Need meals for a cold day? Whether you need cozy snow day meals after playing in the snow with kids, meals to warm you up on a cold winter night, winter meals on a budget, or some cold weather comfort food, these are easy recipes your family will love!
Recipes and Meals for a Cold Day
What should I eat on a cold day?
- Southwest chicken crockpot soup (one of our absolute favorite chicken recipes for cold days!)
- White bean chicken chili
- Slow cooker green beans and potatoes recipe
- Oven ham and cheese sliders
- Homemade hot chocolate
- Warm fried biscuits with warm dipping sauces
- Hot charcuterie board
- Warm graze board
- Oven Smores
- Microwave smores
- Hot chocolate bar (perfect after playing in the snow and winter day recipes with friends)
- Gooey warm brownies
Don’t miss the full list of easy cold weather meals and recipe ideas below!
ALSO CHECK OUT: What can you do on a snowy day inside and outside?
Recipes for Meals for a Cold Day and Dinner Ideas For Winter Nights
These kid friendly meals for cold weather are easy dinner ideas and even winter lunch ideas for friends after playing in the snow or being out on a cold night!
If you’re doing snow day activities with kids, definitely add this Recipe For Snow Ice Cream and also this Snow Taffy Recipe. Super fun food ideas with snow!
What do you eat on a cold snow day?
Ideas for best meals on a cold day and best crock pot meals for cold days, snow day recipes, and rainy day foods. We also included desserts and drinks to add to your best meals when it's cold and good recipes for snow days!
Our #1 favorite crockpot meals for a cold day! You can increase or decrease the spicy soup level to your liking. Add this to your good meals for a cold rainy day, too!
Another one of our favorite crockpot dinner ideas for winter nights! This white bean chicken chili recipe can easily be converted to vegetarian by leaving out the chicken and adding more beans. (And it's one of those healthy cold weather recipes!)
These baked sandwiches in the oven are the perfect cold day comfort food! The juicy, sweet ham pairs well with the melted Swiss cheese for amazing baked sliders!
One of the best easy hot meals! Put these green beans and potatoes in crockpot before you head out for your snow day activities, and it's ready when you get back! Perfect if you're looking for vegetarian meals for a cold day!
This homemade hot chocolate without a hot chocolate mix will quickly become your favorite when you’re looking for what’s good to cook on a cold day, especially a rainy day food or after playing in the snow!
These easy fried biscuits make for a warm comforting cold day snack and it's a quick and easy recipe. Add apple butter or cinnamon sugar for a special snow day treat!
Looking for a little out side the box for classic dishes for cold weather? Try a warm graze board, where you add different melted cheeses, hot dips, warm breads, etc. Perfect for warming up after cold night activities!
Wondering what can you do in the snow at home? If you're hunkering down inside on a cold day and want indoor snow day activities, how about oven smores? Fun and easy snow day treat!
Need a quick and easy snow day recipe? Here's how to make s'mores in the microwave — easy recipe that can be ready in about 2 minutes! Another good treat if you want fun recipes for snow days!
If you're making fun kid-friendly meals for cold weather, definitely add monster milk! It's a fun indoor winter idea where kids can make their own monsters to put in the drink. (Warm it up for a snow day hot drink!)
What better way to get warm on a cold night than with some piping hot, gooey brownies?