When it’s cold outside and all you want to do is curl up in front of the fireplace, nothing hits the spot like comfort food. The problem is that, whether your comfort food of choice is elegant risotto or more down-home fare, it’s usually heavy. Luckily, comforting food doesn’t have to be. These 21 comfort food recipes have all the flavors you crave, but healthier ingredients, so you can have the best of both worlds.
1. Lighter Chicken, Bacon, and Broccoli Alfredo: This Alfredo has all of the flavor you love, but relies on some healthier substitutes. Low-fat milk and chicken broth take the place of cream, pork bacon is swapped for turkey, and nutrient-rich broccoli is thrown in the mix for an added healthy boost. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)
2. Cauliflower Risotto: Risotto is delicious, but it can be a pain to make. This cauliflower version isn’t just healthier — it’s easier to make too. (via Cook’s Hideout)