That time of year has rolled around again in Australia, where we start piling on the layers, pressing snooze for a little longer and start reaching for those comfort meals that keep us warm. The good news is that you can have your winter-warming comfort food, and be healthy too.

Winter doesn’t mean you need to stop eating healthy

I’ve put together some of my favourite Winter Warming Recipes so you can have your comfort, without the side of guilt.

Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Fish Curry

This speedy one pot curry is bursting with all of those delicious curry spices that we love, including our favourite anti-inflammatory turmeric and fennel! Dished up and on the table in 30 minutes, this winter-warmer is the perfect midweek dinner!

healthy winter coconut fish curry
Try this healthy winter coconut fish curry

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

This soup uses roasted pumpkin to add a sweet, depth of flavour. You might like to serve it with a slice of buttery, toasted sourdough.

Winter warming coconut curry pumpkin soup

Banana Bread Breakfast Muggin

This breakfast hack is the ultimate time-saver. So, if you’ve slept through your alarm (and pressed snooze a few times more than usual), this two-minute banana bread in a mug is a tasty and super easy way to get back on track! Keep in mind that all microwaves are different! Keep and eye on it to make sure it doesn’t spill over and cook in increments if it is rising too much! If it is too liquidy, keep going in 30 second increments until cooked.

healthy quick banana bread muggin
Quick & healthy banana bread muggin

Best Ever Skillet Lasagne

Lasagne is one of those dishes we often save for a special occasion, as we dread the aftermath of dirty pots and pans spread from one end of the bench to the other. But our skillet version is so much simpler to make AND it has seven hits of veg! It’s a super healthy family favourite and the perfect solution to your midweek cooking dilemmas.

easy skillet lasagne
Skillet Lasagne

Baked Rhubarb Oatmeal

Easy gluten-free, sugar-free baked rhubarb oatmeal. Perfect for those cold winter mornings!

Healthy winter rhubarb oatmeal

Sticky Spiced Pear Crumble Congee

This Sticky Spiced Pear Crumble Congee will send you back to toasty winter nights eating rice pudding by the fire! Pudding for breakfast? Yes please! We’ve teamed up naturally sweet coconut milk, cinnamon and pear to make a seriously filling brekkie without the sugar spike!

Healthy sticky spiced pear crumble congee

Anti-inflammatory Golden Hot Chocolate

We’re slightly obsessed with turmeric and use it as much as possible, sprinkled on top roasted cauliflower, mashed through potatoes or stirred through scrambled eggs. So we’ve added it to a warm winter drink for an anti-inflammatory boost. Yum!

Healthy Golden Hot Chocolate Recipe
Anti-inflammatory Hot Chocolate

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.