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Top 5 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Sometimes you just want to bundle up with some warm soup, your favorite comfort food snack, and the couch. But don’t let those cravings for that sometimes fat-laden and high calorie food sabotage your weight loss plan. Enjoy these healthy comfort food recipes and have a serving when you want something tasty and soothing in your belly!

1. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This is a healthy take on everyone’s favorite comfort food – mashed potatoes, but made with cauliflower. One of winter’s superfoods, cauliflower is a superstar veggie because it has so many nutrients like vitamins B1 & B2, along with loads of fiber to help you feel full and not overeat. This makes a great side dish, too if you’re headed to a potluck!

2. Kale & Quinoa Minestrone

We’re already dreaming about this yummy soup that has so many healthy ingredients in every bite. Quinoa is gluten-free and is a good source of protein, too! It’s also got calcium and vitamin E to keep bones and skin healthy all season long. Make some of this tonight and keep the leftovers for lunch the next day – yum!

3. Grown Up Grilled Cheese

If you weren’t convinced on the benefits of cauliflower before, you will be after reading this! The nutrients in cauliflower are known to help prevent bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer and the antioxidants and sulphur-containing minerals help to detoxify the body. Enjoy this awesome veggie in a skinny version of this comfort food favorite – yum!

4.Avocado Black Bean Enchiladas

Who doesn’t love enchiladas? Well instead of having ones that are full of heavy cheeses and sour cream, opt for this healthier version that’s full of good stuff. Black beans have a long list of health benefits from their nutrients like fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and phytonutrients. These all act together to help control cholesterol levels and support heart health.

 

5. Banana Pancakes

Have a bit of a sweet tooth or want to have a bit of breakfast for dinner? Well these healthy banana pancakes are your answer! Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt, and have so many other nutrients that they are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke. Enjoy a delicious dose of bananas in these hearty pancakes that are made with heart healthy oats for some tasty comfort food any time of the day!

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