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Healthy comfort food recipes

Indulge in simple, home cooking with a healthy twist.
Chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash

Sometimes salads aren't enough to satisfy a cold-weather craving. If comfort food is what you're after, a few smart swaps are all you need to enjoy your favourite, hearty meal and still keep it nutritious. Start with these dietitian-approved recipes courtesy of our recipe partner, CanolaInfo.org.

 

Cabbage casserole in blue ceramic pot

Cabbage roll casserole

Perfect for busy weeknights — this recipe ditches time-consuming rolling without giving up flavour.

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chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash

Chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash

Swap out pasta for spaghetti squash for an instant nutrition win. 

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Turkey burger casserole with parsnip and carrot frites

Turkey burger casserole with parsnip and carrot frites

Lean turkey and crispy fries are an irresistible comfort food combo.

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Winter vegetable pork ragout

Winter vegetable pork ragout

Beat the chill with a bowl of hearty, homemade winter stew.

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tofu stir fry

Tofu stir-fry

Toss those takeout menus for this nutritious, homemade alternative.

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Panko-crusted fish sticks

Panko-crusted fish sticks

This grown-up version uses panko for extra crunch and comes with a side of zippy edamame salsa.

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