Sometimes you just need to satisfy your craving for your favorite comfort foods. It’s good to treat yourself once in a while to help you stay motivated, but what if you could indulge in nutritional comfort foods? Well, you can by enjoying healthier and delicious alternatives.

We’ve gathered these flavorful better for you comfort food recipes:

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

Ditch the boxed macaroni & cheese and make our own! It takes just about the same amount of time and effort.  The creamy cheese sauce in this recipe is made with healthy Greek yogurt and real cheese (not the processed powdered kind).  Add some spinach or broccoli for a nutritional punch!

Root Chips

If you’re a potato chip lover, this healthier alternative is for you! The store bought chips are high in salt and contain processed ingredients. With this recipe, you can eat chips and get in a serving of vegetables. Bake root vegetable chips for a nutritious and crunchy snack. This colorful blend of potatoes, yucca and red beet chips is a tasty sweet and salty treat. Vegetable chips will also give you more energy and keep you feeling full longer.

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Alfredo & Spinach Pizza

A meat-lovers thick crust pizza has no health benefits. To stay on track with healthy eating, make your own pizza and always add nutritional ingredients. This alfredo & spinach pizza recipe will have you making your own crust with whole wheat flour. It only takes 45 minutes to make!  It tastes just as delicious as restaurant pizza, but can be enjoyed guilt-free.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mmm cookies… the perfect comfort food. There’s nothing like warm and soft homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Make your cookies healthier with this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that includes bananas, raisins and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re sugarless, but include alternative ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth.

These recipes will allow you to indulge and enjoy comfort foods while still staying on track with your health goals. Sure, it’s okay to indulge every so often, but it’s even better if you can also benefit from a nutritional comfort food. Otherwise it’s just empty calories that may taste great, but also may result in a feeling of guilt. Enjoy these recipes, guilt-free!

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