Who doesn’t have a favorite comfort food?

While these dishes are typically comforting due to their sugar/salt/fat addictive combinations, I’ve come up with some simple swaps to still enjoy your favorite comfort foods but with a healthier twist! Check out my quick video featured on WBFF Fox45 to see some of my recipes:

Featured Recipes: 

  1. High Protein Mac N Cheese
  2. Omnivore Burger with Rosemary Red Potatoes
  3. Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Paleo Chocolate Pudding 

Healthy Swaps:

  • Use a high protein macaroni noodle (17g of protein per serving) and low fat REAL cheese (cottage cheese, ricotta, cheddar) rather than a white flour macaroni noodle and “cheese-like” substances (powdered or packaged sauces)
  • By using the concept of volumetrics, you can cut the calories on dense dishes by adding in frozen mixed veggies. The veggies help to fill you up and allow you to eat a larger portion without all of the calories!
  • Avoid adding heavy cream by using pureed cooked veggies (onion, carrots, celery) to your dish
  • Add herbs (rosemary, parsley, cilantro, oregano, etc.) and spices (turmeric, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, etc.) to your dishes in order to boost up the flavors without adding extra sugar/salt/fat
  • Opt for grass-fed, lean, organic ground beef when making your own burger patties. Add sauteed mushrooms and greens, raw garlic, and fresh herbs inside your burger patties for extra flavor!
  • Consider using a lettuce wrap or whole-grain, high-fiber sandwich thin instead of a high-carb and buttered burger bun
  • Use healthy toppings on your burger for extra nutrients and flavor! Try sliced avocado or guacamole, mustard, tomato slices, lettuce, sprouts, sauteed onions, etc.
  • Avoid fried foods and instead use lower fat cooking methods like baking, grilled, broiling, boiling, sauteing and roasting
  • Make your own healthy desserts by using the natural sweetness in fruits rather than adding excess sugar