Winter warmers to combat the cold, satisfy your belly and warm your soul
The weather is getting colder, extra jumpers and thermals are coming out, and we’re all craving hearty winter meals to warm us to the core. We’ve included a selection of our favourite winter recipes, both for carnivores and vegetarians alike, with some warm winter desserts recipes to finish off the evening (or even start the morning!). Find your new favourites below and add them to your meal plan this week.
Monday Dinner: Low-Calorie Arrabbiata Chicken Lasagne
Lasagne is one of the great one-pot wonders and this Arrabbiata twist is the perfect winter warmer. For those looking for a way to alter the nutritional make up of this dish to suit your weight loss or low carb goals, swapping the pasta sheets for Lo-Dough is the simplest way.
Tuesday Dessert: Low Calorie Sticky Toffee Brownies
At just 130kcal per brownie and with a portion of the sticky, creamy, toffee sauce, get ready to be blown away by these brownie delights. Ten of the 14g carbs are coming from the dates themselves and so are a natural sauce of sugar. As for the rest of the macros, it's all just a little bit of Lo-Dough magic!
Wednesday Dessert: Low-Cal Pumpkin-Spice Latte Mug Cake
Here at Lo-Dough, we love a mug cake - not just in winter! You can make them with our Original Lo-Dough bases, our Lo-Dough Brownie Mix and, as we have done here, our Vanilla Sponge Cake Mix. How you serve it is up to you, but when the weather is cold, what could be better than hot custard?
Thursday Lunch: Low-cal French Onion Soup With Low-Carb Cheesy Croutons
French onion soup is just the thing on a cold winter's night. Slowly-cooked sweet onions, simmered in a rich stock; the kind of thing that'll warm you from the inside. So far, so healthy, but the thing that really sets this soup off are the cheesy croutons served on top, ready to soak up all those savoury flavours.
Friday Dinner: Red Pesto & Soft Cheese Stuffed Chicken Kiev
Taking a classic Chicken Kiev technique and playing around with the stuffing inside is one of the joys of making your own. Traditional garlic/parsley butter can be replaced with... well, just about anything you like. Trust us... you're gonna love this one: oozy soft cheese, garlicky and tomato-y red pesto - it's an absolute flavour bomb!
Saturday Breakfast: Low-Cal Egg & Mixed Cheesy soldiers
Nothing much beats a boiled egg for breakfast, but what if we said you could enjoy cheesed up, low carb and low-calorie soldiers as your dipping option? We've come up with a simple trio of morning soldiers, perfect to smother in that soft boiled egg yolk. Think of them as folded and sliced pizzas... simple, easy to make and utterly delicious; a real breakfast treat.
Sunday Dessert: Low-Carb & Low Calorie Bread and Butter Pudding
Comforting puddings don't come much more perfect than this. Our low-sugar version with blow your minds—not to mention, fill your bellies. Light yet satisfying, low-calorie yet indulgent and perfect hot or cold, this dessert really does have it all. To make this one keto-friendly, simply remove or reduce the portion of dried fruit.
Want To Try For Yourself?
Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs, and our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection.