Tag Archives: comfort food

7 Healthy Care Package Ideas for College Students

7 Healthy Care Package Ideas for College Students

Are you heading off to college for the first time, or want to give a gift to someone new to graduate school? Whatever the year, there’s something about the stress of higher education (the tests! the unknown professors! the pressure of learning! ...
Easy Mac ‘n’ No Cheese

Easy Mac ‘n’ No Cheese

Comfort foods have a purpose: to warm your belly and put a smile on your face. Too bad they later leave you feeling bloated, sleepy and far from satisfied. Luckily, you can find comfort in a re-imagined childhood favorite that’s low in fat but ...
Mini Veggie Pot Pies

Mini Veggie Pot Pies

At the top of the comfort foods list (right next to mac “˜n’ cheese and mashed potatoes) is a dish you may have loved as a kid: pot pie.  But making one usually means pulling a preservative-packed, frozen concoction from a box””not ...
Four Natural Mac & Cheese Favorites

Four Natural Mac & Cheese Favorites

It’s the ultimate comfort food. Soft, steaming macaroni submerged in a silky smooth pool of piping-hot cheese. Mmmm. But if you’re still eating the conventional stuff (you know – the kind that comes in that familiar blue box), it ...
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegan Pot Pie

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegan Pot Pie

Pot pie is one of those comfort foods that warms our bellies and bones during the cold winter months. My version is filled with nourishing sweet potatoes and black beans loaded with fiber, antioxidants and healthy protein. The cornmeal crust compleme ...
Roasted Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Don’t let bright orange mac and cheese land on your kids’ plates — that is, unless the color comes from roasted butternut squash instead of a packet of chemical powder! This creamy, comforting homemade version is made with fresh (or ...