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Healthier Comfort Food Recipes

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10/15/2015 07:00am ET | Updated January 4, 2018
Pinch of Yum, Damn Delicious, Minimalist Baker

When it’s cold outside and we feel the chill in our bones, or when something traumatic happens in the news, all we want to do is warm our body and soul with warm, hearty, cheese-filled comfort food recipes. Give us the mac and cheese, the ziti and the lasagna. Two servings of them if we can. The only problem with that is after a couple weeks of eating this way, we can no longer close the button on our pants.

Unless you have a wardrobe full of one-size-up pants to keep you dressed throughout the colder months, we suggest incorporating some healthy comfort food recipes into your cold-weather recipe repertoire. We know “healthy” and “comfort food” are not words that go together very often, but trust us ― it exists and it is good. We have the recipes to prove it.

1
Cauliflower Noodle Lasagna
The Iron You
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2
White Bean And Pumpkin Pork Chili
Foodie Crush
3
Healthy Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake
Pinch of Yum
4
Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Feasting At Home
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5
Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
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6
Mushroom And Leek Quiche With Spaghetti Squash Crust
Bell'alimento
7
Celery Root Mash With Dill Oil
A Cozy Kitchen
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8
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
Jo Cooks
9
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots
Minimalist Baker
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10
Saucy Mexican Chicken Skillet
The Wanderlust Kitchen
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11
Three Bean Chili
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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12
Mini Avocado And Hummus Quesadilla
Cookin' Canuck
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13
Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie
Pinch of Yum
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14
Lasagna Soup
Damn Delicious
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15
Skinny Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
Damn Delicious
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16
Penne Bake With Spinach And Tomatoes
Bev Cooks
17
Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili With Avocado
Cookie + Kate
18
Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash And Cheese
Completely Delicious
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19
Creamy Chicken And Mushroom Soup
Damn Delicious
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20
Paprika Parsnip Fries
A House In The Hills
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21
Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes
Lemons And Basil
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22
'Kale'sadilla
Simply Recipes
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23
Mini Cauliflower Pizzas
Damn Delicious
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