19 Healthy Comfort Foods That are Not an Oxymoron

Matt R.

Most people believe they can only take comfort in a bevy of calories.

Anything dubbed Comfort Food has to be terrible for you, right?


While it's perfectly fine to indulge in some high-fate savory treat or meal on occasion, the following recipes are here to prove that comfort food can actually be healthy.

We swear!

1. Healthy Cheesy Skillet Potatoes with Broccoli Recipe

Healthy Cheesy Skillet Potatoes with Broccoli Recipe is definite comfort food. Cheesy potatoes mixed with healthy broccoli will delight your tastebuds!

2. Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies make a wonderful afternoon snack. Toss them in the lunch box for big smiles.

3. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

Cinnamon pancakes full of spice and covered in apple pie topping. Could there be a more perfect fall breakfast?

4. Spinach Artichoke Chicken Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Chicken is stuffed with cheesy goodness. Your favorite dip stuffs chicken for an awesome meal!

5. Protein Pancakes Recipe

Protein pancakes are an excellent breakfast any day of the year. We think you'll love them as a start to the New Year too!

6. Wild Rice Porridge Recipe

Wild rice porridge is a warm and comforting alternative to oatmeal on a cold morning. Add your favorite mix-ins for a customized breakfast!

7. Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Broccoli slaw is a great side to fried chicken. Pack a picnic and get outside to enjoy the day, and a hearty meal!

8. Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Strawberry spinach salad is a sweet and earthy way to solve your lunch woes. Bright, fresh, and super tasty!

9. Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta Recipe

Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta is super easy, and way better than the box. One bite and you'll know it's true.

10. Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

Quinoa Pancakes that are light, fluffy, and healthy too. All the boxes ticked!

11. Coconut Lime Bread Recipe

Coconut Lime Bread that's scrumptious and healthier too. A great way to start your day or cure that post work-out craving.

12. Goat Cheese Cauliflower Bake Recipe

This Goat Cheese Cauliflower Bake is so scrumptious you might just eat it for the whole meal. It's a side dish that can't be beat.

13. Eggplant Parmesan Bite Pasta Bowls Recipe

Eggplant Parmesan Bite Pasta Bowls are a fun twist on the classic dish. Gotta love that!

14. Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes Recipe

Whole wheat apple pancakes are a really fall treat. Betcha can't resist that crumble topping!

15. Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

Rosemary olive oil bread is the perfect side for any dinner. It's also great with some cheese and wine.

16. Spinach Artichoke Mini Frittatas Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Mini Frittatas just made your weekend brunch all the more special. What a welcome to spring!

17. Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers are full of delectable flavors. Plus rice, beans, and enchilada sauce. YUM!

18. Paleo Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Paleo Stuffed Pepper Soup is just what you need when you need a little comfort. A bowl of this is instant medicine.

19. Amaranth Porridge Recipe

Amaranth porridge is full of apples and cinnamon for a hearty breakfast. It's a great alternative to oatmeal!

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