A creamy bowl of macaroni and cheese, a juicy burger, and gooey slices of pizza — delicious, sure, but eat too much and that heavy feeling will start to weigh you down. So how do we enjoy comfort food without the feeling of indulgence? Up the veggies and swap in healthier ingredients.
Here are 16 lighter takes on classic comfort food — with a healthy twist. Swap spaghetti squash for pasta in a carbonara casserole; make a satisfying bolognese with ground turkey; get your takeout fix with homemade fried cauliflower rice. This isn't about replacing the pizza and pasta, it's about making smart choices for the long run, so when you do have the bowl of pasta, you can enjoy every single forkful and feel wonderful about it.