20 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Sure, you want to eat as healthy as possible, but now is not the time to force yourself into eating boring salads or unfulfilling dishes. While staying at home, we’re all feeling a lot of mixed emotions like boredom, fear, sadness, anxiety, and, damn it, we need comfort food. We need meals that remind us of childhood, and keep us feeling fulfilled and satisfied (because sometimes food is what we look forward to the most). 

However, opting for comfort foods that you’ll look forward to eating all day does not mean you have to order delivery or eat unhealthy options. You can eat all of your favorite dishes while loading up on good-for-you nutrients by replacing ingredients with delicious and fresh plants. Whether you’re craving creamy pastas or classics from your childhood like pizzas and sandwiches, here are 20 recipes that will allow you to indulge any craving while giving your body the foods it needs to feel its best. 

 

1. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza

 

2. Baked Eggplant Parmesan with Almond Flour

 

3. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Huevos Rancheros

 

4. Spicy Cauliflower Burgers with Sweet Potato Buns

 

5. Plant-Based Spinach Artichoke Dip

Source: Love & Lemons

 

6. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

 

7. Egg Salad with Turmeric and Herbs

Source: Love & Lemons

 

8. Paleo Chicken Wraps

 

9. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

 

10. Plant-Based Pesto Pasta

 

11. Chipotle Burrito Bowls

 

12. Vegetarian Bibimbap

Source: Love & Lemons

 

13. Vegan Vodka Penne

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

14. Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

 

15. Vegetable Zucchini Pizza Crust

 

16. Vegan Meatball Sub

Source: Love & Lemons

 

17. Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry

 

18. Cauliflower Gnocchi

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

19. Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

 

20. Mushroom Dumplings

 

What’s your favorite healthier comfort food?