Power Through Winter With 12 Hearty, Healthy, Protein-Rich Meals You Can Make Any Time of Day
Yes, eating healthy in the Winter is just as doable as it is in the months of Spring and Summer, when every fruit and vegetable in existence is blooming and on sale at your supermarket. In the colder months, you can still stock up on plenty of healthy foods without breaking the bank, and there are lots of easy ways to combine them in warm, satisfying dishes that'll hit the spot on a chilly Winter night or morning.
These 12 protein-packed meals will keep you full and cozy this season while providing the nutrients you need to feel strong and healthy all Winter long. Fire up the stove and let's get cooking!
Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry With Asparagus
Warm up with this tangy chicken stir-fry, which offers plenty of protein and nutritious veggies.
Get the recipe: ginger chicken stir-fry with asparagus and mushrooms
High-Protein "Baked" Overnight Oats
Give your overnight oats a Winter-friendly upgrade with this warm, baked version. It takes just two minutes to heat up this filling oatmeal-with-a-twist and the 20-plus grams of protein will keep you full until lunch!
Get the recipe: high-protein "baked" overnight oats
Creamy Cauliflower Risotto With Chicken and Asparagus
Riced cauliflower is the low-carb secret behind this decadent "risotto," which packs in 21 grams of protein per serving. The recipe makes six servings, so you'll be warming it up all week for tasty leftovers.
Get the recipe: creamy cauliflower risotto with chicken and asparagus
Roasted Tofu, Cauliflower, and Broccoli
This easy vegan meal is packed with Winter veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. It's high in protein, low in carbs, and has a rich, garlicky, cumin-tinged flavor you'll love.
Get the recipe: roasted tofu, cauliflower, and broccoli
Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
Quinoa is a healthy, protein-rich carb, especially for vegan and plant-based eaters, so why not try it as a warm Winter breakfast? This recipe combines quinoa with non-dairy milk and fruit for a delicious and satisfying morning meal.
Get the recipe: breakfast quinoa bowl
Whole30 Chicken Curry
This creamy, healthy take on chicken curry is packed with 19 grams of protein and so much warm, delicious flavor for chilly Winter days.
Get the recipe: Whole30 chicken curry
Cheesy Egg Veggie Muffins
Meal prep these egg muffins for a warm, filling meal you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The spinach and mushroom add nutrients while the egg base (the recipe calls for a full dozen) makes sure you're getting the protein you need.
Get the recipe: cheesy egg veggie muffins
Keto Cauliflower Cheese Soup With Bacon
Fire up your Instant Pot for this cheesy, keto-friendly cauliflower soup. With 12 grams of protein per serving, it's just the kind of savory, satiating soup you'll crave on cold nights.
Get the recipe: keto cauliflower cheese soup with bacon
Roasted Veggies With Fried Egg
Roasted Winter vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, topped with a fried egg: you can't go wrong with this simple, crowd-pleasing recipe!
Get the recipe: roasted veggie and egg recipe
Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
Sub brown rice for noodles to make this low-carb, higher-protein version of a Winter classic. It has almost 30 grams of protein per serving!
Get the recipe: chicken and brown rice soup
Quinoa and Spinach Scramble
This simple quinoa, spinach, and egg scramble offers 19.6 grams of protein with minimal effort — a great choice for a weekday morning this Winter.
Get the recipe: quinoa egg scramble
Turmeric Chicken Soup
With 23 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and plenty of vitamins, this bright and tasty chicken soup will hit the spot when you're down and out with a cold this Winter.
Get the recipe: anti-inflammatory turmeric chicken soup