3 Comfort Food Feasts Made Healthy

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As the weather gets colder, most of us are drawn to cuddly couches, warm blankets, and comfort food. Unfortunately, most of the comfort foods we know and love (lasagna, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, grilled cheese and tomato soup) are loaded with calories, carbs, and other ingredients that can completely throw us off our fitness and nutrition goals. But don’t worry: we’ve got a few healthier options for you that will still let you enjoy the delectable without overdoing it.

3 Healthy (But Still Delicious) Spins on Your Comfort Food Favorites

Go ahead, try to tell us that these don’t sound like the best meals ever:

1) Healthy Green Bean Casserole

This recipe from EatingWell will be the perfect side for a lean and healthy Thanksgiving. Click the link for step-by-step instructions, hit the grocery store for these following ingredients:
– 2 1/2 pounds of green beans
– 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
– 1 medium onion
– 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
– 3/4 teaspoon of salt
– 1/4 teaspoon of white or black pepper
– 2 1/2 cups of low-fat milk
– 1 1/2 cups of fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup of shredded or crumbled cheese

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food healthy2) Cauliflower Mac ‘N Cheese

What’s better than mac and cheese? Maybe this low-carb version from KetoConnect. You’ll need:
– 6-8 cups of cauliflower
– 2 slices of thick cut bacon
– 1/2 medium onion
– 2 cloves garlic
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese plus an additional half for the topping
– 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
– 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1/2 ounce of pork rinds

healthy comfort3) Skinny Pigs in the Blanket

This dish is perfect for the big game with your fitness-minded friends. Grab the ingredients for this recipe from The Skinny Fork:
– 14 ounces (about 40) of mini turkey sausages
– 2 8 ounce cans of refrigerated reduced fat crescent roll dough
– 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
– 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
– 1 1/2 tablespoons of dry grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 1/2 teaspoons of crushed rosemary
– 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

So, go ahead: throw on a chunky sweater, slip on some thick socks and cozy up on the couch with one of these delicious meals!

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