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Guilt-Free Comfort Food

Anjelica Freeman


Apr 18th, 2017

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Texas is known for fried favorites, barbecue and delicious Southern comfort food. Mix it up with a lighter take on classic comfort foods. The recipes below are packed with flavor but will help you eat healthier!

Looking for a fresh take on classic fried chicken? Try our Corn Chip Coated Chicken with Cilantro Sauce! Made with Greek yogurt, corn chips, spices and baked instead of fried, this recipe is a great way to lighten up the Southern favorite. And, the cilantro sauce makes the perfect pairing.

From spaghetti to macaroni and cheese, pasta is a classic comfort food. To lighten up traditional carb-heavy pasta dishes, use spaghetti squash instead of pasta! Spaghetti squash cuts the calories and adds more nutrients to your favorite dishes. This Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara recipe is easy-to-follow and sure to satisfy- it even has bacon!

Craving classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese? Try this Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash recipe. The marinara and stuffed meatballs on top of squash ‘noodles’ will satisfy your craving without the pasta. 

Love beef stroganoff but don’t want to overindulge in a single serving of the classic? Swap the pasta for Portobello mushrooms, add veggies and use organic grass-fed ground beef to lighten it up! Learn how with our Stroganoff Portobello Mushrooms recipe.

Satisfy your sweet tooth while lightening up classic chocolate chip cookies. Baking with quinoa and whole oats is a lighter, fiber-packed alternative to white flour. These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are only about 80 calories a serving and taste fantastic!

Find more delicious and nutritious recipes on our Healthy Eating Pinterest board!

One Response to Guilt-Free Comfort Food

  1. Shruti 24/04/2017 at 4:38 pm

    Like the recipe would love to share!!

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