Even though January your healthy food fest shouldn’t end. This list of 10 easy and healthy comfort food recipes your family will love should keep those healthy meals coming in your house.
When food is delicious you’re not thinking about whether it’s healthy or not. And that’s a good thing. So the more healthy delicious meals you have under your belt the healthier you will eat. These recipes have everything from super healthy proteins to power packed veggie goodness.
I must admit these recipes have made me see eating healthy in a different way. This is what healthy should taste like. With these recipes under your belt you can have comfort food whenever you want and not have to think twice about it.
10 Easy and Healthy Comfort Food Recipes your Family will Love
Mexican Quinoa Skillet
One of the first seriously delicious recipes I feel in love with was Chungah’s One Pan Mexican Quinoa. Her blog Damn Delicious has tons of healthy and delicious recipes. And this Mexican Quinoa Skillet is no except. Though instead of adding canned green chiles I add fresh chopped jalapeños.
Quinoa is an amazing food. Packed with tons of vitamins and protein. I love it and it’s perfect for our Meatless Monday meals. Yum. You can head over to Helen at healthambition.com for more information about the benefits of quinoa.
Pressure Cooker Rosemary Garlic Lemon Chicken
I’m in love with this pressure cooker rosemary garlic lemon chicken. I couldn’t believe it was so quick and easy to make a whole chicken. Something else that made me so excited about this recipe was that it was so easy to makeover. It’s flavorful but delicate enough that you can whip it up into something else.
Kale and Sausage Soup
We make these resolutions to eat healthy at the end of the year then end up being lead astray by our stomachs. This Kale and Sausage Soup doesn’t do that. Load it up with additional vegetables if you want. It’s so delicious, you’ll think you are Popeye. If you don’t have a pressure cooker just simmer for 30 minutes stove top and enjoy.
Thai Curry Soup
This Thai Curry Soup from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is Delicious and healthy with tons of vegetables. You can swap out the shrimp in this recipe for chicken. Either way it’s absolutely delicious.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
My family was so in love with these Turkey Pumpkin Chili I has to make a double serving then make it again the next week. The pumpkin really amps up the nutritional value of the chili. We made this recipe in the pressure cooker but making it stove stop doesn’t take anyway from the flavor.
This vegetarian korma recipe come from Kristen over at the endless meal. Absolutely delicious. Great for you Meatless Monday meal. To make this recipe vegan just remove the yogurt. The use of potatoes and cauliflower really gives the recipe depth and makes it really filling.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
We have a friend that does BeachBody and they swear by this crust so we had to try it. This cauliflower crust pizza recipe is from Delish. I initially thought they were crazy when they talked about cauliflower crust but it was actually pretty good. Make sure to keep it healthy and make a vegetarian pizza.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tacos
I like my tacos with a bit of bit and these Butternut Squash and Chickpeas Tacos deliver on that. Especially, if you add a bit of jalapeño to that cilantro lime crema. The butternut is soft and the chickpeas are crispy with acid from the cilantro lime crema it is heavenly.
Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
I also like to make these with small peppers for parties. I love anything that’s tasty and don’t have to think about. If you’re like me you are always running around doing 15 things at one time. That’s why the Crock-Potand pressure cooker come in handy.The original stuffed pepper recipe uses ground beef but I’ve also used ground turkey.
This is hubby’s masterpiece. Simple, quick and delicious. I love this Broiled Salmon along with some balsamic green beans (and rice). This is definitely a no brainer when you want a healthy and delicious meal.
So are you hungry yet? With these 10 easy and healthy comfort food recipes in your pocket, you can stay on track with your healthy eating. It was hard to narrow this list down to 10 so you can plan on seeing another round up like this again soon.
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*article updated March 31, 2018