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Healthy Hearty Meals and Low Carb Dishes for Winter

Comfort food is one of the best parts of winter. Whether you’re craving soup, stew or casseroles, a plate of your favorite comfort food is sure to warm you up from the inside out.

To ensure that you stick to your diet, indulge in hearty healthy meals that are low in carbs and full of meats and vegetables (use this list to stay on track). The following low carb dishes from Atkins are allowed in any phase and hit the perfect balance of filling and hearty while still being healthy. Try one out tonight and satisfy your comfort food craving!


Quiche is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and cooking a crustless version makes it ideal for a low carb diet. This recipe for Crustless Spinach Quiche is packed with cream, cheese, spinach and spices for a meal so flavorful, you won’t even miss the crust!


Searching for a low carb chili recipe to serve on Super Bowl Sunday? Try out this easy, meaty recipe for Ancho Macho Chili. Made with a red wine and tomato base, boneless beef chuck and plenty of spice, this chili is a flavorful way to fill you up during the big game. Chili freezes well, so save your leftovers to reheat on a busy weeknight.


Enjoy a plate of homemade meatballs for a low carb version of a comfort food classic: spaghetti and meatballs. Instead of the pasta, serve these meatballs with zucchini “noodles” or a big green salad for the delicious taste you crave without the unnecessary carbs. These easy Baked Meatballs are made with three different proteins, so they’re sure to fill you up.

Roast Chicken

Every home cook should learn how to make a roast chicken. Not only does it make a delicious home-cooked meal, but cooking a roast chicken over the weekend will provide you with leftovers for the rest of the week that can be used in a variety of other low carb recipes. If you’ve never roasted a chicken before, this Roast Chicken with Vegetable Stuffing recipe is a great place to start.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

When it’s cold and snowy outside, warm yourself up with a hot bowl of soup. This recipe for Creamy Mushroom Soup is one of the easiest low carb dishes out there: it calls for less than 10 ingredients and is ready in just twenty minutes, making it perfect for anyone on a busy schedule.

Don’t see one of your favorite low carb dishes here? Find plenty of other healthy hearty meals in our low carb recipe database.

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