If you’re trying to lose weight, making simple adjustments add up to big results. That doesn’t mean you have to avoid all of your favorite foods – one of the reasons why joining weight watchers is so effective – you can eat what you want but have to adjust and account for it. However, finding a new favorite by making it healthy is ideal! Swapping zoodles, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, lean meats, and veggies transform your favorite comfort foods into healthy meals. Here are suggestions for healthy versions of comfort foods.
Healthy versions of comfort foods recipes
If you’re craving hibachi fried rice, swap the rice for a bag of frozen cauliflower rice, scramble an egg, toss in soy sauce, and drizzle sesame oil. So good.
Chicken pot pies are the ultimate winter comfort food. Healthy chicken pot pie stew combines the chicken and veggies without the pie crust.
Instead of a big bowl of Pad Thai, try Thai peanut zoodles. It’s ready in 15 minutes. The crunch of the cashews combined with the creamy peanut sauce makes this recipe an unexpected treat!
Swap eggplant or chicken parmesan with Cauliflower parmesan. looks incredible and simple to make by roasting cauliflower, adding marinara, and sprinkling mozzarella on top. YUM.
In the mood for a big bowl of spaghetti? Try Ree Drummond’s spaghetti squash bolognese which uses jarred marinara to make it quick.
Does it get better than a creamy, cheesy pasta like fettuccine alfredo? Try the Creamy Spaghetti Squash with spinach and ricotta instead, it looks delicious.
Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish is turned healthy with this recipe for Bangin’ Shrimp lettuce wraps.
Healthy butternut squash soup skips the cream but is still super tasty.
Healthy meal prep tips
- Swap cauliflower rice, zoodles, and spaghetti squash for pasta and rice to cut down on ww points & calories – frozen bags make it so much easier if you want to avoid the prep step!
- Try this best meal planning app to get all of your healthy recipes organized
- These inexpensive kitchen gadgets make meal prep easier and faster
- Cheap meal prep containers make preparing a work lunch so easy, you’ll avoid the temptation to go out for lunch!
- The brand Caulipower has so many tasty healthy options available including pizza and sweet potato toasts!