Who hasn't given in the addictive temptation of junk foods? I for one, admittedly, was once a victim who has fortunately gotten out of that trap. Did I completely give up on these junk foods or comfort food – whatever you may call it? Of course not! I just tweak them big time and made the healthy versions of comfort food that I love. Even my family enjoy them the same way I do and frankly, they can't tell the difference – at least that's what they say. Check out the healthy recipes here and change the way your comfort food is made – better and healthier!
Healthy Versions of Comfort Food You Like Best
1. Low-Carb Pizza
One slice of this cauliflower and herb pizza and you'll fall in love. Never mind ordering out, bake yourself a healthy version of this favorite food by recreating this recipe here. Check out these healthy versions of pizza recipes for more delicious and healthy choices.
2. Healthy Burger
If your kids are not into veggies, start with this healthy veggie burger and they'll want more. Sweet potato and chickpeas are healthy foods kids can tolerate, so cook up this recipe now for the family to enjoy.
3. Vegan French Fries
Who doesn't crave for greasy and crunchy fries? Well, say goodbye to unhealthy drive-thru French fries and bake yourself this french fries recipe you can crave for life.
4. Baked Corn Dogs
Who knew this classic kid's snack could be made healthier? With mustard and honey, you can make this simple snack recipe healthier and tastes even better.
5. Creamiest Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
6. Baked Potato Chips
This baked potato chips recipe can be ten times better than grocery store-bought chips. With baked fresh homegrown potato chips, you can keep them coming all you want.
7. Oven-Fried Chicken
Oven baked “fried” chicken that's crispy, packed with flavors, and totally less greasy! Finger-licking good fried chicken has never been this healthy thanks to this simple recipe.
8. Healthy Chocolate Donut
These incredible donuts may be grain, gluten, dairy, oil, egg, and nut free, but they're still as good as anything you've ever tried. Try this healthy donut recipe and prepare yourself for the surprise of your life.
9. Paleo Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets may be small but they sure can pack more calories than you know. Don't worry–try this healthy recipe for chicken nuggets instead and enjoy them guilt-free.
10. Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Trust me, these chocolate chip cookies won't ruin your diet. This sugar-free, low-carb cookie recipe will have you snacking on them even on late nights.
11. All Natural Gummy Bears
Both kids and adults alike can get hooked on to these small but calorie-packed sweet munchies. Enjoy this gummy bear recipe bursting with sour green apple flavors, lemon juice, and a touch of baby spinach instead!
12. Weight-Watchers Grilled Ham and Three Cheese Sandwich
Using a reduced-calorie whole wheat bread makes this grilled cheese recipe a definite yes. Whether for lunch or breakfast, you'll feel satisfied and content with this light and healthy sandwich recipe.
13. Paleo Nachos
Nacho lovers rejoice! With sweet potatoes, herbs, and spices, you can never have tastier and healthier nachos than this easy recipe here.
14. Chunky Monkey Greek Yogurt Pancakes
15. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
How many times have we held a delightfully tangy and crisp buffalo wing and declared it's the last, yet couldn't help taking another one? With this healthy alternative buffalo cauliflower recipe, you can munch on as much as you want! If you love cauliflowers, you will also love these cauliflower recipes.
16. Healthy Monster Cookies
If you're a sweet tooth who just can't help it, this monster cookies recipe will save you. Satisfy your sweet tooth as much as you want without ruining your diet.
17. Pan-Fried Cinnamon Bites
As a lover of sweet treats, these pan-fried banana cinnamon bites was just perfect for me and the kids as well. You can forget about cakes and pastries packed with calories because this sweet snack is just as tasty, but healthier.
18. Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars
For holding the crust together, you can use egg whites, instead of butter. Instead of sweetened condensed milk, use yogurt and Truvia. Follow this healthy sweet bars recipe to enjoy without worrying about your waistline.
19. Slim Pickinized Chicken Quesadilla
If you just can't help craving on comfort foods that you love, you can make them healthier instead. This chicken quesadilla recipe is simply a perfect example.
Check out this video by AwesomenessTV and watch how Nina and Randa make the healthy versions of comfort food you like best:
There you have it, healthy foodies! Healthy versions of comfort food you love to indulge in for easier healthy eating. Now you can crave all you want without feeling guilty and heavy! Try any of these recipes and pick your most favorite. Mine would be the chocolate donut and the homemade gummy bears. And aside from healthy eating, don't forget that lifestyle change and exercise is very important too. At besthealthgear.com you, you can find a lot of equipment and gears to help you stay fit.
What do you think of these healthy recipes? Which recipe are you planning to try? Let us know in the comments section below.
Don’t forget to keep in touch, foodies!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 23, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.