Cozy, Comforting and Veggie-Rich, You’ll Want to Enjoy This Soup All Winter Long
Move aside, salad! A bowl of this colorful, ingredient-packed soup gives you a whole new way to enjoy leafy greens.
Move aside, salad! A bowl of this colorful, ingredient-packed soup gives you a whole new way to enjoy leafy greens.
Did someone say pizza? Pizza soup, that is. This crowd pleaser is especially popular with kids because it tastes just like pizza in a bowl. But who are we kidding? We love it too. Top it off with garlic bread for an indulgent, grown-up touch.
Yes, you can enjoy collard greens raw. Just like kale, all it needs is a little massage to break down its fibers and soften it up. Consider wearing food-safe gloves, as the turmeric could stain your hands.
A creamy yogurt parsley dressing is the start of this easy-to-assemble salad with spinach, fresh apples and toasted walnuts.
Buffalo wing sauce is the signature ingredient that gives this casserole its tangy, fiery kick. Since this recipe uses cooked chicken, this is a delicious dish to whip up when you have leftover rotisserie chicken hanging out in the fridge.
Chipotle chiles are smoked, dried jalapeño peppers, and they lend a rich flavor and some heat here. Warning: the crispy quinoa topping is highly addictive.
A creamy herb dressing is the perfect complement for soft butter lettuce and avocado. If you don’t want to risk onion breath, skip the onion entirely, or pickle it for a sweet-tart flavor without the pungency.
Tender riced cauliflower makes the low-carb base for this comforting casserole that boasts southwestern flavors.
This nutritious salad hits all the marks for satisfaction: a variety of flavors and textures, ease of prep and balanced nutrition.
These high-protein potatoes make the perfect appetizer, snack or side dish. Plus, they're gluten-free and Whole30 friendly.
Jazz up your go-to tuna mix with our sesame, Waldorf and pesto variations. Use them to top salads, fill a lettuce cup or snack on with veggie dippers. Remember to check your tuna and mayo labels carefully to ensure you are selecting Whole30-compliant varieties.
It might seem strange at first, but wrapping your turkey in cheesecloth as it roasts locks in the moisture for extra-juicy meat. A simple glaze made from orange marmalade and a jus made with arrowroot round out the dish without any wheat flour, which most gravies would use.
Who doesn’t love a rich, gooey pasta bake, especially when all the work was done weeks ago? In this freezer-friendly recipe, we undercook the penne so it’s perfectly al dente (never overdone) once baked. Garnish with parsley or basil before serving.
Thanksgiving dinner in an electric pressure cooker? Yes, you can! This recipe makes beautifully moist turkey with savory stuffing at the same time, and all those tasty turkey juices make up a quick herb gravy at the end. Broiling the stuffing briefly after it comes out of the pressure cooker makes it deliciously crisp on top, but this is entirely optional.
These protein-rich salmon patties have a bright citrus flavor. Serve them with your favorite sides for dinner or on a crispy green salad for a filling lunch.
Create an easy meal with left-over grilled chicken breast or quick rotisserie chicken. Serve as a salad, a wrap or on your favorite cracker for an appetizer.
Cozy up with a bowl of this warming chicken and pea soup. Made with tender chunks of chicken sausage, leeks, carrots, celery, and fresh parsley, this comfort in a bowl will warm you up and leave you feeling satisfied!
High in protein and low in fat, buffalo is a fantastic alternative to beef, and our chili boasts hearty cubes of the lean meat, paired with veggies and nine spices.
This healthy soup, similar to a minestrone, will both satisfy your appetite and warm you up on a chilly winter day.
This veggie-packed smoothie is a potent health and beauty elixir full of mineral-rich greens for more energy and glowing skin.
We've taken the traditional BBQ side dish and turned it into an equally winter-friendly meal, ready in just 30 minutes and sure to refresh, thanks to its lemony vinaigrette.
A flavorful balsamic glaze coats this light and flaky halibut. Served with roasted veggies, it makes a light but filling meal.
