Now that we find ourselves at home more than usual, I present to you 10 best healthy comfort food to make at home right now. One reason why many love to travel so much is for us to taste the amazing recipes from around the world. I gathered some of the best recipes from around the world. Get ready and let’s do some virtual traveling by firing up your oven!
These will definitely help you feel better and cheer you up a bit. As you probably already found out already, it is way too easy to start eating unhealthy right now. That’s why I hunt down some of the best comfort food. The best thing is that they are healthier versions that will make you feel awesome without the dreaded extra pounds.
Now ladies and gentlemen, fire up your favorite pans and let’s get cooking.
When it comes to comfort food, pasta is one of the first things that come to mind. And this mushroom linguine hits the spot just right. It is extremely creamy and packs a lot of flavor. If you love mushrooms like I do, you will definitely fall in love with this plate.
Oh! Did I also mention the recipe was vegan? I am not vegan at all but I do enjoy having meatless meals here and there. This recipe gets up-voted in my list of favorites for being super creamy and flavorful. And most importantly, extremely fast to make on those days when you just don’t feel like sleeping over in the kitchen.
Yes, I know, another pasta dish! That’s because, once again, pasta is definitely one of the best comfort foods out there. It is easy to make. The challenge is usually that pasta recipes tend to be extremely fatty. However, this pasta recipe is a skinny version of our beloved classic lasagna. It has been “healthy-fied” so that you can enjoy it guilt free.
It does take a few minutes to put together but Once you quickly do that, all you have to do is put it in the oven and wait for it to bake. Then the most important part will be for you to get comfortable and enjoy a healthy comfort food without feeling guilty.
I know that some people enjoy soups only during the winter months but we cannot deny that this meal is super healthy while still being a comfort food. The best thing is that it only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Then you just have to let the soup simmer and before you know it, it’s ready to be eaten. It’s also a creative and tasty way to eat your veggies.
If you love Asian food , you will absolutely go crazy over this one. I believe it fits the comfort food requirements. Yet, it is also so healthy. This meal will only take you 15 minutes to prep. And before you know it, your whole family will think that you’ve ordered takeout from the local Chinese restaurant.
If this is not comfort food at its best then I don’t know what else is. This pesto pizza is so creative and so yummy. You won’t believe your eyes that it is healthy either. But trust me, it is! Yes, you can finally have your pizza and eat it too!
Did I also mention that this easy make at home pesto pizza only takes 20 min prep time and 10 min cook time? Yes, I know, that‘s crazy! You can make this yummy healthy pizza and bite into it faster then if you had to wait for the delivery guy.
Best of all is that you will know exactly what goes into it and have peace of mind that it is truly healthy.
This is such a classic. If you are like me and absolutely love Thai food, then you need to make this recipe right now and if you do, please let me know how it went. The thing is that Thai food can sound and seem quite intimidating to most people.
This is why I’m featuring this recipe, it is very simple, healthy and it will walk you through step by step. All this while using the common ingredients in your kitchen.
Humus is so versatile and such a healthy comfort treat. It comes in quite handy and you can eat it in so many ways. I always make sure to have a can of garbanzo (chickpeas) beans in the pantry.
And within 20 min, you can whip up that humus. It’s very filling and you can use it as a dip for carrots, cucumbers and all types of veggies. Or you can have it as a meal and top it off with your favorite meat or chicken.
8. Pad Thai
What I like about this pad Thai recipe is that it uses the usual ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen. Because let’s be honest, not everyone has easy access to an Asian supermarket.
The best thing is that it still tastes just as good as the authentic Thai pad Thai. Hmm! So much yumminess!
I’ve featured a lot of meals here and plenty of Asian inspired comfort food. But what about my Latin Food? This list wouldn’t be complete without some classic Latin goodness. So here we have it, Huevos Rancheros.
Although this can be eaten at any time of the day, I like to have my Huevos Rancheros as a hearty breakfast. Talk about a way to start the day on a good note!
These Huevos Rancheros will only take you about 20 min to make and this includes both prep and cooking time. And before you know it, you’ll feel like you’ve just teleported yourself on a vacation in Mexico city!
Come on! You knew this one was coming. Why not a whole Latin inspired day while you’re at it? Right after having some Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, you could also continue with the Mexican inspired vibe and follow suit with these super yummy chicken tacos.
Or maybe I’m biased. I absolutely love or should I say, rather obsessed with chicken tacos. But what not to love about these? Especially as they can be made super healthy like this recipe right here. And they are oh so flavorful!
Did I also mention they are super easy to make?
Here you have it! 10 of the best healthy comfort food you can start making at home. So you don’t have to sacrifice taste for healthy options. You can have them both.
Let me know what you think and which one ends up being your favorite recipe!