Nothing makes a cold day more bearable than something hot and hearty out of the oven. However, sometimes-hearty fare can include comfort foods like French fries, freshly baked cookies, and creamy soups. Indulge your cravings and whittle your waistline by savouring these steaming hot, but healthy meals.
1. Chipotle Meat LoafBy using turkey instead of ground beef, this recipe boasts one-third of the fat of traditional meatloaf recipes, while still providing 30 grams of satiating protein. Chipotles, cumin, and cilantro give the turkey a slightly smoky and moderately spicy flavour. Serve with corn or a baked potato for the ultimate comfort food meal.
2.Beef StroganoffWe knocked half the sodium and two grams of fat off this classic Russian dish. If you’re in a hurry, use frozen chopped onions and pre-sliced mushrooms to speed preparation. In order to keep the creamy consistency of the sauce, be careful not to bring it to a boil once you stir in the sour cream mixture in.
3. Sour Cream, Cheddar, and Green Onion Drop BiscuitsCapturing the same flavours as your favourite sour cream and onion chips, the texture of these flaky biscuits will have you coming back for more. And using fat-free sour cream and buttermilk recreates the flavor for one-third of the fat in fast food options. Though these biscuits taste best right out of the oven, you can store them up to two days in a tin
4. Chorizo-White Bean SoupThis simple soup packs more than 20 grams of protein with the savoury combination of sausage and navy beans. Plus, the spinach sneaks in a little iron and fiber. Topped with Parmesan cheese, this meal will help you settle down for a long winter’s nap.
5. Garden LasagnaGet your daily dose of veggies by sneaking zucchini, carrots, and corn into this cheesy lasagna dish. Using low-fat milk, cottage cheese, and mozzarella cheese cuts down on fat, but fresh basil and hint of nutmeg give your taste buds plenty to be excited about.
Article courtesy of Health.com