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3 Warming And Healthy Meals For Autumn

3 Warming And Healthy Meals For Autumn

Now that autumn is here, it is the perfect excuse to enjoy some more warming and hearty meals with your family and stock up on those much needed carbs. However in the autumn and winter we still want to look after our figure and we can still enjoy great meals on cold nights while watching our weight. Here are some of our top choices for simple and healthy meals you can enjoy as the weather gets colder.

Simple Tomato Soup

Soup is always a welcomed meal on a cold night and tomato soup has to be the most popular of all the flavours in the world. Here is a simple and yummy recipe for a midweek meal which is amazing served with warm crusty bread and a cheeky glass of red wine.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes

  • 4 large beef tomatoes, diced

  • 2 slices of chorizo or bacon

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch basil, chopped

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée

  • 2 tbsp yogurt or cream

Start off by sweating the onions and bacon or chorizo in a pan for 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 4 minutes. Add all other ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Blend and serve!

Root Vegetable Salad

If you are looking for a meal which will fit in with your sports nutrition plan and give you lots of healthy protein, an amazing vegetable salad for autumn includes the seasonal favourites such as butternut squash, carrots and potatoes. Here is a meal which you’ll want to add to your shopping list for the next 6 weeks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash, diced

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 1 potato, diced

  • 1 beetroot, diced

  • 1 handful spinach

  • 1 head romaine lettuce

  • 100g feta cheese

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs

First of all, season the root vegetables with salt and pepper before roasting in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Mix the oil, lemon juice, vinegar and herbs to make a dressing. Assemble the salad leaves and vegetables, and drizzle dressing on top as well as crumbling feta over the mixture.

Warming Chicken Curry

Chicken curry is a family meal which can never really go wrong and you are guaranteed to please everyone as long as you choose a fairly mild spice for the sauce. This recipe is super healthy because everything is made from scratch and you can cut down the oil and salt to match your diet.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 1 tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp Garam masala

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 large onion

  • 50g ginger

  • 200ml yogurt

  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes

To start off. Mix spices and add half to the chicken, and leave for at least an hour in the fridge. Into a food processor, place the onion, garlic and ginger and pulse until fine. Place into a pan and fry along with spices for 10 minutes. Add chicken, chickpeas and cook for 10 minutes. Add in tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes. Add in the yogurt and serve with your favourite sides such as rice or with a fresh salad.

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