This big-batch meal comes together in an hour and tastes even better throughout the week as those classic chili flavors meld together. This version is bean-free for a change.
Chamomile-cured salmon pairs well with a homemade fingerling potato salad for a savory brunch dish.
A high-quality bone broth in place of traditional broth not only makes this dish Whole30-compliant, but it also helps boost your immune system, treat leaky gut and improve joint health, thanks to the collagen it contains. This soup tastes even better the next day, so it makes a perfect weekday lunch.
A few easy swaps – such as almond milk in the mash and cassava flour as a thickener – makes this classic comfort meal Whole30 compliant. You can make this pie in a large baking dish or in smaller, individual servings.
Homemade meatballs that use coconut flour as a binder get simmered in a hearty tomato sauce and served on a bed of cauliflower rice.
Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. This makeover uses zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) instead of wheat noodles and a variety of herbs to amp up the flavor. Make sure to look for a broth that’s made with Whole30-compliant ingredients.
Removing the backbone from the bird (aka spatchcocking) ensures the dark and light meat cooks evenly. Do it yourself with the help of our easy instructions below, or have your butcher do it for you. The turkey is marinated with a dry brine of sage, fennel, orange zest and salt for 24 to 48 hours for juicy, flavorful meat, but you can add the rub just before roasting if you’re in a rush.
Four types of seafood – clams, mussels, fish and shrimp – are combined in this classic Italian American stew. Save some of the fronds from the fennel bulb for a delicate anise flavor and garnish.
These hearty meatless burgers have serious buffalo wing flavor and a tangy blue cheese sauce drizzled over top. The patties freeze well, so make a double batch and store some for impromptu meals later.
This dish is chock-full of veggies, herbs and hearty rice and chickpeas. You can fit four peppers at a time in the Instant Pot, so make two batches or save half for a future meal.
Wild salmon is made into tasty little grain-free patties that sit atop fiber-rich greens tossed in raw apple cider vinegar, another digestion-boosting ingredient.
This piquant relish, made with eggplant, onions, celery, capers and a generous amount of olive oil and vinegar, embodies its home island of Sicily. Eat it warm or cold, spread it on crostini, spoon it on top of grilled chicken or fish, or fold it into an omelette.
Perfectly simple with a sprinkle of spice, this mayo-free egg salad sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner.
This super easy salmon salad has crunchy celery, fresh mushrooms, carrots, and a zesty dressing.
Canned salmon wrapped in fresh lettuce cups makes a super-easy Paleo-friendly lunch or dinner.
Bitter arugula’s got bite, but late-summer peaches and a citrusy maple dressing hit the sweet notes to give this seasonal salad the perfect balance of flavors. If taking this salad to go, store the dressing in a separate container and toss with the salad when you’re ready to eat.
Sorghum is a gluten-free seed with a mild flavor and slightly chewy texture. When paired with red beans and shrimp for the Instant Pot, it puts a healthy spin on old-fashioned red beans and rice.
Sometimes known as Japanese pumpkin, kabocha squash has a rich, sweet flavor. If you can't find kabocha, substitute butternut squash.
This dish tastes like it’s been simmering on your stove top for hours thanks to our easy technique of roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic then blending them into the sauce. Many grocery stores sell pre-peeled and chopped butternut squash, which can be a real time-saver when you’re making this for a quick weeknight meal.
This hearty bean soup is brimming with veggies like celery, onion, carrot and zucchini.
This hors d’oeuvre is traditionally made with thinly sliced raw beef or fish, but we’ve swapped the meat for one of our favorite unassuming veggies, celery root. Look for firm celery root without any spongy spots.
Fall is the season for one-pot wonders. Try our freezer-friendly Artichoke Chowder, great for a soul-satisfying lunch or dinner paired with whole-grain crusty bread or crackers.
This truly unique Chickpea Salad is not only creamy and delicious but also easy to prepare.
