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 roll casserole
Perfect for busy weeknights — this recipe ditches time-consuming rolling without giving up flavour.
Chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash
Swap out pasta for spaghetti squash for an instant nutrition win.
Turkey burger casserole with parsnip and carrot frites
Lean turkey and crispy fries are an irresistible comfort food combo.
Winter vegetable pork ragout
Beat the chill with a bowl of hearty, homemade winter stew.
Toss those takeout menus for this nutritious, homemade alternative.
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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