Let’s talk comfort food. I’m talking about those snacks and meals that you crave on the worst of days when snuggling up on the couch with a bowl or plate full is about all that sounds good. The GOOD stuff. I’m writing this in, like, week 712 of the Covid-19 Quarantine so the need for comfort food is at an all time high. We’ve grown to relate comfort food to junk but I’m slowly and surely decoupling those two things!
Recipe substitutions and edits to make a meal just a little less junky used to scare me because they just wouldn’t be the same. But I’ve come around and I’m here to share some of my newest, MOST comfy meals.
Let’s start with the full on meals:
Worlds easiest lasagna! So easy that the whole recipe comes from an instagram post y’all! I hadn’t made lasagna until we got stuck in the house and I wanted to start playing around in the kitchen. I found this recipe which was 10x less intimidating than most of the lasagnas I saw out there and since then, we’ve made it once a week!
Alternatively, Spaghetti and meatballs is the definition of comfort and this healthy (secretly veggie packed) meatball recipe makes enough for a full week of meal prep or a big ole’ family! The recipe is actually for meatball subs, which are good, but not as comfy as a bowl full of noodles for me. Whip up the meatballs, toss them into some of your favorite pasta sauce and sketti (Banza is always our pick) and you’re set!
This crust recipe is SO delish. You can, of course, top the pizza with whatever you’d like. We keep it simple with alfredo sauce, cheese & plenty of pepperoni (and maybe some more cheese!) Only tip I have on this one is to let it cook for a couple minutes longer than it suggests once you have your toppings on to get that nice crispy crust
- 45g All Purpose Flour (Gluten Free works too)
- 8g coconut flour
- 6g baking powder
- 2g salt
- 8g Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 100g Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt
- 70 g egg whites
- Mix all of your dry ingredients together.
- In a separate bowl, mix together you wet ingredients
- Combine them maxing sure to ditch any clumps
- Spread your crust out on a parchment lined Pizza Pan
- Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes
- Pull it out, ditch the parchment paper, add you toppings (THE FUN PART)
- Bake for another 5 minutes until done!
So easy, I can squeeze these in before my morning meetings
- 1 cup Kodiak Cakes Flapjack Mix
- 1 scoop Level-1 Blueberry (most protein powders work here but gah, this blueberry stuff is good)
- 1 cup Water
Mix it up, flip those flapjacks, top with plenty of syrup and ENJOY!
We whip up this chicken and eat it in every way we can! The enchiladas are definitely our fave, but this stuff is good over a tray of chips for creamy chicken nachos or over a quick bowl of rice for more of an ACP type deal! Best part, it’s a crock pot recipe so takes like 0 effort. OH! and a tip I just learned for shredding meat — drop your electric mixer in the crockpot for a couple minutes and call it done! You can thank me for that one later! (or maybe I’m way behind here? Either way, it beats standing over a steaming crockpot with a couple forks)