There is nothing like a casserole to make you feel at home during the chilly months. When you are in the mood for a little comfort food, a casserole can make an excellent hearty meal. Because they contain a variety of ingredients, it is a great chance to combine several food groups into one dish. They are also great because they can often be prepared beforehand.

 

Below we have compiled a list of some of the most festive and tasty options for the winter season.

 

    1. Broccoli Casserole. This vegetable is an excellent choice as a casserole base because it’s a great source of vitamins K and C as well as potassium and fiber. The classic version of this casserole can be a heavy one loaded with cheese and butter but it’s possible to pull off a delicious healthier version. Try this recipe made with low fat cream cheese and whole wheat bread.
    2. Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake. This tasty dish is a great way to add some protein into your repertoire. The mixed textures of cashews, quinoa and chicken make for a great bite together. Quinoa is also a nutrient rich alternative to rice that completes the dish.
    3. Spaghetti Squash Casserole. Spaghetti squash is an excellent addition to any diet as it is significantly lower in calories than pasta with a higher protein count. It’s very easy to cook and prepare and goes excellently with sauces and other vegetables. Try this recipe for a delicious casserole option.
    4. Green Bean Casserole. This tends to be a great holiday option as the color scheme goes well for the occasion. This recipe mixes in tomatoes and bread crumbs with other low fat ingredients to make a casserole with less than 200 calories per serving.

 

  • Butternut Squash Casserole. Butternut squash is another great ingredient for casseroles as this orange vegetable has a high amount of Vitamin A as well as fiber, potassium and magnesium. It’s got a delicious flavor and goes well with kale, another super food, in this casserole recipe.

 

 

Store these recipes in the fridge to provide tasty leftovers for days!