When the cold weather hits, so do the gingerbread cookies, eggnog lattes, holiday cocktails, fruitcakes, turkey dinners … phew.
There are so many excuses to indulge in fall and winter (hello, Thanksgiving and Christmas and basically any day of the week). Before you know it, mashed potatoes with dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert are the norm. But if you’d like to avoid wolfing down comfort food every evening, stick with this lineup of healthy winter meals.
Just because you’re not making mashed potatoes doesn’t mean you have to skip them entirely. Potatoes help create a smooth, decadent base for this zippy puréed soup, which is inspired by Scandinavian cuisine.
Psst … can you keep a secret? There’s zero dairy in this mac and cheese, which can be baked and served in mason jars for minimal cleanup (and adorable presentation). Cashews and carrots form the base of the “cheese” sauce.