As the temperature starts to drop, it's easy to turn to the wrong types of 'comfort foods' (and pack on those winter pounds). As we all know, summer bodies are made well before summer hits and just because it's cooler doesn't mean we should turn to poor food choices.

Here are some of our favourite winter recipes that will keep you nourished and satisfied without blowing out the waistline. 

The humble Shepherd's Pie gets a paleo-style revamp from Live Love Nourish with her sweet potato & spinach topper!



These Beef Cheeks with Morrocan Cauliflower Cous Cous from My Food Religion are sure to be a crowd pleaser!


It wouldn't winter without some lamb shanks and these Slow Cooked Shanks in Red Wine, Date & Bone Broth by The Nourished Psycologist sound absolutely EPIC.


 You can't beat a good pumpkin soup and this Pumpkin & Cauliflower one by The Nourished Psychologist is next level!


Every winter meal needs needs a killer side dish. This Nutmeg & Cinnamon Spiced Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash by Eat Drink Paleo looks like exactly what we need on our plates.


Often we think of a curry as being the 'naughty' choice but this recipe from Eat Drink Paleo is filled to the brim with goodness. Check out her recipe for this Easy Pumpkin Chicken Curry


The old faithful meatloaf doesn't get much of a run these days but we love how quick, easy, cost effective and plentiful a good meatloaf can be! This Spaghetti Squash Meatloaf recipe from My Food Religion will have you going back for seconds!


Nourished Essence have jazzed up the family favourite Beef Stroganoff with a dairy & gluten free twist. Enjoy!


You can't go past a good chicken soup to keep you feeling like you're getting a warm hug. This Nanny's Chicken Vegetable Soup by Low Carb Mumma looks like exactly what we need on these chilly nights. 


Now we wouldn't want to to miss out on some guilt-free treats either so here are a few of our top pics from Mummy Made It!


Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble... get in our belly!


Banana Sticky Date Pudding. The perfect option to treat your happy dinner guests while keeping it clean!


And finally, for all you chocolate lovers out there, Chocolate Dumplings! They look absolutely wicked and we assure you, they are super clean!


There are no excuses. Go forth and cook!