11 healthy recipes that still taste like comfort food

11 Healthy Recipes that Still Taste Like Comfort Food
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11 healthy recipes that still taste like comfort food

Getting healthy in 2015? Try these 11 healthy recipes that lighten up your favorite comfort foods.

Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos

This easy, slow-cooked taco filling made with quinoa, lentil and sweet potato is the stuff of dreams. Trust us—you won't miss the old stuff!

Get the recipe: Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos

Mashed Avocado and Chickpea Sandwich

Swap out egg salad or chicken salad in your sandwich for this mashed avocado and chickpea filling that's packed with protein and healthy fats!

Get the recipe: Mashed Avocado and Chickpea Sandwich

Chewy-Gooey Healthy Granola Bars

We love chewy granola bars, but not all the added sugar! Make your own at home with this no-bake bar recipe that takes less than 10 minutes.

Get the recipe: Chewy-Gooey Healthy Granola Bars

Healthy Slow Cooker Chili

Simple changes like leaner cuts of beef means you can enjoy a warm and hearty bowl of chili guilt-free!

Get the recipe: Healthy Slow Cooker Chili

Kale Smoothie

If you can't enough of smoothies, try this healthy recipe with kale and bananas that'll keep you energized and feeling fabulous!

Get the recipe: Kale Smoothie

Beet and Carrot Salad with Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

A detox salad can sometimes mean little more than nibbling on leafy greens, which is why this recipe packs a punch with flavorful beets, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds!

Get the recipe: Beet and Carrot Salad with Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

Salmon and Quinoa Bowls with Kale and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Loaded salads and rice bowls can be deceptively unhealthy. Satisfy your cravings with this salmon and quinoa bowl instead!

Get the recipe: Salmon and Quinoa Bowls with Kale and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Peanut-Lime Tofu Stir-Fry

You won't have to feel guilty eating this stir-fry. The tofu is baked golden brown and with crisp edges for extra flavor and texture!

Get the recipe: Peanut-Lime Tofu Stir-Fry

Sliced Baked Potato with Mojo Verde

Hasselback potatoes give us everything we want in a baked potato—crispy edges and soft, melty centers! Skip heavy toppings for a flavor-packed mojo verde instead.

Get the recipe: Sliced Baked Potato with Mojo Verde

Superfood Mini Muffins

Ancient grains like millet and amaranth, rich in protein and nutrients, add a wonderful, crunchy texture to these perfectly portion-sized muffins.

Get the recipe: Superfood Mini Muffins

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

Raw zucchini noodles are a smart alternative to regular spaghetti, and when they're smothered in this tasty pesto sauce you won't know the difference!

Get the recipe: Pesto Zucchini Pasta


It can be tough to stick to your New Year's resolutions. Getting healthy is one of the most popular resolutions we make in the new year, and it's also one of the hardest. There's plenty of temptation, from birthday cake at the office and goodies by the grocery store checkout line to mouthwatering dishes on restaurant menus, to give in to.

Good thing eating healthy doesn't mean giving up delicious food. To help you stay on track, we've rounded up our favorite recipes that are healthier alternatives to your favorite foods yet don't sacrifice flavor. You can still enjoy potatoes, pasta and smoothies and not worry about your waistline!

Check out the slideshow above to discover healthy recipes for your favorite comfort foods.

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