Food is one of the best ways to create your desired atmosphere or mood. Especially during the cold of winter, reliable comfort food recipes are one of the best ways to introduce warmth into your home and bellies.
On top of the emotional aspects of food, the dishes you cook are also important for physical health. As humans grow older, our bodies change. One of the main differences that we will experience a slower metabolism and a reduced ability to absorb the essential vitamins and minerals for healthy bodily function. The best way to address this is to ensure that you have a balanced dietary intake for every meal. To help you achieve this, we have listed out a list of winter comfort foods that you can try out this coming winter season.
Vegetable stews or soups are some of the best recipes to have on hand for a delicious meal this winter. You can make them either directly on the stove in a pot or using a pressure cooker. Not only are they simple to prepare, vegetable stews and soups are also a great way to use up the different vegetables that are available in your fridge. In fact, you can even add in ingredients like tofu, meat, and parmesan cheese to enhance its offerings of protein.
Mac and Cheese
A quintessential comfort food that is offered in most families, mac and cheese is not only easy to make but also extremely versatile for all kinds of diets. You can either make it with butter, gruyere, and mozzarella cheese or with vegan substitutes for the same amazing creamy texture. Just like veggie stew, mac and cheese is also a recipe where you can easily add different vegetables and proteins to boost its nutritional value.
A common recipe in many Asian households, fried rice is a staple comfort food and for good reason. Fast and easy to cook on the stove top, it is something that can be easily whipped up with leftover rice and ingredients for a full and hearty meal.
Whether you choose to make it with your favorite meat or beans, this is a hearty meal that many term as the preferred Southern comfort food. This is something that can be easily whipped up in a single pot and paired with different sides like rice, nachos, cornbread or even tamales.
Enjoy Delicious Meals with Sensations Dining at GreenTree At Westwood
At GreenTree At Westwood, our Sensations Dining program was established to provide all of our residents with delicious meals that meet all of their dietary preferences and nutritional needs. Our team members understand that not everyone is able or want to have to cope with the responsibilities of cooking all their own meals – this is why we have our executive chefs prepare delicious comfort food for each meal every day. For more information on our independent living option and the living programs that are offered at GreenTree At Westwood, contact us today.