Craving Comfort Food? Try These Healthy Alternatives!

Healthy cauliflower mac and cheese

 

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s that time of year when comfort food cravings come knocking! While there’s nothing better than a rich, warm, and hearty meal on colder days, it’s important to strike a balance so you stay on track with your healthy eating goals this season. That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite healthy alternatives to traditional comfort foods that will keep you feeling satisfied all winter long. And these swaps make sure you aren’t sacrificing flavor!

 

Craving: Cookies

Healthy Alternative: EVER BETTER™ Protein Cookie Bites

While cookie cravings never really go out of season, this time of the year it seems like the cravings often hit a little harder! When your sweet tooth comes calling, you can feel good when you reach for our yummy protein cookie bites. Every serving gives your body nutrients like protein for extra energy, probiotics for added gut health support, and healthy fats. Plus, our bites are low in carbs, low in sugar, keto friendly and gluten free.

 

Craving: Mac and Cheese

Healthy Alternative: Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

The cheesy, gooey goodness of mac and cheese is hard to beat! This amazing recipe from Wholesome Yum swaps out the carb-heavy noodles with cauliflower so you can still enjoy the textures and flavors you love without all of the carbs. And, because this recipe calls for healthy fats, you definitely won’t be skimping on the richness you crave.

 

Craving: Lasagna

Healthy Alternative: No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna

This low-carb twist on a classic dish packs in the goodness of zucchini and other vegetables while still delivering all of the delicious layers and flavors of classic lasagna. This AllRecipes dish replaces traditional lasagna noodles with thinly sliced zucchini and can be made with their sauce recipe or your own favorite – meat or meatless. Best of all, this dish can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake and serve.

 

Craving: Pizza

Healthy Alternative: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower comes to the rescue again with this low-carb recipe from Delish that’s so delicious, you won’t even notice you aren’t eating regular pizza! Here, they use classic alfredo sauce, but we suggest opting for a healthier marinara or sauce of your choice. And you can get creative with the toppings based on your favorites.

 

Feeling full and satisfied from wholesome dishes and snacks is an important part of sticking to your healthy eating routine. With these healthy comfort food alternatives, you can indulge your cravings without any guilt and enjoy your favorite flavors all season long.

 

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