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Experts Share Some of the Best Foods to Eat as Temperatures Fall

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When temperatures fall, our hunt for comfort foods soars. And the colder it gets, the more Canadians find themselves grappling with common cold and flu-like symptoms.

A new Canada weather forecast says a cold spell is coming, with frost and even snow, as temperatures are predicted to see single-digit highs over the next two weeks.

With monthly searches for ‘comfort foods’ exceeding 3,600 and ‘what to eat when you’re sick’ surging to 2,400 each month, meal-box delivery company Chefs Plate, has shared some of their favourite comfort dishes, bursting with seasonal flavours that will have you embracing the colder months as you warm up with the taste of these nourishing recipes.

Homemade soups

When you’re under the weather and dealing with a cold, a comforting bowl of soup is always a great choice. Why not try a delicious and hearty curried chicken and lentil soup that will provide you with a soothing inner warmth? Garnished with cilantro sour cream and served with buttery toasted naan for dipping, it’s the perfect meal for a chilly night.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking a soup with a spicy kick to help relieve sinus congestion, give this steaming tortilla soup a go.

Hearty pies 

Comfort food is the name of the game in this pub-style cottage pie dish. A saucy beef stew is topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked until it reaches golden, cheesy perfection. If you’re craving a unique twist on the classic, consider trying the New England Fish Pie for a delicious culinary adventure.

When you’re in the grips of a stubborn cold, there’s something particularly pleasing about a comforting bowl of stew. It’s not just about the delicious flavours, but also the nourishing qualities that make it a go-to remedy for many. Stews, like this chickpea curry, are known for their ability to provide much-needed comfort when you’re not at your best. The warmth of the dish, the creaminess of the coconut milk, and the rich, earthy flavours of the curry spices work in harmony to soothe your senses. 

For another option, consider a rich and smoky tomato broth simmering away with tender pork and chickpeas. This flavorful stew offers a delightful taste of fall that the whole family can enjoy.

For more recipes, visit Chefs Plate’s website.

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