5 Winter Recipes that will Keep you Warm and Snuggly

‘Tis the season for comfy winter meals that make you want to stuff your face and sit by the fire. Wondering what to do so you can get through all of the new years festivities and cold weather without going overboard on the cookies and casseroles? Good news. We’ve found some of the best winter recipes on Pinterest that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied, without all the extra calories. 

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1.  Winter Kale and Quinoa Salad

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This Easy Kale Winter Salad is so festive and will impress at any holiday party or meal. What says holiday more than fresh cranberries? If you are gathering with your Paleo friends, omit the quinoa or make an extra bowl without it.

2. Roasted Carrots with Fresh Thyme

This recipe is simple yet festive and tasty. It makes the perfect side dish to almost any type of entree. You can’t go wrong with this dish at a holiday gathering because everyone from the vegetarians to the meat-eaters in your life will still enjoy this as part a holiday meal.

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3. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita & Quinoa Soup

For some warmth and heartiness without feeling weighed down, try this slow cooker soup! Not only does it taste amazing, but it is super simple to cook, and hits the trifecta–protein, complex carbs, and veggies!

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4. Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Cranberries

If you are hosting this year, the smell of this Garlic Rosemary Chicken roasting in your oven will make your house smell amazing. Your family and friends will be dying to try it as soon as they arrive. Best part-- this recipe is actually really easy to make and only takes one pan.

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5. Gingerbread Cookies

Finally, no holiday recipe roundup would be complete without dessert. Make these raw, vegan no-bake gingerbread cookies for an alternative option to the overwhelming amounts of sugar-filled desserts so many holiday gatherings often have.

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When you’re done with cooking and holiday parties and ready to get back to the gym, don’t forget to check out our Holiday Hit List of the best studios in Atlanta offering awesome holiday discounts. What could be better than utilising some of your holiday vacation time to grab some friends and try out new classes while you can (and before the New Year gym rush hits) ?
What are your favorite healthy holiday recipes? Let us know in the comments!

FoodMercey Livingston