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It’s sweater weather, and you know what that means: Bring on the warm, satisfying comfort foods. But that giant bowl of fettuccine Alfredo always makes us feel a little too stuffed. So this winter, we’re swapping out diet-ruining fare for healthier dinners that warm us up without weighing us down.

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The Brick Kitchen

Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka

Kind of our ideal dinner. (And breakfast. And lunch. And brunch.)

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Hearty Stuffed Butternut Squash

The best dinners are served in (mostly) edible vessels.

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Chef De Home

Roasted Tomatillo Chickpea Curry

Filling without being heavy.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

FYI, we’re never not craving zoodles.

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Pinch of Yum

Winter Bliss Bowls

Colorful, nutritious and yes, blissful.

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Live Eat Learn

Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce

Mmm, stinky cheese makes everything better.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata

Set it and forget it. (And devour it.)

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Cookie + Kate

No-Noodle Pad Thai

We thought the noodles were the best part. We were wrong.

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From a Chef’s Kitchen

Thai Red Curry, Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Make this as spicy (or mild) as you please.

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Alexandra’s Kitchen

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Radish Salsa

Do it for the radish salsa.

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Green Valley Kitchen

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Remember what we said about edible vessels?

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Life Made Sweeter

One-Pan Zucchini Noodle Skillet

Zoodles strike again.

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Avocado Pesto

Creamy Vegan Zucchini Soup

Creamy, vegan and gluten-free. What more could you want?

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winter dinner chorizo
I Breathe I’m Hungry

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo

Already thinking about our second helping.

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The Healthy Foodie

Mongolian Beef with Cauliflower Rice

Thank goodness for cauliflower rice.

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A Beautiful Plate

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Goat Cheese

How can a meatless meal taste this hearty?

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Chelsea’s Messy Apron

One-Pan Sausage and Veggies

One pan means minimal cleanup—score.

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