Henry Happened!
    Plenty of filling fiber in this one!

8. Homemade Creamy Ramen Noodle Soup-- From Return to the Garden
    The hubby's favorite.

Main Entrees & Snacks

9. Zucchini, Black Bean & Rice Skillet -- From Ready, Set, Eat!
    Skillet dishes are quick and simple.

10. Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus-- By Pinch of Yum
     Paired with warm pita slices? Yes please!!

11. Thai Basil Coconut Lentils-- By Pinch of Yum
      Turn up the heat with a bit of spice.

12. Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry-- By Vikalinka
     A warm mix of sweet and spicy.

13. Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls-- From Annie's Eats
     A perfect appetizer for upcoming Superbowl Parties!

Dessert Anyone?

14. Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake-- By Martha Stewart 

15. Single-Serve Mug Cookie-- By Crazy for Crust

Hope this provides a little inspiration to try something new!


  1. Hi Kristen!

    My name is Jade an I'm an admin for the food blog Pinch of Yum. I noticed that you've reposted an image from Pinch of Yum's Thai Basil Coconut Lentils post on your website on this page: We're so glad you liked the recipe and photo; we just ask that you include two links on the page with the photo.

    1) a link to the Pinch of Yum homepage -, and
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    Thank you so much for making that change and for being a fan of Pinch of Yum! Let me know if you have any questions.


    1. Hello Jade, the post has been updated with additional links to your page. Thanks for allowing me to share the wonderful recipes of Pinch of Yum!


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