Even though times are strange and uncertain, we’ve been loving seeing how many people have been using this time at home to cook and bake! There’s something so comforting about a good, nourishing home-cooked meal.
We’ve also been on a comfort food kick lately, cooking up our favorite healthy comfort food recipes and we wanted to share some of our go-to recipes with our community.
Warming, comforting recipes are what everyone needs right now. These recipes are the perfect way to nourish your body and soul.
While quarantine and practicing social distancing right now, we’re all low on hugs so consider these recipes a “food hug” from us to you!
We tried to pick a good mix of both veggie and meat options to fit any diet plan.
We also selected recipes that include more common food and pantry items to try to help you limit your grocery outings.
Let us know if you need suggestions for substitutions or have more comfort foods you’d like us to share healthier recipes for.
We’re here for you!
Jo & Jules
Try These Healthy Comfort Food Recipes:
When you fall into a breakfast rut, this hearty breakfast skillet is the cure. You could easily substitute sweet potatoes or regular potatoes if you don’t have parsnips, and feel free to use whatever dark leafy greens you have on hand. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you can substitute cooked chickpeas for the turkey.
Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Pull-Apart Chicken (with Instant Pot instructions)
This is one of our all-time cleanser favorites for a reason – it’s AH-mazing. It’s a tasty BBQ-esque pull-apart chicken you can serve as the filling for a sandwich or taco – basically the ultimate comfort food. We’ve got instructions for cooking in either a conventional slow cooker or an Instant Pot.
This comforting curry is delicious over rice, cauliflower rice, or fresh greens. Swap out the chickpeas for any canned beans you have on hand, or even pre-cooked chicken for a meat-lover’s version.
We know many of you have probably stocked up on beans, so these spicy burgers are the perfect way to switch it up. Enjoy as is or with a lettuce wrap or bun and all your favorite burger fixings.
We don’t know about you, but this time of year, we often realize we have an extra can or two of pumpkin puree pushed to the back of our pantry from the holiday season. This hearty chili is the perfect recipe to use it up with! Swap out the turkey for more beans for a veggie version.
This delicious soup is another fan-favorite, and we love it, too! It’s a soul-warming meal that can be batch-cooked and enjoyed all week long. Cook up this recipe for a bowl full of veggie-powered comfort food.
If you liked this, we invite you to join our online community! As a welcome-gift, we’ll send you our FREE Healthy Soup eCookbook, a collection of some of our favorite soup recipes!
We’ll also be sure to share new recipes and healthy lifestyle tips. Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.