It’s winter and unless if you’re lucky enough to be in Australia or in some other place where it’s warm like Florida then you’re more than likely freezing right now. There’s no guarantee that you’re even warm in Florida at the moment. If you find yourself cold then one of the best ways to warm up is with indulging in some warm winter comfort food. Indulging in your favorite comfort foods during the winter can make you feel warm again and even chase away those winter blues.
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I don’t know about you but lasagna is one of my favorite meals to have during the winter time. The best part about lasagna is that there’s so many ways in which you can make it. If you don’t have time to make it then you can buy frozen lasagna and heat it up. Another great thing about lasagna is that many restaurants have this on their menu because it’s such a popular dish. You can have vegan lasagna, meat lasagna, extra cheesy lasagna or whatever kind of lasagna is your favorite.
9. Biscuits and Gravy
If you’re tired of oatmeal and eggs for breakfast and craving for a different kind of breakfast then indulge in biscuits and gravy. You can even have these as a snack during the middle of the day. There are many ways in which you can also make the biscuits and gravy just like with the lasagna. If you research online you’re bound to find a recipe that you’ll love if you’re a biscuits and gravy fan. You’ll also find this as a breakfast menu option in a few restaurants if you don’t feel like making it yourself.
8. Mac and Cheese
It doesn’t matter how old you get a simple dish of Mac and Cheese can be the ultimate comfort food. You can make pizza Mac and Cheese, classic Mac and Cheese or even just extra cheesy Mac and Cheese. If you want to make this the meal for the evening then you can add in meat such as ham in it and find it to be extremely satisfying. You can even throw in some green on top for decoration and make it look beautiful.
7. Chicken Pot Pie
I love chicken but there’s just something about chicken pot pie that tends to be my favorite. It takes time with making chicken pot pie at home but with the right recipe you can manage it just fine. If you find yourself overwhelmed at the thought of having to make homemade chicken pot pie you can also find several delish microwavable chicken pot pies that will be heated in just a few minutes. If you’re a vegan then there are other options available such as vegetable pot pie.
Sorry vegan lovers not sure you would like this one as much as I don’t know of a good vegan meatloaf recipe available online. There’s just something about meatloaf that’s popular when the family gets together. You can have meatloaf for lunch or dinner. Whenever the family gets together for Christmas you’re bound to find a meatloaf dish somewhere on the table. Meatloaf is also very good during the winter because it just is warm and filling. It is a very easy comfort food that doesn’t take very long to cook and put together.
5. Grilled cheese sandwiches
Regardless of what time of day it is, having a grilled cheese sandwich might help you feel good and bring that warmth you need. If you have a grilled cheese sandwich maker then you know that you can get it done within just a few seconds. You can also just throw it in the microwave or oven if needed if you don’t have a sandwich maker. However, if you enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches often then I highly recommend investing in a grilled cheese sandwich maker.
4. Hot sizzling potatoes
I don’t know about you but personally I just love hot sizzling potatoes of almost any kind. They could be mashed potatoes, a loaded baked potato or even just potato soup. Potatoes just make me feel good whenever I have them regardless of the time of year it might be. If I am going to have a baked potato then I love pouring cheese on it then loading it up with chili and sour cream, more so on those cold winter nights.
Pasta is something else that I love. It doesn’t matter if its spaghetti, alfredo or some other kind of pasta dish. During the winter a nice pasta dish might be what you need that hits the spot. If you’re on a diet then you can look into low carb pasta to help with cutting the calories down some but just remember, it is pasta. You can always mix it with vegetables and do away with the sauce if you want to make it healthy.
Pizza is a nice warm comfort food that many people enjoy throughout the year but more so, during winter. You can easily make it yourself but there’s just something about ordering your favorite kind of pizza and having them deliver it that helps with just making your night easier. There are lots of different kinds of pizza restaurants out there and I am sure by now that you have a favorite. I know that I do.
1. Almost any kind of soup
Soup is one of the most famous winter comfort foods. You can make soup yourself or you can just easily heat the soup up fast. If you’re sick then chicken soup can do wonders. If you want to indulge in a soup then I recommend potato soup. Soup will help you feel warm fast and often times, you’ll find that it’s extremely satisfying.
There are plenty of winter desserts such as apple pie and brownies that people tend to indulge in this time of year. Just be sure to watch your diet and write down what you eat so this way you really can indulge in your favorite winter comfort food.