57 Healthy Recipe Makeovers
Healthy comfort food
But there’s one teensy problem. Typically loaded with fat and calories, comfort food can become a once-in-a-while treat rather than a staple.
But we can help. We took a look at some of our favorite dishes, from waffles to whoopie pies, and gave them a healthy makeover. Finally, cozy without the extra calories!
Spaghetti Squash With Meatballs
Try this recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Meatballs
It doesn't get much more classic than spaghetti and meatballs, and now you can swap out all those carbs for low-calorie—yet tasty—squash.
Ingredients: Spaghetti squash, grapeseed oil, yellow onion, crushed red pepper, minced garlic, fresh oregano, strained tomatoes, kosher salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil cooking spray, old-fashioned oats, grass-fed ground beef, egg, Parmesan cheese
Wedge Salad With Shitake "Bacon"
Try this recipe: Wedge Salad With Shitake "Bacon"
Bacon is all kinds of delicious, but high in saturated fats and calories. To slim down the traditional wedge salad dish, try substituting it for baked shiitakes in this satisfying, easy-to-make recipe.
Ingredients: Avocado oil, whole buttermilk, sour cream, fresh flat-leaf parsley, fresh chives, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, olive oil, romaine lettuce, plum tomatoes, blue cheese
Try this recipe: Crab Cakes
With bell peppers, celery and mixed greens, this protein-rich classic doesn't skimp on the veggies.
Ingredients: Fresh jumbo crabmeat, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, avocado oil mayonnaise (or olive oil mayonnaise), scallion, celery, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, arrowroot, egg whites, grapeseed oil, spinach-arugula blend, fresh lemon juice
Slow-Cooker Turkey-Vegetable Soup
Try this recipe: Slow-Cooker Turkey-Vegetable Soup
Packed with veggies and lean protein, this hearty slow-cooker dish is perfect for eating in on the weekend.
Ingredients: Yellow onion, celery, garlic, thyme, sage, grapeseed oil, turkey, chicken broth, carrots, parsnips, kale, barley, salt, black pepper, zucchini, lemon juice.
Try this recipe: Vegetable Potpie
What's better on a cold day than breaking open the crust of a piping hot potpie? This healthier version is chock full of vegetables, like carrots, mushrooms, peas and cauliflower.
Ingredients: Spelt flour, all-purpose flour, thyme, salt, baking powder, black pepper, unsalted butter, grapeseed oil, carrots, yellow onion, celery, cremini mushrooms, garlic, turnips, cauliflower, vegetable broth, green peas.
Try this recipe: Turkey Meatloaf
Try this recipe: Power Waffle
Whole-Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Easy French Toast Casserole
Try this recipe: Easy French Toast Casserole
Coconut French Toast with Raspberry Syrup
CarbLovers Club Sandwich
Try this recipe: CarbLovers Club Sandwich