The 5 best dishes to keep you warm this winter

Winter is literally around the corner, and we asked our team at Service Today for their favourite recipes to prepare when the lower temperature hits. We got very creative and decided to bring up these 5 best dishes to keep you warm this winter. 

As the temperatures drop and winter sets in, nothing beats a warm and comforting bowl of soup or stew. Not only do they provide a great source of nourishment, but they also have the power to warm you from the inside out. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the best soups and stews for winter that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul.

These is Service Today’s team winter options:

1. Beef Stew

Beef stew is a classic winter dish that has been around for generations. Made with tender chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions, this hearty stew is perfect for chill evenings. The key to making a great beef stew is to cook it low and slow, allowing the flavours to meld together and the meat to become tender and juicy. Serve it with a crusty loaf of bread or some buttery mashed potatoes for a comforting meal that will warm you up on even the coldest of nights.

2. Chicken Noodle Soup

When it comes to winter soups, chicken noodle is a staple. Made with tender chicken, egg noodles, carrots, celery, and a flavourful broth, this soup is both nourishing and comforting. It’s also incredibly easy to make and can be ready in under an hour. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or just need a comforting bowl of soup, chicken noodle is always a great option.


3. Butternut Squash Soup

For a vegetarian option that’s still hearty and satisfying, butternut squash soup is a great choice. Made with roasted butternut squash, onions, garlic, and vegetable broth, this soup is both creamy and flavourful. It’s also packed with vitamins and nutrients, making it a great way to stay healthy during the winter months. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for added flavour.


4. Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is another great vegetarian option that’s perfect for winter. Packed with protein and fibre, lentils are a great way to stay full and satisfied during the colder months. This soup is made with lentils, onions, carrots, celery, and a tasty broth, making it both nutritious and delicious. Serve it with a slice of toasted sourdough, croutons or some crackers for a satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out.

5. Chilli

While technically not a soup or stew, chili is still a great option for winter. Made with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and a variety of spices, this dish is both filling and delicious. It’s also incredibly versatile and can be customized to your liking, whether you prefer it mild or spicy. Serve it with some shredded cheese, sour cream, and a side of cornbread for a delicious meal that will keep you warm all winter long.

*Bonus: Italian Minestrone Soup

This is a recipe that has been around for ages from generations. Italian families know well how to use every single vegetable they have at home and not waste them. This dish is perfect for vegetarians or vegans and it is easy to prepare because you just need white beans, a variety of vegetables including potatoes and pasta and add them into a sauce pan with a can (or two) of peeled tomato brought into boil. Seasoning is also important and oregano will be the queen of the dance. 

At the end, winter soups and stews are a great way to stay warm and nourished during the colder months. Whether you prefer classic beef stew or vegetarian lentil soup, there’s a winter soup or stew out there for everyone. 

Considering how expensive gas has become, soups and stews are a great choice to save money and feed the family. So grab a bowl, bundle up, and enjoy a delicious and comforting meal that will warm you from the inside out.