Below you’ll find some of my favourite healthy comfort food recipes to keep you cozy throughout the colder months.
These beautiful dishes are made using healthier ingredients, that really make for a no guilt comfort meal.
As an added bonus, these dishes are all plant based. Many of which are also gluten free, oil free and refined sugar free. Perfect for all eaters.
Check these out! And don’t forget the hot chocolate!
I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Poutine
Vegan poutine with cheese curds that squeak?? What the heck am I even talking about? Read on to get all the info!
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
YES! These are truly the best stuffed peppers I’ve ever eaten! Filled with quinoa, black beans and salsa, then topped with vegan queso made using walnuts!
Slow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Stew
Now who doesn’t love a good pot pie? This low calorie stew version version just might satisfy your craving, in a healthier option!
General Tso’s Chickpea Stir Fry
Dinner just got a whole lot better. This general Tso’s chickpea stir fry is a healthy vegetarian take on your favorite Chinese take out dish! It’s naturally gluten free, refined sugar free, and ready in just 30 minutes
Vegan Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Look at those beautiful twirls of pasta covered in a pumpkin sauce that is absolutely mouth watering! Does this not just scream comfort food?
Instant Pot Mexican Casserole
More Mexican comfort food. There’s something about Mexican food that I find particularly satisfying. This oil free, SIMPLE dish is not only comforting, but totally versatile! Read on for various topping ideas.
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
Not only are there nutritious veggies hidden into this mac and cheese, but it’s kid approved and simple to prepare! Comfort food with nutritious veggies are a total win!
Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Casserole w/ Rice
This vegan broccoli casserole is creamy, “cheesy”, and oozing with absolute deliciousness. Rice and broccoli florets are smothered in a rich and velvety vegan cheese sauce and baked to bubbly perfection.
Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers
Now we all know stuffed peppers are super comforting, but when you’re in a hurry, this shortcut is just as satisfying. Chunks of peppers and walnuts make this dish a hearty one! Consider these unstuffed peppers your weeknight solution to comfort food.
Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup
Simple ingredients, simple methods, with tons of flavour in this chunky, wholesome, comforting stew. Tons of peanutty, rich flavour that you’ll want to devour the entire pot.
Sweet Potato and Kale Pot Pie
A lightened up classic, this Vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Pot Pie is made with an oil-free almond flour crust, tender vegetables, and wholesome soy curls instead of meat. Now this is an absolute must try! All your favourite pot pie deliciousness, without the oil and cholesterol. Total win!
Chickpea Meatless Meatloaf with Smoked Maple Glaze
Chickpea meatless meatloaf is “meaty” and flavourful, with smoky maple glaze that will have you salivating for more. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes for the ultimate in comfort food.
This vegan moussaka is a healthier twist on a classic Greek comfort food. It’s loaded with flavor from layers of roasted eggplant, fluffy mashed potatoes, nutrition-packed lentils and chickpeas. Layers of absolute deliciousness here!
Seriously the BEST Vegan Lasagna
What’s not to love about lasagna? This version has layers of noodles and veggies cloaked in a “meaty” bolognese sauce, and of course, layers of delicious dairy free “cheese.” This will make your lasagna dreams come true, promise!
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s Pie is a classic comfort food dish, but this version is made oil free, dairy free, and meat free! But don’t worry, it’s still filled with a whole lotta YUM. A rich lentil layer topped with fluffy mashed potatoes just screams comfort food!
Vegan Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
These cream cheese mashed potatoes have no butter or oil when using an oil-free cream cheese such as an almond milk based cream cheese. They are also made with almond milk instead of heavy cream or full fat dairy milk. How can you go wrong with mashed potatoes? Healthy comfort food is really the best of both worlds!
With so many healthy comfort food recipes to choose from, which one will you try first?
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