The Winter chill has us making comfort foods!
The definition of “comfort foods” according to Google is:
“Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high in sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking“
Comfort foods don’t necessarily have to be associated with “sometimes foods”.
Our definition at Nutrition Solutions Sydney is:
“Home style cooking and nourishing meals that provides a feeling of satisfaction”
Embrace the winter weather with one pot wonders, including plenty of vegetables and legumes. Our chicken winter pot recipe, inspired by Jamie Oliver, is a perfect way to get your children and family to eat their legumes. Such a comforting meal including lean protein, good fats from the olives and oil and ingredients to combat the flu!
- 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 zucchini, grated
- 100g olives, pitted
- 1/2 a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 500g chicken thigh fillets
- Olive oil
- 1 L chicken stock
- 500ml water
- 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Crusty sourdough to serve
- Add olive oil to pan and cook chicken until brown
- Add the tin tomatoes, garlic, celery, stock and water. Simmer for 45 minutes.
- Then add olives, chickpeas, zucchini and parsley. Cook on low for a further 30 minutes.
- Dish up this delicious winter warmer with crusty sourdough bread