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Holiday Comfort Food but Make it Healthy: 5 Recipes to Try

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We all know this routine well: the holidays roll around and we continuously stuff ourselves full like a turkey on Thanksgiving day with sweets and heavy comfort foods. Let’s change the same old narrative this year with some healthy -and hearty- holiday comfort food recipes you’ll love.

1. Shepherd's Pie

Using olive oil instead of butter, lean meats, a boat-load of fresh veggies, and a whipped cauli-mash topping – this is the ultimate healthy shepherd’s pie recipe!

2. Lasagna

Swap out some of the heavier ingredients in a traditional lasagna recipe to lighten it up! Try switching the wheat noodles out with some gluten free, brown rice pasta noodles, or use chickpea lasagna pasta sheets. Instead of the dense ricotta-egg mixture in between your layering, try using low-fat cottage cheese. These simple swaps could save you a few hundred calories and drastically decrease the amount of saturated fat per batch!

3. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Want a delicious comfort food meal in 30 minutes or less? Then check out this Whole30-approved chicken pot pie recipe! Fresh veggies, almond milk, chicken broth, and flavorful spices all come together into a delicious dish – this is a must-try!

4. Mashed Potatoes

Low in fat, minimal in calories, and all the comfort is what you’ll find in this tasty, healthy mashed potatoes recipe. Coming in at less than 200 calories per serving, this recipe is a must-serve dish for the holidays.

5. Apple Pie

We couldn’t pull this list together for holiday comfort food and not include an apple pie recipe! Perfect for cold winter nights, this warm dessert is where it’s at for a healthy treat. With whole wheat flour and some maple syrup instead of the traditional brown sugar, you won't miss any of the flavor with this sweet treat!

Check out our other blog posts today for more fun, and tasty recipes!

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