Healthy Comfort Food


The weather is getting colder, the holidays are coming, but you still want to eat better. These titles can give you inspiration and support on your quest!


Good Housekeeping Simple Vegan!

From Whole-Wheat Pita Pizzas and Polenta with Spicy Eggplant Sauce to Deep Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes, these scrumptious main dishes, snacks, and desserts make eating vegan easy for the whole family. For anyone who is going vegan or simply introducing a few dairy- and meat-free dinners into the repertoire each week, this book provides 100 you-wouldn't-know-they're-vegan recipes, along with basic information about eating and shopping vegan style. Whether you're lactose intolerant, want vegan versions of favorite dishes, or are looking for more low-fat mealtime options, you'll enjoy these triple-tested recipes from the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchens for their ease, reliability, and great taste.

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Thug Kitchen 101

Thug Kitchen

A kickass kitchen primer full of healthy, plant-based recipes that you can whip up any night of the week. The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Thug Kitchen are back to give you a crash course to help you to take the leap into healthy eating, starting with their signature fresh, California-inspired food. Thug Kitchen 101 includes more than 100 easy, accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet like sweet potato al pastor tacos, firecracker salad, chickpea and green chili soup, and no-bake cookies. And it serves up food facts along with helpful tips and tricks so you'll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you're making. All recipes in TK 101 are guaranteed to be quicker than take out, so you can cook some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work. No excuses. It’s delicious, healthy, homemade food for all the full-time hustlers out there.

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Cook This, Not That! Skinny Comfort Foods

David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding

Using the recipes in this book, readers can enjoy all of their favorite foods--from mac and cheese to fried chicken to chocolate cake--and still drop 10, 20, 30 pounds or more! It's the ultimate comfort food cookbook that can help readers save hundreds of dollars and drop dozens of pounds. The no-diet weight loss solution cookbook is filled with 125 simple, delicious, lightening-quick recipes that can save readers 10, 20, 30 pounds or more. Each recipe is photographed and contains nutritional information so readers can choose the best options to meet their health and weight-loss goals.

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From Mama’s Table to Mine

Bobby Deen, Melissa Clark

Provides Southern-inspired comfort food options with fewer calories, including meat loaf, oven-fried chicken, and bittersweet chocolate cheesecake.

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The 30-Minute Vegan

Mark Reinfeld, Jennifer Murray

Busy vegans, rejoice! award-winning husband and wife chefs/authors Reinfeld and Murray present 150 delicious, easy-to prepare recipes for everyday vegan cookingÑall dishes that can be prepared in a half-hour. Sections include The Lighter Side of Life: Smoothies & Satiating Beverages; Snacks, Pick Me Ups & Kids' Favorites; Lunches: Wraps, Rolls, Bowls, and More; Extraordinary Salads; Sumptuous Soups; Small Plates: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Light Dinners; Wholesome Suppers; Guilt-Free Comfort Food: Healthy Translations of Old Stand-bys; and Divine Desserts. The 30-Minute Vegan also provides at-a-glance cooking charts, kids' favorite dishes, and exciting menu suggestions for every occasion-making this an essential cookbook for busy vegans who want to enjoy delicious, healthful, whole-foods vegan fare every day.

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From Junk Food to Joy Food

Joy Bauer

Author and TODAY show nutrition expert Joy Bauer revamps your favorite indulgent recipes to allow you to enjoy both delicious food and good health, using simple tricks that cut calories, fat, sugar, and sodium.

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Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!

Lisa Lillien

Lisa Lillien has sold millions of books by serving up clever and deliciously easy recipes with low calorie counts, huge portions, and easy-to-find ingredients that are good for you. With eleven New York Times bestsellers under her belt, Lisa is taking things to the next level with Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED! Keeping in line with the current clean-eating food trend (and as a follow-up to her to last smash-hit book, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry), she's taking on the beloved foods that Americans are OBSESSED with—comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts, and more! Donuts, lasagna, fried chicken, quesadillas, fudge... No food is off-limits, and all of them have been completely re-created, re-vamped, and CLEANED UP! With the unique and healthy recipes in this cookbook, you can finally enjoy ALL the foods you crave while eating clean and staying lean! You’ll find . . . Spaghetti Squash Your Hunger B-fast Bowl (271 calories) Caramelized Onion Cauli-Crust Pizza (316 calories) Peanut Butter Cup French Toast (344 calories) Love Me Tender Pot Roast (272 calories) Philly You Up Cheesesteak Meatloaf (198 calories) Oh, Wow! Chicken & Waffles (353 calories) Mad About Eggplant Manicotti (264 calories) Garlic & Onion Butternut Turnip Fries (196 calories) Grab a Fork Pork Fried Rice (197 calories) Reconstructed Nachos (245 calories) Three Cheers for Cheesecake Brownies (126 calories) . . . and so much more!

