I don’t know about you but during the winter months, I start craving comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and especially lasagna! In fact, the meatier and cheesier it is, the better (except when it comes to my waistline).
This year I’ve decided to find new and healthier comfort foods that I can prepare in big batches and enjoy for lunches or dinner. But, that doesn’t mean that I won’t indulge from time-to-time!
So this year, I’ve decided to put my slow cooker to good use and prepare some low-calorie, yet hearty meals that should sustain my comfort food craving.
This lemony and zesty Greek version of minestrone is packed full of healthy ingredients and contains a mere 228 calories per serving.
This Moroccan version of a chili is made healthier by using ground chicken, whole wheat couscous, vitamin packed sweet potatoes and contains 320 calories per serving.
At 290 calories per serving, you can afford to enjoy a slice of crusty whole wheat bread with this thick and hearty chicken stew.
At 400 calories per serving, you won’t feel guilty while enjoying this healthy and cheesy vegetable packed lasagna.
There’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of pea soup on a cold winter day. This recipe contains meatballs made with extra lean ground chicken in place of ham or bacon and cuts the calories down to 260 calories per serving.
Do you have a healthy chicken comfort food recipe that you’d like to share with us? Let us know in the comments.