22 Healthy Winter Recipes to Ring in the New Year

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In the weeks ahead, many of us will be sharing smoothies and salads to help kick off millions of resolutions. But in most of the Northern hemisphere, it’s pretty darn cold outside. And no matter how hard we try, our chilly bones aren’t always craving detox drinks, raw greens, and super-low calorie meals. We still want some warmth and nourishment. Which is why I put together this delicious list of dairy-free healthy winter recipes!

Breakfast-Worthy Healthy Winter Recipes

Wholesome Fruit-Sweetened Cinnamon Rolls

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, whole grain, and added sugar-free.

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Sneaky Cream Biscuits & Gravy

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also optionally vegan, gluten-free, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Classic Indian Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Grapefruit Quinoa Breakfast

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Easy Apple Dutch Babies

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and added sugar-free. Make it paleo-friendly and Whole30-approved by swapping almond flour for the oat flour.

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Veg-Focused Healthy Winter Recipes

Rosemary-Roasted Winter Vegetables 

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, and top food allergy-friendly. Make it Whole30-approved by using olive oil or another approved oil (though they do allow canola in moderation). For strict Paleo-approved, also swap sweet potatoes and parsnips for the potatoes.

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, top food allergy-friendly, paleo-friendly, and Whole30-approved.

22 Healthy Winter Recipes (all dairy-free!) - Spaghetti Squash Alfredo pictured (Dairy-free & Gluten-Free!)

Creamy Dauphinoise Potatoes

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, and Whole30-approved.

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Sweet Potato Queso Dip

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, top food allergy-friendly, optionally paleo-friendly, and Whole30-approved.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Saute with Garlic, Ginger and Grapes

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and paleo-friendly. Make it nut-free and top food allergy-friendly by leaving out the walnuts.

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Golden Butternut Squash Soup

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free, top food allergy-friendly, paleo-friendly, and Whole30-approved.

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Meal-Making Healthy Winter Recipes

Sriracha Shells ‘n Cheese with Broccoli

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and added sugar-free.

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Quick Curry Chicken Nuggets

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also gluten-free, top food allergy-friendly, and added sugar-free.

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Super-Veggie Pot Pies

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and added sugar-free.

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Stress-Busting Turkey Meatballs

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also gluten-free, added sugar-free, and top food allergy-friendly. For paleo-friendly and Whole30-approved use the optional “zoodles” or cauli-rice rather than traditional pasta.

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Homemade Sesame Ramen

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, optionally gluten-free, optionally top food allergy-friendly, and added sugar-free.

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Lemon Pepper Cod with Fresh Pea Puree

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, and added sugar-free. The cod is paleo-friendly and Whole30-approved, but peas aren’t included with those diets. Try carrots instead; they also go very nicely with mint.

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Sweet Snackable Healthy Winter Recipes

Mighty Molasses Milk (Hot or Cold)

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, optionally allergy-friendly and optionally paleo.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bars

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.

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Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, optionally top food allergy-friendly and optionally paleo.

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Jammin’ Raspberry Protein Brownies

Beyond Dairy Free: This recipe is also vegan, optionally gluten-free, optionally top food allergy-friendly, and added sugar-free.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

5 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes! This list is very helpful for people who are looking for healthy foods to make not just during winter season but whole year round. This is also a good way to start the new year with these yummy and healthy recipes! We really like to do potluck party at work and for the next schedule, I am sure to try any one of these! I believe that my colleagues will find these treats delicious!

  2. You’ve just made me so hungry! The grapefruit quinoa breakfast, the roasted veggies, soups, pasta, those scalloped potatoes, and those apple rolls that are still on my list I just need to find a time to make them! Maybe this weekend for Christmas at the in-laws if I can find some time.

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