Healthy Comfort Foods

Featured Article,Healthy Meal Ideas,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
December 27, 2012

You’ll feel even more warm and fuzzy when you forgo the bad-for-you stuff in exchange for these healthy comfort foods

Miracle Makeover Meatloaf
California Walnut Board
Miracle Makeover Meatloaf
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Traditional comfort foods are often high in calories and low in nutrition. These 12 healthy comfort foods come revamped in satisfying and healthy ways.

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French Toast Apple Cobbler

This hearty fusion of french toast and apple cobbler happily blurs the line between dessert and brunch.

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Miracle Makeover Meatloaf

Ground turkey and chopped walnuts make this meatloaf a healthful choice.

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

The best thing about this yummy, cheesy pasta and cauliflower dish is that it comes together so fast.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

How can one possibly improve on such a near-perfect food as mashed potatoes? By folding in tangy, earthy goat cheese, of course!

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Smart Spaghetti and Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Lighter than traditional meatballs, these poultry versions are tasty and baked instead of fried

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Chicken Pot Pie with Cremini and Shiitake Mushrooms

This version of pot pie is loaded with vegetables, including cremini and shiitake mushrooms, and the crust is trans-fat-free.

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Cincinnati Chili

The unexpected addition of spaghetti isn’t the only thing that makes Cincinnati Chili stand out—the mix of aromatic herbs and spices with just the right amount of chocolate undertone makes this recipe a crowd pleaser, and kids love the combination of the two very kid-friendly foods.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Piquant Sauce

A fresh, flavorful vegan sauce lends spice to classic corn on the cob.

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Easy Chicken and Dumplings from Holly Clegg

Nothing says “home comfort” like the smell of simmering chicken soup in your kitchen.

A strawberry shortcake recipe that is Paleo Diet approved.

Strawberry Shortcakes

A tasty spin on a southern classic.

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Squash and Greens Winter Lasagna

Butternut squash and turnip greens—unlikely for lasagna, but so good.

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Grits and Greens

The tofu gives this dish a smoky flavor. Carnivores can substitute bacon for a similar effect.

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