9 Healthy Comfort Foods


Cooler temperatures and shorter days make us turn our nose up at summer salads and crave warm comfort foods. The traditional versions of these foods can sabotage your health and fitness goals. However, with a few tweaks and creative ingredients, you can get the comfort food you love in a delicious and healthy way!

Healthy Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is my personal favorite comfort food! Here are three great healthy hacks so you can get your cheesy fix.

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese


Find the recipe at Cookingalamel.com(link to: )

Vegan Mac & Cheese


Find the recipe at Veganyumminess.com

Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Find the recipe at Spicysouthernkitchen.com.

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

I didn’t know it was possible to improve on the potato, but these 2 healthy comfort food recipes prove me wrong!

Slow Cooker Garlic Herbed Mashed Cauliflower

Find the recipe at Wickedspatula.com.

Vegan Mashed Cauliflower

Find the recipe at Thehonoursystem.com.

Healthy French Fries

Speaking of potatoes….

Oven Baked French Fries

Find the recipe at Birchbox.com.

Baked Zucchini Fries

Find the recipe at Damndelicious.net.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries

Find the recipe at Inspiralized.com.

Healthy Homemade Pizza

If you are looking for a healthy pizza crust, look no further than the recipe below! My only suggestion is to opt for the frozen “pre-riced” cauliflower that they have at Trader Joe’s. It will save you a load of time that you can spend eating more healthy pizza!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Find the recipe at Detoxinista.com.

These are a few of my favorite healthy comfort foods but I’d love to know yours! Leave your favorite recipes and healthy food hacks in the comments below!


Tara Coleman

Tara Coleman is a Clinical Nutritionist with a private practice in San Diego, CA. She speaks nationally on the topics of health and nutrition and has been cited as a nutrition expert by media such as NBC, FOX, SELF, Cosmopolitan and Dr. Oz The Good Life. Download her FREE 4 Step Nutrition Quick Start Guide and start feeling better today!

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