WINTER WARMERS: Soul-warming and healthy

Comforting, satisfying, super-delicious and healthy – you can’t beat a good winter warmer from My Foodie Box meal kit delivery service Perth!

Why do we crave comforting winter warmers when the temperature drops outside? Cooler temperatures, less daylight, and more time spent at home while COVID-19 is still a major concern can all have a massive effect on when, how much and even what we are hungry for. Some say craving more comfort foods during the winter months could also be evolutionary. Howcome? Well, before all the luxury that we have now such as heating, good housing, supermarkets, warm clothing, humans used to purposely gain extra body weight in winter months to keep warm and increase their chances of surviving environmental conditions. Although we are not still living the cave-man life or needing to hunt for food, comforting food cravings in winter may still be “programmed” into our biology.

Comforting winter warmers don’t have to be full of calories, sugar, fat or refined carbohydrates. So how do we satisfy our tastebuds without gaining weight or increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes? EASY!

You can get exactly the same comforting feelings from winter foods containing ingredients that are good for you! Cooking healthy, tasty and soul-warming meals has never been this quick and easy. We source, we prepare and we deliver awesomely fresh and WA-local ingredients along with easy-to-follow recipe cards. Let’s embrace this chilly and rainy weather! Rug up, sit by the fire, cuddle up with a loved one and cook up some delicious, healthy and comforting meals this winter!

Four delicious and nutritious My Foodie Box recipes on the menu this week that will satisfy both your body and mind! 

 

EGGPLANT SHAKSHUKA WITH LEMON FETA CRUMBLE

(Spicy, Vegetarian)

This vegetarian Shak-Shuka has the perfect mix of veggies, spices and of course delicious eggs cooked on top to make for a wholesome winter dinner everyone will love!

INGREDIENTS:

Eggplant, eggs, green capsicum, onion, lemon, parsley, tinned tomato, pita bread, feta, honey, sumac, tomato paste, harissa rub, garlic granules, cumin seeds, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry)

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

FAT 24.7g | CARBS 111.3g | PROTEIN 42.9g | SALT 1.4g | ENERGY 3580kJ / 856 kcal

SWEDISH LAMB MEATBALLS IN CREAMY GRAVY WITH ROOT VEGGIE MASH

(Family favourite)

Swedish comfort food, with a My Foodie Box twist. Beautifully juicy lamb in a decadent cream sauce. Served with a hearty root veggie mash. This dish will leave you wanting to come back for more.

INGREDIENTS:

Lamb mince, potato, broccoli, carrot, parsnip, parsley, dill, sour cream, cinnamon powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion flakes, stock paste (beef), garlic granules, panko breadcrumbs, allspice, nutmeg powder, eggs (pantry), plain flour (pantry), unsalted butter (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry)

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

FAT 25.2g | CARBS 106.8g | PROTEIN 45.4g | SALT 0.7g | ENERGY 3405kJ / 814 kcal

MILD BEEF, TOMATO AND PUMPKIN CURRY WITH BROWN RICE

(Gluten free, Dairy free)

Who doesn’t love a hearty curry on a winter evening. This curry is packed with flavour and the combination of beef, pumpkin and tomato is a winner! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Beef strips, tomato, pumpkin, green chilli, carrot, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, brown rice, garlic powder, stock paste (beef), ginger powder, tomato paste, clove powder, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

FAT 12.6g | CARBS 115.6g | PROTEIN 54.4g | SALT 0.5g | ENERGY 3261kJ / 779 kcal

BALSAMIC ROASTED CAPSICUM RISOTTO WITH VEGAN PARMESAN

(Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Risotto is one of our favourite mid-week dinners, it’s simple, decadent and just what you need to refuel from the day! With tasty roasted capsicum and Yuki’s special vegan parmesan to serve – PERFECT VEGAN WINTER WARMER!

INGREDIENTS:

Red capsicum, yellow capsicum, cherry tomato, baby spinach, onion, garlic, thyme, basil, arborio rice, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, cashew nut, stock paste (veg), smoked paprika powder, caraway seeds, tomato paste, white wine, balsamic vinegar (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

FAT 8.3g | CARBS 108.5g | PROTEIN 15.0g | SALT 0.8g | ENERGY 2434kJ / 582 kcal

Whether you’re dining solo or as a couple or family, these are you 4 winter warmer recipes that are delicious and easy to make – it’s time to heat up the kitchen!

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