#HealthLove – Healthy Comfort Foods

 

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“…Throughout the pandemic it might have been, or currently is, a challenge to motivate yourself¬†to cook up something healthy. Energy is lagging and life hasn’t felt ‘normal’ in quite some time.

If you’ve been¬†relying on take out foods or heavily processed options for something quick and easy, you’re not alone.

But the truth is, cooking during the pandemic doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Take advantage of this time and try something new in the kitchen. Below are… classic comfort foods recipes made a little healthier.

PULLED PORK SLIDERS

These instant pot pulled pork sliders with fennel slaw are super tasty.

A pulled pork sandwich is ultimate sandwich goals. And if you think about it, making a ‘mini’ version on a slider bun makes the portion size smaller, so you get the same goodness but in a smaller size. Plus, sliders are very trendy at the moment.

The tangy homemade sauce and the fresh ingredients give this classic southern comfort food a healthier spin.

BLUEBERRY ALMOND PANCAKES

Breakfast food is comfort food too!

This blueberry almond pancake recipe is a healthier breakfast option, but still every bit as delicious as traditional pancakes.

With ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour and chia seeds, these pancakes feel a little lighter going down. The fresh blueberries and real maple syrup add a ton of delicious flavour.

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

Soup is definitely a comfort food classic.

This Italian wedding soup recipe is a healthier, but every bit as delicious version of the traditional soup.

Made with orzo pasta, lean ground turkey meatballs and fresh vegetables, this recipe will have your mouth watering and keep you warm during the upcoming winter months.

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Mexican food is the ultimate comfort food. Cheesy and delicious, you don’t have to feel guilty about wiping up these¬†chicken enchiladas.

With boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lots of colourful veggies, beans for added protein and whole grain tortillas, these enchiladas are bursting with flavour without the guilt that can come with indulging.

VEGAN BUFFALO ‘CHICKEN’ SANDWICH

Vegan comfort food at its finest.

These buffalo ‘chicken’ sandwiches¬†are the perfect option if you’re vegan, vegetarian or are just simply cutting back on your meat consumption. They have the spicy kick of a traditional buffalo sandwich but use vegan buns, dressing and ‘chicken strips.’

Give the recipe a try and let us know what you think of our meatless option!…”

 

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