Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Healthier American Recipe Classics & Comfort Food Makeovers

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 with extra veggies added in such as baked macaroni and cheese with broccoli, butternut squash lasagna and spinach stuffed shells.

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

Latest Comfort Recipes and Classics

Latest Classics & Comfort Food

Simple Corn Succotash

This simple Corn Succotash is made with fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob, and frozen lima beans or edamame. This veggie and bean sauté…Read More

Healthy Cobb Salad

This hunger-busting Cobb Salad is bursting with fresh vegetables and protein-rich chicken, hard-boiled eggs, creamy avocado and smoky crumbled bacon. It is topped off with…Read More

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Salad Dressing (Low Calorie)

If you love classic home-style Ranch Dressing, but don’t love how high in fat and calories it is, then you’re going to adore this Healthy…Read More

Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese

This Healthy Macaroni Salad is made with Greek Yogurt and only a little mayonnaise for classic macaroni salad taste! It has additional fresh veggies (carrots,…Read More

Light Creamy Italian Dressing

This light creamy Italian dressing is a great alternative to low-fat or light bottled salad dressing and much lower in calories than traditional Creamy Italian…Read More

Healthy Classic Potato Salad (with Hard Boiled Eggs)

I have seen the future, and it involves you making a batch of this Healthy Classic Potato Salad for a summertime backyard cookout and then…Read More

Vegan Potato Salad with Herbs

This healthy vegan potato salad with herbs has a simple oil and vinegar dressing, crunchy celery and sun-dried tomatoes. Because it is made without mayonnaise…Read More

Easy Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms

These Easy Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms are a succulent and savory side dish to add to a wide variety of meals. Add these pan-fried portobello slices…Read More

Whole Wheat Crepes

These whole-wheat crepes are so easy to make at home and can be filled with a wide variety of sweet or savory fillings. They are…Read More

Easy Baked Vegetable Lasagna Primavera

This Easy Vegetable Lasagna Primavera is loaded with fresh veggies including zucchini, mushrooms and spinach. It is light and healthy and takes only a half-hour…Read More

Healthy Turkey Chili with Pinto Beans

Here is a recipe for classic homemade healthy turkey chili made with pinto beans and fresh vegetables. It tastes just like classic chili, with less…Read More

Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

This Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s Pie recipe is a cozy comfort food dinner with the delicious rich flavor of a traditional cottage pie but stars lentils…Read More

Vegetarian Carbonara with Mushrooms

You’ll never miss the bacon in this creamy and easy Vegetarian Carbonara with Mushrooms recipe. This meatless pasta dish is a main course that is…Read More

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

A healthy and easy chicken and rice soup! Made in one pot and ready in 40 minutes, this homemade chicken rice soup is infused with…Read More

Easy Creamy Chicken a la King

This creamy chicken a la king recipe is a homemade version of the classic comfort food dish and is loaded with fresh vegetables and a…Read More

Creamed Spinach with Cheese

Traditional Creamed Spinach gets a cheesy twist! This 10-minute Creamed Spinach recipe is made with tender fresh baby spinach that’s cooked in a luscious creamy…Read More

Parsnip Potato Gratin

Traditional Potatoes au Gratin gets a healthy makeover! Parsnip, Potato, and Leek Gratin is made with thinly sliced thin-skinned potatoes, sweet parsnips, mild-flavored leeks and are layered…Read More

Balsamic Green Beans

These Balsamic Green Beans with Walnuts are one of my favorite vegetable side dishes of all times! Simple, quick, elegant and delicious and they only take 15…Read More

Slow Cooker Kielbasa & Cabbage Soup

This delicious and easy crock pot recipe for Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup is bursting with traditional Eastern European flavors. This hearty soup is loaded with smokey…Read More

Roasted Green Beans With Almonds

Here’s an easy recipe for classic roasted green beans with the addition of almonds. They are simple enough for a busy weeknight and also the…Read More

Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

This rich and delicious Chicken Shepherd’s Pie is layered with sautéed leeks, lean shredded chicken or left-over turkey, and sweet corn all in a creamy…Read More

Herb Roasted Turkey

If you are looking for a foolproof recipe for making Roasted Turkey this Thanksgiving, I have the best recipe for you! I will walk you…Read More

Turnip Casserole

This simple yet delicious Turnip Casserole is layered with savory caramelized onions, creamy bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese. With only 20 minutes of hands-on time,…Read More

Keto Chicken Soup

This Keto Chicken Soup with cauliflower rice will cure what ails you this cold season. Not only is it ultra-comforting and delicious, but it’s under 200…Read More