Healthy Comfort Food Recipe Roundup

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With so many of us working from home and the lines of work and home blending and feelings of overwhelm may be setting in, why not give yourself a break with some healthy comfort food?

We all love comfort food because, well, it’s comforting. It makes us feel like we’re back at home with family or in our favorite place snuggled up on the couch.

Comfort food doesn’t mean you have to forgo healthy ingredients

But comfort food doesn’t mean you can’t still keep your healthy habits. Maintaining a healthy diet of fiber, protein, and healthy fats is important; otherwise your mind and body will feel sluggish and not operate at their optimal capacity.

Don’t worry, though, this post has some of my favorite healthy comfort food recipes. And the best part is that they’re super easy to make, and many of them will leave you with leftovers so you don’t have to plan as many meals for the week!

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

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Instant pot apple cinnamon steel cut oats are much easier to make than on the stovetop and done in no time. These oats are just as nutritious as they are delicious and will keep you full and satisfied for hours! View the recipe.

Superfood Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

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Enjoy one of my favorite comfort foods with nutritious ingredient swaps that create a decadent, gluten-free and vegan banana bread that is filled with superfoods! View the recipe.

One Pot Healthy Turkey Lentil Chili


Having a good chili recipe is essential for when the cooler months of Fall and Winter hit. This One Pot Healthy Turkey Lentil Chili is a great way to infuse plant-based ingredients into a dish while going unnoticed. View the recipe.

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna


All of the savory flavors of fall wrapped up into a comforting slice of comfort food. This vegan butternut squash and kale lasagna has gone through a serious healthy makeover by using lentil lasagna for a boost in protein and fiber, as well as basil cashew cream for a dairy free cheese alternative. Every bite is guaranteed to be decadent and full of flavor! View the recipe.

Rich & Creamy Cauliflower Vegan Alfredo

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We are giving the cream-filled alfredo classic a healthier twist with the help of roasted cauliflower and cashews. This rich and creamy cauliflower vegan alfredo is just as decadent as the real deal, but made so that you can enjoy the comforting flavors of alfredo a little more often. View the recipe.

15-Minute Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

15-minute vegan mac and cheese (and gluten free!)

This recipe for vegan pumpkin mac and cheese couldn’t get any easier to make and only requires seven ingredients! Try it tonight and get dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes. Plus, you’ll probably feel less stressed and more confident in the kitchen, too! View the recipe.

Cozy Vegan Pot Pie

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This cozy vegan pot pie recipe is a healthier twist on my mom’s famous chicken pot pie and will have you going back for seconds. The creamy filling is topped with easy and delicious gluten-free biscuits. You can’t mess this one up, I promise! View the recipe.

Easy Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Bites

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These vegan cookie dough energy bites are everything you love about chocolate chip cookies, minus the baking part. Get the recipe below with a secret ingredient that you won’t want to miss! View the recipe.

Quick & Easy Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding

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This Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding is made with minimal ingredients, packed with protein and is the perfect healthy treat that takes about 5 minutes to make!VIEW THE RECIPE

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie Muffins

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Imagine a decadent, fudgy brownie that is deceptively indulgent, but secretly filled with nutritious ingredients. Yes, my friends, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with this recipe for double chocolate sweet potato brownie muffins! View the recipe.

-Carly Paige

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