Coconut milk and fresh basil lend Thai-inspired taste to this all-American classic.
This recipe yields a generous amount of dressing – either toss the desired amount of dressing to coat the salad lightly right before serving, or serve the dressing alongside so your guests can dress it themselves. Or, you can go the route that many traditionalists take in the Midwest – they pour on enough dressing to lightly coat the salad (we suggest using about half of the dressing) and set it in the fridge to allow the dressing to trickle down and coat the veggies.
This lighter take on chili is made without tomatoes, leaving room for fiber-rich greens. We’ve kept the spices mild to please many palates, but you can easily add more chile powder if you prefer a spicier dish – here at the CE office, we love this meal smothered in hot sauce!
A steady combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats is the key to balanced energy – and this tasty recipe fits the bill with chicken, crunchy sliced cabbage, celery and carrots and a slightly spicy peanut dressing.
This classic English staple, which is often loaded with calories, fat and sodium, gets a makeover by swapping out the ground beef for protein-rich lentils and tasty broccoli. redskins.
This thick seafood chowder is not only satisfying, but it's a protein powerhouse.
With sweet, salty and spicy notes, our healthier version of this classic dish has all the punch without excess salt and sugar. Once you start stir-frying, everything cooks quickly, so measure and chop all the ingredients before you heat the oil. To increase the heat, add up to 1 tbsp red chile paste.
Toasted curry powder is combined with yogurt, buttermilk and mayonnaise for an aromatic and creamy dressing for this curry pasta salad.
Sweet apple, crunchy celery and pungent blue cheese make for the perfect combination in this 25-minute slaw.
This warm and comforting casserole pairs well with steamed broccoli or a green salad.
Rich and satisfying old-fashioned chicken pot pie filling is topped with quick homemade biscuits in this family favorite.
Gorgeous fall vegetables generously lace this traditional-style dressing. To make it your own, feel free to experiment with different combinations of your favorite veggies and herbs.
Although Scottish cooks use oats in every conceivable culinary scenario, most Americans tend to think of the cereal grain as merely a breakfast food. But the classic morning option is ideal in savory settings like our seafood hash.
By making your own homemade BBQ blend, you'll be able to control every last ingredient that goes in (plus, tinker with our recipe to whip together your own signature secret sauce in the process).
We've taken your classic shrimp salad sandwich and amped up the flavor even more with fresh dill, crunchy celery and Dijon. In our version, Greek yogurt stands in for mayonnaise, providing creamy texture without the fat.
Lean ground turkey and buttermilk-mashed Yukon gold potatoes give this seasonal family favorite all the flavor and creaminess you'd expect from a shepherd's pie—with none of the actual butter or cream. Translation: a low-cal, low-fat meal sure to soothe any wintertime craving, guilt free.
Bloody Mary fans will love this hearty drink, especially if you spike it with a dash of Worcestershire sauce or some horseradish!
Switch butter and whole milk with reduced-fat cottage cheese whenever you want to whip together your own flavorful, naturally low-fat mashed potatoes.
Set aside 12 minutes on a Sunday to prepare this hearty vegetarian stew, an easy lunch and supper during the week bursting with lentils, celery, carrot, sweet potato and tomatoes.
This versatile robust sauce is a great staple to have on hand in your fridge or freezer. And feel free to jazz up our recipe with your favorite herbs and spices for varied flavor every day of the week.
To clean up a classic recipe calling for creamy condensed soup, banish the can and whip up a batch of this healthy substitute!
Nothing says cozy like a hot bowl of chicken vegetable stew, and we kick the comforting classic into shape with clean ingredients that pack a whole lot of flavor on a cold winter's night.
Buy a larger piece of beef to whip up a big pot of stew that will last for months in your freezer. This cold-weather staple is great with a crusty piece of whole-wheat baguette for dipping!
Slightly crunchy with a mildly nutty flavor, pearl barley cooks more quickly than the hulled variety while retaining its high-fiber, low-cholesterol benefits.