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January 12th, 2018

5 Healthy Comfort Foods to Curb Cold Weather Cravings

Savory Quinoa with Poached Egg and Kale

For a lot of us, the onset of winter triggers cravings for hearty comfort foods and warm, gooey desserts. Though it seems to be an expected consequence of sweater weather, have you ever wondered why it happens? Turns out researchers have been studying seasonal eating habits for years, and they have a number of theories as to why cravings for carbs climb when outside temps fall.

 

If you too find yourself dreaming of mom’s mac ‘n cheese on a cold, blustery day, go ahead and embrace the memory but then opt for a healthier choice that includes good fats, healthy carbs, and higher protein. Need some inspo to curb those high carb cravings? Then check out these five healthy comfort foods we’ve rounded up from Smári’s Kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Baked Spinach Dip

Baked Spinach Dip

Baked spinach dip is an irresistible comfort food, but not always a healthy option. Our recipe is made with protein-packed Smári Pure and loaded with healthy carbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meatballs with Yogurt and Rapini

This recipe for healthy meatballs isn’t all about the added nutrients. Yogurt keeps the meatballs tender and juicy, while the rapini adds depth and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celery Root Soup with Leek & Pear

Celery Root Soup with Leek & Pear

Even though it’s made with hearty, winter vegetables, this celery root soup is surprisingly light. A hint of pear adds a subtle sweetness and elegance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potato soup is a cold weather comfort food by definition. We’ve upgraded this classic with the addition of thyme, leeks, and Smári Pure. Don’t forget the crusty bread!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savory Quinoa with Poached Egg and Kale

Savory Quinoa with Poached Egg and Kale

Quinoa and kale are super-foods by every standard. But a comfort food? We say yes! Enjoy this savory quinoa bowl of goodness any time of day…it’s as comforting as a bowl of mom’s mac ‘n cheese, just a whole lot healthier!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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