We all enjoy a little comfort food now and then, something that may remind us of a favorite dish or family meal we cherished growing up. We often think of comfort food as being simple, quick, and probably not the healthiest thing we could choose for a family meal. It is possible, though, to enjoy a family dinner that tastes good, makes everyone feel good, and is good for you! Comfort food can be healthy!
Nothing says comfort like pizza. Homemade pizza is even better! This hidden veggie pizza recipe is easy to make and full of healthy ingredients your family will love. Tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke combine for a tasty treat that is comforting and good for you!
Love lasagna? Love soup? Try the best of both worlds, in a healthy version. Slow Cooker Lazy Lasagna Soup is the perfect comfort food for your family dinner. Filled with fresh veggies like mushrooms, onions, and red bell peppers, this lasagna soup will warm your family on a cool fall evening. Made in a slow cooker, the recipe is easy and the soup literally cooks itself throughout the day.
Spaghetti is a popular “go-to” comfort food for busy families – and of course, it’s delicious. How do you make spaghetti healthy and still easy and comforting? Check out Spaghetti & Chicken Meatballs with No-Cook Tomato Sauce, a simpler version of the traditional spaghetti dish that’s high in fiber and low in calories. Fresh tomatoes are combined with whole-wheat spaghetti and ready-made chicken meatballs for an easy, healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Does your family love quesadillas? They’re so easy to prepare and fun to eat. Make your next quesadillas a little healthier, with spinach, green onions, fresh tomatoes, and low-fat cheese. These kid-friendly veggie packed chicken quesadillas or this cheesy black bean quesadillas recipe are also great options to get your kids involved.
Grilled cheese may be the ultimate comfort food. What could be better than melted cheese between two slices of grilled bread, except maybe Balsamic Roasted Broccoli and Red Pepper Grilled Cheese! Fresh broccoli, onion, and red bell pepper fill whole grain bread to make an easy, comforting, and healthy sandwich. Grilled cheese sandwiches should be served with tomato soup, right? So, add even more fresh veggies to your family’s dinner with Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup!
Comfort foods can be easy and healthy. Your family will treasure your dinners spent together, enjoying these delicious meals made with fresh vegetables, featuring dishes that are sure to become new favorites for everyone!