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Whole-Grain Mornings

Megan Gordon

A seasonal collection of enticing, comforting recipes for sweet and savory whole-grain breakfasts including granola, warm porridges, muffins, savory tarts and eggs—as well as seasonal toppings and accompaniments like homemade yogurt and almond milk, all from the writer of the popular blog A Sweet Spoonful. A beautiful guide to morning meals, Whole-Grain Mornings offers sixty-five sweet and savory recipes for wholesome whole-grain breakfasts. Whether you’re cooking for busy weekdays, slow Sundays, or celebratory brunches, this charming cookbook will inspire you to look beyond the average bowl of cereal toward healthy and delicious ways to incorporate whole grains like amaranth, farro, and barley into your morning meals. Seasonally organized recipes feature favorite one-bowl breakfast fare like Apricot Pistachio Granola and Triple-Coconut Quinoa Porridge alongside more unconventional options like Saucy Tomato Poached Eggs with Kale and Wheat Berries and Nutty Millet Breakfast Cookies. With information on timesaving alternatives as well as a guide to the most commonly used whole grains—and sprinkled with abundant food and lifestyle photography throughout—this cookbook guarantees the most important meal of the day will also become your favorite.

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Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

Julie Mayfield, Charles Mayfield

Offers easy-to-make dishes that conform to the all-natural sensibilities of the “Caveman Diet” lifestyle, promoting overall health and weight loss, while still embracing the desire for familiar comfort foods, including Jalapeno Poppers, Eggs Benedict Florentine and Southwestern Shepherd's Pie.

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Trisha’s Table

Trisha Yearwood, Beth Yearwood Bernard

Presents "a balance of healthy versions of comfort food along with a smattering of indulgences. Whether slimmed down or 'original,' Trisha's recipes, such as black bean quinoa, slow cooker Georgia pulled pork BBQ, and chicken tortilla casserole, are included.

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The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook

Gina Homolka, Heather K. Jones

The must-have cookbook for any air fryer, with flavorful recipes that are healthy, convenient, and quick to prepare #1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka is beloved for her incredible recipes that transform your favorite, comforting foods into healthy, low-cal dishes with tons of flavor. Now, she brings her expertise to the game-changing air fryer appliance. Using high-powered, super hot, circulating air like a convection oven, air fryers crisp up your favorite "fried" foods with barely any oil needed. Cook times are shorter than traditional oven methods and the process requires little clean-up--meaning less time spent cooking and cleaning. In The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook, Gina shares 75 of her best recipes that work in every type of air fryer, including basket models and countertop ovens with air fryer settings. You'll of course find crave-worthy recipes for traditionally fried foods, such as Chicken-Vegetable Spring Rolls, Crispy Coconut Shrimp, Za'atar Chickpeas, and Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders, but Gina also shows you how versatile the appliance can be. Perfectly roasted meats and vegetables like Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Roasted Fish with Lemon-Almond Crumbs, Sugar and Spice Acorn Squash, and Charred Sesame Green Beans, along with baked goods like Homemade Bagels and Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing are all executed beautifully in the compact air fryer. For those of us with a sweet tooth, The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook even offers low-cal desserts, including Churros, Very Berry Mini Pie, and Baked Apples with Streusel Topping. Many dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and keto-friendly--all called out with helpful icons--and every recipe includes nutritional information (with the most up-to-date Weight Watchers points found on the blog).

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Ultimate Veg

Jamie Oliver

From simple suppers and family favorites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food - pure and simple. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavor combinations, this book ticks all the boxes. Super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes include: · AMAZING VEGGIE CHILI, comforting black rice, zingy crunchy salsa and chili-rippled yogurt · GREENS MAC 'N' CHEESE with leek, broccoli & spinach and a toasted almond topping · VEGGIE PAD THAI, crispy fried eggs, special tamarind & tofu sauce and peanut sprinkle · SUPER SPINACH PANCAKES with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese · SUMMER TAGLIATELLE, basil & almond pesto, broken potatoes and delicate green veg With chapters on Soups & Sandwiches, Brunch, Pies & Bakes, Curries & Stews, Salads, Burgers & Fritters, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, and Traybakes there's something tasty for every occasion. Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, this book will give you the confidence to up your vegetable intake and widen your recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. It will also leave you feeling full, satisfied and happy - and not missing meat from your plate. “It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free.” Jamie Oliver

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