4 Hearty (Yet Healthy) Winter Comfort Food Recipes

8th November 2017

As the browning leaves, cold weather and dark evenings signal autumn/winter time, it’s time to salvage the woolly jumper from the depths of your wardrobe and snuggle down in front of the fire with some hearty and warming comfort food. Although hearty and filling, comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

Recent UK dietary and nutrition surveys estimate that as a nation we’re eating too much saturated fat. Eating too much saturated fat can increase cholesterol levels in the blood, which may increase the risk of heart disease.

How to reduce your saturated fat intake:

Rapeseed oil is lower in saturated fat than other commonly used cooking oils. It’s high in unsaturated fats, particularly mono-unsaturated fats. Replacing saturated fats with some unsaturated fats such as rapeseed oil, as part of a healthy, balanced diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and help lower the risk of heart disease.

To help get you started, we’ve selected below a few of our favourite rapeseed oil autumn/winter recipes to warm you up from the inside out.

Oatmeal Toad in the Hole recipe

An absolute favourite for cold nights by the fire. This dish is so, so tasty! Serve with lots of seasonal veggies.


Irish Stew with Barley recipe

The barley adds a delicious twist to this traditional autumn/winter classic.

Irish Stew Recipe with Barley


One Pot Chicken & Oaty Sweet Potato Roast recipe

Is it even autumn or winter if we don’t whip out the root veg? You cook this dish all in one tray – so minimal washing up!

One Pot Chicken & Oaty Sweet Potato Roast Recipe


Oat & Beef Casserole recipe

This hearty, warming casserole is easy to prepare for the whole family.


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Find more recipes from Rapeseed Oil Benefits here – and don’t forget that healthy can still be delicious!

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