55 Ways to Make Comfort Food Healthier (+ Infographic)

All month, I’ve been thinking about what exactly qualifies a recipe as healthier, particularly when it comes to hearty, warming winter favorites. While this list is not at all inclusive, here are 8 ways I’ve found to “health-ify” your comfort food.  Each of the 55 recipes below is hyperlinked, to get you started on your comfort food cooking!

How are you making your comfort food healthier?


Cilantro Lime Chicken Chicken and goat cheese stuffed peppers Buffalo lentil meatballs Paleo pesto meatballs Turkey chili Taco bake Skinnier meatloaf Grown up hamburger helper Lasagna bolognese Thai chicken Buffalo chicken sloppy joes Cottage pie Spinach meatballs Turkey lasagna Lettuce wraps Quinoa corn chowder Thai beef tacos Chowder Mexican lasagna Avocado Chowder Roasted tomato soup Alfredo Veal bolognese Butternut lasagna Baked mac Pumpkin pasta Spiced lasagna Pumpkin mac Catfish Coconut chicken Fish sticks Sesame chicken Falafel Grilled chicken Shrimp jambalaya Thai soup Cauliflower casserole Poblano casserole Thai eggs Barley risotto Freekah burgers Chicken farro Fried rice Baked chicken Quinoa chili Pizza lentils Tortilla soup Lentil burgers Cauliflower chili Cauliflower soup Brown rice burgers Lentil bolognese Stuffed peppers Baked pumpkins Savvy Eats Image Map


  1. says

    I am ALL about healthy comfort foods! I love things that are cheesy, creamy, and carby. These are such great tips for making those cheesy, creamy, and carby foods a little more virtuous. 🙂 Thanks for linking to Oh My Veggies too!