25 Comfort Food Dishes Made Healthy
Spiralized Squash & Pancetta Pizza
Who says pizza can't be healthy?
Recipe: Try our Spiralized Squash & Pancetta Pizza
This saucy dish uses whole wheat egg noodles and light sour cream to keep calorie count low and delicious-ness levels high.
Recipe: Try our Chicken Paprikash
Roasted Eggplants with Sicilian-Style Cannellini Beans
This vegetarian dish is packed with plenty of protein thanks to beans and pine nuts. Looking for flavor? Rosemary, parsley, and chiles won't leave you disappointed.
Recipe: Try our Roasted Eggplants with Sicilian-Style Cannellini Beans
Moroccan Chicken & Chickpea Stew
You could make yourself that same stew you've been cooking up for years... or you could add chickpeas and lemon zest for a tasty (and healthy) twist!
Recipe: Try our Moroccan Chicken & Chickpea Stew
Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Paprika Oil
Creamy... without the cream! Hold the milk and heavy cream when making this recipe – all you need are cauliflower, chicken stock, and a blender to get that smooth texture.
Recipe: Try our Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Paprika Oil
Red Chicken Enchiladas
There's so much spicy Tex-Mex flavor bursting out of these lightened-up enchiladas, you'll be making them again and again.
Recipe: Try our Red Chicken Enchiladas
Rachael Ray's Tomato Soup with Polenta
Ever tried polenta in soup? Rach's yum-o recipe will make you wonder why you haven't.
Recipe: Try Rachael's Tomato Soup with Polenta
Easy Shrimp Fajitas
Shrimp. Guac. Salsa. Veggies. Healthy comfort food doesn't get much better (or easier) than this!
Recipe: Try our Easy Shrimp Fajitas
Farro Spaghetti with Zucchini & Onions
Turns out, you can down platefuls of spaghetti without feeling guilty!
Recipe: Try our Farro Spaghetti with Zucchini & Onions
Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas
Tostadas are basically open-faced tacos. Keep 'em on the healthy side by using grilled chicken, reduced-fat cheese, and low-sodium black beans.
Recipe: Try our Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas
Three Bean Chili
In case you were curious, the three beans in this dish are black beans, pinto beans, and chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Stir them up with veggies and spices for a savory comfort food like no other.
Recipe: Try our Three Bean Chili
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Substituting spaghetti squash for regular pasta is one of the easiest ways to cut calories. And with tasty ingredients like pancetta, onion, and parmesan, who can tell the difference?
Recipe: Try our Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
New & Improved England Clam Chowder
In this case, "new and improved" means adding fresh thyme, sweet smoked paprika, and chickpea flour to a classic recipe.
Recipe: Try our New & Improved England Clam Chowder
Linguine with Butternut Squash & Leeks
Just can't do away with regular pasta noodles? No problem! To make this dish, mix linguine with spiralized butternut squash for a creamy pasta dinner that's still low in carbs.
Recipe: Try our Linguine with Butternut Squash & Leeks
Beef Chili with Pickled Jalapeños
This spicy chili is not only full of good-for-you ingredients, but also provides some serious flavor thanks to jalapeños and a pour of beer!
Recipe: Try our Beef Chili with Pickled Jalapeños
Roast Mushrooms & Kale over Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Add some veggies to mashed sweet potatoes for a healthy power meal.
Recipe: Try our Roast Mushrooms and Kale over Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Shredded Steak Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
This sammie is just as good as anything you'll find at a BBQ restaurant, minus the not-so-good-for-you stuff.
Recipe: Try our Shredded Steak Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
You're only a few ingredients away from this healthy take on crispy chicken. It's bound to become your new low-carb go-to on chilly nights.
Recipe: Try our Quinoa-Crusted Chicken
Lemongrass Chicken & Rice Soup
This has way more flavor and texture than your typical chicken soup. With a hot pepper kick, it's sure to warm you from the inside out.
Recipe: Try our Lemongrass Chicken & Rice Soup
Pork Chops with Apples
This healthy and hearty comfort meal gets a flavor boost from a secret ingredient: ginger beer!
Recipe: Try our Pork Chops with Apples
Seared Scallops with Shiitakes
Clementines, veggies, and protein-packed scallops make this dish super nutritious, while a mixture of Worcestershire sauce and balsamic glaze amp up flavor.
Recipe: Try our Seared Scallops with Shiitakes
Mac 'n' Goat Cheese
Macaroni and cheese: it's the ultimate comfort food! Cut down on pasta by loading up on goat cheese, veggies, and walnuts.
Recipe: Try our Mac 'n' Goat Cheese
Black Bean Soup
There's nothing but fresh, wholesome ingredients in this soup. Make it even healthier by using low-sodium black beans and light sour cream.
Recipe: Try our Black Bean Soup
Grilled Tilapia with Chimichurri & Corn Salad
Herby chimichurri freshens up buttery tilapia, while a mixture of onions, corn, and bell peppers add a satisfying crunch.
Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto
This creamy risotto is comfort food to the max.
Recipe: Try our Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto