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5 Stew Recipes for the Cold Days Ahead

By Molly Hurford, Outside, 11/08/19, 3:45PM CST

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Try these five stew recipes to keep you warm during the cold winter months.

When temperatures drop, comfort food calls—and we’re not talking about post-ride pizza or macaroni and cheese. It’s stew and soup season, folks. 

Stews and soups taste rich and fill you up, but they also serve as a nutritional powerhouse: you can fill a steaming pot with fiber-packed vegetables, protein-dense meats and legumes, and energy-rich carbohydrates and eat it all week long. Here, a few athlete chefs share their favorite recipes for eating healthy and hearty come winter.  

All of these recipes, which serve four to six people, are customizable in terms of carbohydrate content, so you can adjust how much bread, rice, or pasta you add, depending on your training volume. Serve with a slice of sourdough bread or a grilled cheese on the side if you need more calories.