All 35 of these Healthy Comfort Food Recipes are easy to make and taste great! Even picky eaters will love them and no one will know they are healthier!
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Is it just me or does the fall scream comfort food?
I don’t even know why I’m asking that. I KNOW it’s not just me.
Come cold weather we all just want to cozy up under a blanket and eat creamy, carby foods until the end of time because it just makes the cold weather a little more bearable.
Well I am all about eating the “real versions” of foods (you can check out my food philosophy here) I also appreciate classic comfort foods made healthy and I figured you might too!
What are comfort foods?
Comfort food is typically a food that provides some kind of nostalgic or sentimental value to someone. A lot of times they are easy to prepare and higher in carbs. The sentimental value might be individual or could be a cultural thing!
Classic Comfort Food Meals
When we’re thinking about comfort foods some the classics are:
Get the picture? Cozy carby meals that just make you feel good!
Healthy Comfort Food Staples
You can make healthy comfort food recipes by doing few swaps, but you’ll need to have a few ingredients on hand that usually aid you in making these foods a little more nourishing:
Greek yogurt – a lot of times you can swap Greek yogurt into recipes that call for sour cream to give the same creaminess. Although, there is usually a little bit more tang when you swap in Greek yogurt, so be careful! I love using it for Greek yogurt Mac and Cheese.
Chickpea pasta – I love using chickpea pasta instead of regular flour pasta as it adds some complex carbs, fiber and protein. This kind of pasta keeps you full and also tastes great! I love using it to make Instant Pot Pasta Primavera
Air Fryer – okay, this isn’t an ingredient. BUT, a lot of comfort foods are deep fried so using an air fryer can give you that same crispy goodness but without having to use as much oil! I LOVE my Big Boss Air Fryer!
Now, let’s get onto the healthy comfort food recipes!