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Healthy Comfort Foods to Get You Through the Winter Months

posted: 12/04/17
by: Kristine Boyd

 

The cold months have us craving warm comfort foods. However, things like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and lasagna aren't exactly healthy options. No need to give these foods up for good! Finding ways to incorporate indulgent food into your healthy lifestyle is a fun challenge. With just a few simple swaps can make your favorite meals healthier! With these lighter dishes, you can have all the comfort foods you desire this winter season.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from Bites of Flavor

Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn't mean you have to stop eating mashed potatoes. Try using cauliflower instead of potatoes for a lighter version! Adding garlic and seasoning makes this mash the perfect savory side dish. After trying these you won't want to make normal mashed potatoes again!

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Lighter Chicken Parmesan from
Joyful Healthy Eats

Deep fried chicken covered with cheese and sauce over a big plate of noodles sounds amazing after a long day. But chicken parmesan can get to be over 1000 calories! No need to worry, we have the perfect healthy chicken parmesan recipe that will satisfy that craving. Baked chicken with cheese and tomato sauce over zucchini noodles is so delicious you won't miss the real thing!

Turkey Chili Mac from Organize Yourself Skinny

Chili mac is a childhood favorite comfort food. The warm and gooey pasta dish is the ultimate comfort meal. This spicy, creamy and satisfying dish doesn't have to be unhealthy. Making it with turkey and less cheese makes for a lighter, but still delicious, version of your favorite childhood meal!

check out this turkey chili Mac n cheese with diced jalepenos!! oh mama this is good! recipe going up this week!

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Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna from Julia Salbum

Layers of pasta, cheese and sauce just got a whole lot healthier! Get all your veggies in for the day with this butternut squash and spinach lasagna. You and your family won't even notice that you are eating a healthy meal. This is the perfect swap for traditional lasagna!

Healthy Apple Crisp from Healthy Liv

No need to skip dessert! This apple crisp contains all whole foods and healthy ingredients. Using healthy swaps like oats, almond flour and maple syrup make this the perfect healthy treat. Don't be fooled by the healthy ingredients, this apple crisp is absolutely delicious! You'll want to make this over and over again!

My favorite-ever healthy apple crisp recipe is on the blog today ? link in bio!

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With just a few healthy ingredients you can turn your indulgent comfort food to a delicious healthy meal. These recipes will satisfy all your junk food cravings this winter. Stay warm and enjoy these delicious meals. For more recipe ideas go to TLCme.com/food!