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10 healthy comfort food recipes

These recipes for healthy comfort food offer nutritious, guilt-free ways to indulge in your favourite meals

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banana muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Combine these delicious muffins with some fruit for a quick and easy weekday breakfast.

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Onion soup

French Onion-Tomato Soup

A twist on traditional French onion soup, the addition of tomato juice lends a whole new flavour to the onions.

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Crispy Potatoes

Crispy Potatoes

You might think that only deep-frying could make truly crispy potatoes, but we are happy to prove you wrong. These crunchy potato cakes, lightly glazed with fragrant Parmesan cheese, require just 2 teaspoons of oil!

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pizza bites

Double-Cheese Pizza Bites

What a delicious way to welcome your guests! These mini double-cheese pizza bites are loaded with fresh tomato slices, black olives and fresh herbs. And because they’re on the light side, everyone will still have room for dinner.

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macaroni

Mushroom and Cheese Macaroni

Introduce vegetables to old favourites for healthy family meals. This well-loved macaroni dish is delicious with mushrooms, peas and red pepper added. Using a small amount of powerful blue vein cheese adds flavour, but not too much fat.

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Beef Sliders Stuffed with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

Beef Sliders Stuffed with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

These itty-bitty burgers pack big taste with the combination of crunchy walnuts, tender beef and gooey Gorgonzola. Baby arugula provides a perfect peppery match for these mouth-watering sliders, which can be cooked on the BBQ, indoor grill or stovetop.

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chili

Meaty Mushroom Chili

For chili lovers who don’t like beans, here’s a recipe that uses mushrooms instead to delicious effect.

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oatmeal cookies

Wholesome Oatmeal Cookies

With these lower-fat cookies in the cookie jar, you won’t have to think twice about having one.

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chicken soup

Old-fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Packed with flavour, mixing pasta with chicken and a bounty of just-tender vegetables, it is easy to see why chicken noodle soup is traditionally eaten as a restorative. Serve it as an entree and enjoy the leftover chicken in sandwiches the next day.

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cholcoate mousse

Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Cutting out dairy doesn’t have to mean cutting out delicious, decadent desserts. Use the highest-quality dark chocolate for the best flavour in this tofu-based chocolate mousse.

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