As the weather gets colder, we’re craving comfort food to beat the winter blues. Instead of the typical heavy, stodgy meals, we’ve found healthy alternatives that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out.
Best Healthy Comfort Food Deliveries
A healthier alternative to the classic pie. Inspired by the classic French-Canadian Tourtière, a Grateful Pie is made with a light olive oil crust and a delicious filling of green lentils flavoured with Bramley apple, onion, celery, mushroom, potato and seasoned with aromatic spices. It contains only ten ingredients, a blend of aromatic spices, and is vegan.
Grateful Pies are priced at £14.95 and available with nationwide delivery and at ten independent London retailers including The Grocery (Shoreditch), Seasons & Blossoms (Islington) and Shepherd Foods (Primrose Hill).
Warming curries are perfect for the winter months, and Cinnamon Kitchen is offering a delivery menu that includes everything from Punjabi samosas through to Rogan Josh Welsh lamb curry, stir-fried Kerala shrimps with curry leaf and black pepper, and home-style cauliflower and potato curry with ginger and coriander (vegan). Our favourite is the house black lentils.
Available to order via Deliveroo, Supper, Just Eat and Uber Eats, within select London postcodes.
No1 Food Prep
With No1 Bootcamp’s 12 years of industry experience providing delicious and nutritious meals across their fitness camps, their sister company No1 Food Prep offers bespoke meal plans that are created by their team of leading nutritionists for optimal results, with no sacrifice to taste. Meals are all macro calculated and ideal for those looking to support their training. Winter warmer dishes include slow braised lamb shoulder, pumpkin & chickpea Thai red curry, Keralan roasted chicken, wild mushroom nut roast, maple pecan overnight oats, and apple & blackberry pancakes with coconut butterscotch sauce.
No1 Food Prep is currently offering 20% off its 4-week packages – perfect for getting through the final week of lockdown.
24 Carrot’s delivery service offers delicious vegan small plates, paired with a vegan wine delivered straight to your door. The first of its kind, 24 Carrot delivers eight tasting dishes created to share. Menus change monthly and are curated by its team of chefs, with flavour and creativity taking centre stage in every dish.
The first 24 Carrot menu, Winter Vol 1, includes dishes such as smoked paprika potato salad with romesco dressing, spiced saag paneer, pad Thai brown rice noodles with flamed tofu lime chilli dressing, spiced sweet potato massaman curry with charred sweetcorn, winter squash & butter bean tagine with smoked almond dukkah.
Each 24 Carrot tasting experience is priced at £55 and includes delivery across the UK.
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After graduating from Cambridge University with a triple First, Rosie decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry rather than follow the traditional path of her peers in investment banking. Unable to shake off the fast-paced routine she developed in her City job, she achieves balance by winding down in yoga sessions, escaping on fitness retreats, and going for extended brunches that somehow seem to wind up in a hidden gem of a cocktail bar.