22 Healthy Comfort-Food Recipes: Meatloaf, Mac 'n Cheese & More
Meatloaf & MashiesWho doesn't love hearty meatloaf and fluffy mashed potatoes? We keep the stats low with lean meats and light add-ins, and we bulk up the portion sizes with lots of veggies... including cauliflower hidden in most of our mashies!
The only thing better than a tasty turkey loaf with a side of buttery mashies? Cupcake-shaped turkey loaves with mashie "frosting" and veggie "sprinkles" on top! Kids and grown-ups will love these portion-controlled treats. And with stats this low, feel free to have two at a time. (Pssst... Watch how they're made!)
Say CheeseGrilled cheese, mac 'n cheese, cheese grits... Cheese is MVP in the land of comfort food! Light ingredients are key here, in order to avoid a calorie catastrophe...
Chili & CornbreadWhen it comes to comfort food, the combo of chili & cornbread could give meatloaf 'n mashies a run for its money. If this duo's more your speed, dig right on in...
Slow-Cooker Comfort FoodIf the above turkey-chili recipe wasn't enough, we've got more slow-cooker creations for you to sink your teeth into. Slow-cooker recipes have two big benefits for comfort-food lovers: the immense flavor and the ease of set-it-and-forget-it cooking.
Mac & cheese is basically the mother of all comfort foods. Slow-cooked butternut squash does a masterful job of adding flavor and expanding the portion size of this dish. (We snuck some cauliflower in there too!) If butternut doesn't do it for you, we've got plenty more mac & cheese recipes to peruse...
Cozy CasserolesAhh, the convenience of a multi-serving casserole: perfect for make-ahead family meals. These are also great if you want to cook something up on a Sunday and have speedy comfort food available throughout the week.
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Happy Pick Strawberries Day, May 20th. Pick some strawberries (or pick some up at the store), and stuff them with PB and chocolate... This recipe is a must.
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