Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Classics and Comfort Food

These comfort food and American cooking classics are our healthy versions of everyone’s favorite recipes. From healthy homemade fish sticks and oven baked chicken tenders, to casseroles such as baked macaroni and cheese, lasagna and stuffed shells.

Learn how to make creamy pasta dishes with fewer calories and our best tricks for getting rich tasting stews in the slow cooker. Plus meatloaf, chicken dinners, enchiladas and shepherd’s pie!

Latest Comfort Recipes and Classics


Roasted Tomato with melted white cheddar on top on a plate with greens and chive blossoms

cheddar roasted tomatoes

These simple cheddar roasted tomatoes are a favorite recipe in the summer and early fall. Once you see how easy this easy side dish is…Read More

Potato Salad in a white bowl from three quarters view

German Potato Salad

This German Potato Salad recipe is so easy ( I used a few tricks to make the process so much faster) and it’s also healthier…Read More

overhead of white platter with six honey mustard chicken thighs on it

5-ingredient honey mustard chicken thighs

These 5-ingredient honey mustard chicken thighs are so flavorful and easy to make, they will be one of those recipes that will be your new…Read More

dipping fish finger into tartar sauce

fish sticks

Making homemade fish sticks (or fish fingers as they’re sometimes called) in the oven has been on my list of healthy recipe make-overs to develop…Read More

Oatmeal Pancakes with a pitcher or syrup pouring over a stack of pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

These Oatmeal Pancakes have been a favorite recipe of mine for way too long! I am so excited to be able to share them here…Read More

Chocolate chip banana bread slices stacked up

chocolate chip banana bread

I have two words for you: Baking Therapy! If you are needing some too, then this healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread has been my favorite…Read More

a black Dutch Oven filled with Wedding Soup

italian wedding soup

If you are craving a steaming bowl of nourishing comfort right now, then look no further than this Italian Wedding Soup made with extra veggies,…Read More

minestrone soup in a white bowl on a gray background

minestrone soup

I have been so excited to share my Minestrone Soup recipe with you all. It is a fast and healthy version made with zucchini and…Read More

Soupe au pistou from overhead in a white bowl on a gray pie plate

soupe au pistou

Rest your eyeballs on the deliciousness that is my Soup Au Pistou recipe! I am obsessed (obsessed I say!) over this simple vegetarian soup recipe…Read More

a close up from 3/4 side angle of a black bowl with beef burgundy

beef burgundy

Here is a slow cooker variation of the classic French recipe for Beef Burgundy (also known as Beef Bourguignon.) It is slowly braised beef, mushrooms and…Read More

A person holding a pan of roasted carrots

roasted carrots

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe for Roasted Carrots. Simply peel and chop carrots, toss them with oil and seasoning and then roast…Read More

A close up overhead view of creamy chicken and wild rice soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Simply calling this recipe Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is almost a disservice, because it’s also a freezer meal that cooks in a crockpot! So…Read More

A close up overhead view inside a baking dish with stuffed shells

Stuffed Shells with Spinach

Trust me, you’re going to want to hold onto this recipe for Stuffed Shells with Spinach, because when you try it, and you proceed to…Read More

A gray table with Chicken and Rice Casserole

chicken and rice casserole

I’m not going to tell you that you’ll like this from-scratch (NO CANNED SOUP) Chicken and Rice Casserole. No, I am not. Instead I am…Read More

chicken and biscuits casserole from overhead

chicken and biscuit casserole

Today I have the best Chicken and Biscuit Casserole made from scratch to share with you. I also have instructions for how to make it…Read More

Maple Glazed Carrots in a white bowl on a white tablecloth with red wine and red flowers

maple glazed carrots

Hi folks, I have my favorite Maple Glazed Carrots recipe to share with you today. They have a smidge of butter, shallot and a touch…Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

easy sweet potato casserole

Comin’ atcha, a brand new Easy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that is totally comforting and classic tasting, but so easy to make entirely from scratch….Read More

sloppy joes cut in half

sloppy joes

These Sloppy Joes are healthier because they are low in added sugar (only 2 grams per serving), and have sneaky hidden veggies, but they are…Read More

A close up look into a casserole of chicken divan with broccoli

healthy chicken divan

Have you noticed that I am really getting into a groove here with these comfort food makeovers? Today I made Chicken Divan with broccoli, (a…Read More

a plate with a slice of turkey meatloaf with potatoes and brussels sprouts

turkey meatloaf

Here’s a simple recipe for Turkey Meatloaf made with stealthy veggies mixed in for moisture and to make it more healthy, and it’s topped with…Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

slow cooker gumbo

This homemade slow cooker gumbo features chicken, Andouille sausage, okra, and lots of fresh veggies! I’ve added in rice to make it a complete meal…Read More

a white platter with chicken piccata, noodles and a bottle of wine

healthy chicken piccata

This healthy Chicken Piccata recipe needs to happen in your kitchen. Just sayin’. It’s made with lemon, capers, white wine and parsley and it is…Read More

A close up of a pale pink bowl with spiral pasta and chicken alfredo with broccoli

healthy chicken alfredo with broccoli

This 30-minute Healthy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli is only 300 calories per serving. Read on to find out the seven tricks I used to make…Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans and Italian Meringue | Gluten Free | Holiday | Kid Friendly | Vegetarian | Fall | Thanksgiving | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

healthy sweet potato casserole

This healthy sweet potato casserole with maple pecans and italian meringue is a makeover of the classic Thanksgiving side dish. Atop the orange-infused sweet potato…Read More