21 Lightened-Up Comfort Food Recipes
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I don’t know about you, but this winter weather we’ve been having on the east coast has me craving comfort food. Warm, hearty, stick to your bones kinda food.
That presents a calorie conundrum though, since I’m about to go on vacation in a couple of weeks! I can’t really afford to indulge in heavy dishes, and let’s be honest, most of the comfort foods we love tend to be on the heavy side. That’s why these lightened-up comfort food recipes are so wonderful, because they’re the best of both worlds. You can have your comfort food without worrying about derailing your new year’s diet. We love how food bloggers have been so creative with finding ways to reduce fat and calories, all-the-while still making delicious meals that satisfy our cravings. From a lighter pot pie, to the best baked “fried” chicken, these flavorful, guilt-free recipes are just the ticket to tide us over until spring comes.
Skinny Mushroom Spinach Lasagna | Little Spice Jar
Lighter Pot Pie | Swanky Recipes
Beef Stroganoff | Gimme Some Oven
Easier Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken | Half Baked Harvest
Lightened Up Cheesy Broccoli Potatoes | Sugar Dish Me
Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili | Gimme Some Oven
Healthy Stovetop Mac and Cheese | Skinny Mom
Best Baked “Fried” Chicken | Carlsbad Cravings
Lighter New England Clam Chowder | Gimme Some Oven
Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs | Pinch of Yum
Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup | Gimme Some Oven
Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Quinoa | Food Faith Fitness
15-Minute Skinny Shrimp Scampi | Gimme Some Oven
Lightened-Up General Tso’s Chicken | Table for Two
Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potatoes | The Lemon Bowl
Potato Soup | Gimme Some Oven
Lighter Chili Mac | Taste and Tell
Sesame Chicken with Quinoa | Gimme Some Oven
Baked Chicken Parmesan | Skinny Taste
Skinny Orange Chicken | Gimme Some Oven