Comfort food that’s kind to you

Welcome to the winter months! These 13 frosty weeks are notorious for their ability to reduce households to a pile of tissues and runny noses, “shrink clothes” and affect bathroom scale readings.

During the colder months, it’s easy to lose motivation and let your fitness slip. A warm, cosy bed is much more appealing than exercise on a frosty morning, and we tend to crave heavy, carbohydrate-rich meals. These factors can all contribute to an annual lapse into ‘winter-unwellness’.

It sounds dire, but never fear – we’ve gathered a few easy slow cooker recipes for winter comfort foods that feel hearty and satisfying, without contributing to your ‘winter bod’.


Spicy Curried Lentils

This warming dish, packed with flavour and spice as well as protein to keep you fuller longer, is perfect for those dreary winter evenings. Try adding spices to other healthy foods, such as cauliflower or sweet potato, to give a touch of heat that’s wonderfully comforting in the cold weather.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

The days are shorter and the sniffles are more prevalent – it’s the perfect time for a steaming bowl of nourishing chicken noodle soup, minus the hassle. Utilising your slow cooker for this recipe lets you set-and-forget as you go about your day, whilst infusing your meal with as much flavour as possible! Best of all, chicken noodle soup is perfect to pop in the freezer for an easy, healthy, hearty meal later on.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

This healthy twist on traditional Chili swaps beef mince for lean turkey mince and adds sweet potato. It’s perfect for those days when you really crave comforting, filling winter food without the extra calories.

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