10 Best Winter Warming Soups and Salads


Written by: Eshere Ward

Hot steaming, creamy lasagna sounds a lot more exciting than cold lettuce on a winter’s day. However don’t be tempted by the winter warmers that pack on tons of calories, mountains of fat, and heaps of sugars and salt.

We have put together a list of 10 tantalising recipes from around the web to keep your taste buds alive, your belly full and your waistline trim:

butternut squah

Butternut squash and apple bisque

Butternut squash is packed full of phytonutrients and antioxidants. The hearty vegetable is low in fat, and delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. Not to mention an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

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Coconutty Kaniwa Winter Salad

This is Elanore’s Kapow Kaniwa, and we can see why!! It contains the super seed Kaniwa who is namely the ‘star actor of this dish’. She shows us that in the winter months you can still find beautiful vegetables rich in goodness which makes this a winning winter salad.


Refreshing Winter Salad – made with Kale Almonds and Pomegranate 

Kale is our King! Paired with fresh pomegranate, crunchy almond and apple and you have yourself one super tasty superfood salad.

hearty chicken stew

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

We just love this hearty stew, not only does it taste so delicious, and contain the super grain quinoa, but it packs a nutritional punch when it comes to protein and fibre content. This is the perfect post workout meal fulfilling your nutritional requirements in one serving.


Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing

Wow! This salad is just a zingy delight! We have dates, pistachios, bulgur, spinach, oranges, and creamy homemade Cilantro Orange Dressing all in one hit of deliciously goodness. And need I say anything about the dressing, one whole orange? Yum.


Hearty Winter Soup with Turkey, Kale, and White Beans

This isn’t your everyday soup, its much better with tons of vitamins and minerals keeping you fit, healthy and happy over the winter months.

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Spicy Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken and Sweet Potato

This one will certainly warm your cockles as they say! Full of asian spices and flavours to tickle those tastebuds and make the perfect winter warmer.


Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Leeks

Super greens soup! You have seen the spotlight the humble green smoothie is under these days, well don’t forget the heated and seasoned version that is green soup. This soup is not only filling, low in calories but is densely nutritious.


Quinoa with Roasted Winter Vegetables and Pesto

This combination of sweet vegetables with pungent pesto is great for a simple grain and vegetable bowl.



Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Salad

Kathy’s flavour infused tender veggies, black-charred edges, caramelised to perfection are just a wonderful taste sensation.

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