9 Healthy Alternatives to Comfort Food
According to Statistic Brain, 38% of New Year’s Resolutions are weight-related. Considering that about 45% of Americans make resolutions, that’s a fairly large number. For many, food-related resolutions are particularly challenging because eating healthier can often mean giving up some favorite indulgences! That’s why we’re here to help provide some delicious, healthy alternatives to your favorite meals.
Portobello Burgers (Cooking Light) – This recipe isn’t only a good replacement for an iconic mushroom and swiss burger. Cooking Light recommends saving the extra bell pepper from the sandwich spread and using it for another yummy recipe such as pasta, pizza, or salad.
Whole-Grain French Toast (PopSugar) – French toast is one of the many delicious breakfast dishes that a New Year’s Resolution may not be able to break. With this whole-grain French toast, you won’t feel as bad.
Healthy Fettucine Alfredo (Pinch of Yum) – Healthy fettuccine alfredo sounds like the biggest contradiction ever, but the use of cauliflower puree rather than heavy cream and butter adds flavor to this Italian classic.
Berkeley Veggie Burger (MyRecipes) – Veggie burgers are a great substitute for the calories of a regular burger. Usually, they taste just as good, too!
Shrimp, Spinach and Basil Pizza Bianca (MyRecipes) – This pizza is 291 calories. Yes, you read that correctly! 291! That’s not bad for one of the most-loved dishes in the history of our earth.
Light Chicken Parmesan (Martha Stewart) – When you try this Martha Stewart recipe, you won’t even realize you’re cutting calories.
Three Cheese Macaroni (Food Network) – Three cheese macaroni sounds like a deal breaker when cutting calories. However, on top of parmesan, muenster, and cheddar cheese, there’s also cauliflower and other seasonings that make this recipe healthy and delicious.
Apple & Pear Crisp (PopSugar) – Fruit desserts, although healthy in concept, are usually loaded with sugar. This vegan apple and pear crisp recipe only have a tablespoon of sugar and delectable flavor.
BBQ Chicken Sandwich (Fitness) – Who knew a BBQ sandwich could be so delicious and be good for you!
So, armed with our list, get ready to celebrate the new year by eating…lots of healthy foods!