15 Cozy Meals to Warm You Up This Season

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Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables

With the chillier weather comes a desire to stay warm and cozy. From soups and stews to hearty meat and pasta dishes, we’ve packed this list with plenty of meals that will help you warm up this season. You can’t go wrong with any of these weight loss-friendly options. And the best thing is that they can all simply be heated up at home. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

1. Apple Walnut Oatmeal >

Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Is any breakfast more cozy than oatmeal? This traditional, all-time favorite is made with tender chicken, curly noodles, and flavorful chicken stock—and it’s so tasty you’ll swear it was homemade. A piping hot bowl is the perfect way to get warm and toasty.

2. Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal >

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Eat comfort food for breakfast! What better way to warm up on a chilly morning than with a bowl of warm oatmeal? Filled with the slow-cooked flavors of maple and sweet brown sugar, this easy breakfast is ready for you to enjoy in just minutes.

3. Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup >

Café Style Creamy Tomato Soup

A bowl of tomato soup is just the ticket to warm up on a chilly day. Our version has all the flavor of a bowl you might order in a restaurant—but without the guilt. Pair it with a slice of whole grain bread for some added fiber and a filling meal. Grab a bowl and cozy up under a blanket. You’ll warm up in no time.

4. White Cheddar Mac and Cheese >

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Warm and creamy mac and cheese is another cozy, wintertime favorite. Our version features creamy white cheddar cheese sauce and tender noodles for a filling meal. Unlike traditional mac and cheese, our version is also a good source of protein and fiber.

5. Three Cheese Chicken >

Three Cheese Chicken

Tender chicken and curly pasta noodles unite in this cheesy dish. It’s perfect comfort food on a chilly fall day. With 10 grams of protein per serving, it’s also a great option for that midday slump. And it’s rich and creamy enough that you’ll forget it’s weight loss friendly.

6. Loaded Mashed Potatoes >

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes also make an excellent warm comfort food—and our version certainly delivers. These loaded mashed potatoes are blended with tangy cheddar and blue cheese, and flecked with bacon bits, for a dish that’s big on flavor while remaining just fine for your waistline.

7. Fried Garlic Chicken Flavored Ramen >

Fried Garlic Chicken Flavored Ramen

If you’re a fan of ramen, you’re going to have to try our Asian-inspired noodle bowl! Packed with garlic and chicken and served in a steaming robust broth, it’s packed with delicious flavor. At 200 calories per serving, it’s a sensible and well-portioned substitute for the oversized bowls served at most ramen shops.

8. Roasted Turkey Medallions >

Roasted Turkey Medallions

Treat yourself to an early Thanksgiving favorite with these tender turkey medallions served in gravy and paired with creamy mashed potatoes. It’s a satisfying comfort meal on a chilly day—and a great warmup for Turkey Day in November.

9. Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables >

Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables

If you’re looking for a meat-based dish, this hearty helping of thick-cut beef mixed with rustic root vegetables, potatoes and rosemary is served in a rich red wine reduction sauce. It’s got the comfort of visiting your local steakhouse but in a diet-friendly meal that you can heat up at home.

10. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo >

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This classic pasta dish has all the flavor that you love. It’s got a rich and creamy alfredo sauce with Parmesan and Romano cheeses and it’s packed with protein to keep you full for longer.

11. Mac and Cheese >

Mac and Cheese

Good, ole’ mac and cheese is always a comfort food winner and this dish is no different. It features elbow pasta smothered in velvety smooth cheddar cheese—what’s not to love? A warm bowl of mac and cheese in hand is always a perfect way to cozy up on a chilly day.

12. Meatloaf With Potatoes and Veggies >

Meatloaf With Potatoes and Veggies

Meatloaf is one of the all-time best cold-weather comfort foods thanks to being hearty, warm and filling. This version is made with real beef and pork and smothered in a savory tomato sauce. We pair it with a medley of roasted potatoes, crisp green beans, carrots, peas and corn, perfect for the cold weather and holiday season!

13. Swedish-Style Meatballs With Green Beans >

Swedish-Style Meatballs With Green Beans

Here’s a classic meal that tastes indulgent but will keep you on track. It includes a hearty serving of Swedish-style meatballs covered in a savory mushroom cream sauce and served over tender fettuccine pasta and crisp green beans. With a whopping 25 grams of protein it’s a powerhouse of a meal.

14. Beef And Veal Tortelloni >

Beef And Veal Tortelloni

This indulgent stuffed pasta is stuffed with parmesan, tender beef and veal, then covered in our signature marinara sauce. Plus, it’s topped with tender strips of beef for even more protein. You’ll feel like you got a restaurant-quality meal without having to leave the house. That’s perfect on those chilly days!

15. Bistro-Style Chicken Alfredo >

Bistro-Style Chicken Alfredo

The coziest of pasta dinners is easily chicken alfredo, with its creamy sauce, tender noodles and hearty chicken. Add some crunchy broccoli and you’ve got a comfort food dinner that’s worthy of an Italian restaurant. If you’re in search of a dinner that is hearty, rich and filling, this Bistro-Style Chicken Alfredo will fit the bill. It’s a flavor-filled dish that makes for a satisfying meal on the coldest of days.