“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.” ― Jess C Scott
Food is comfort, and comfort is home nothing sounds better than the food cooked at the comfort of your home. Feeling low or troubled, nothing can ease your mind like soulful comfort food.
Imagine a Sunday afternoon, in the living room of your home, sitting on the sofa watching and gossiping away with your sister and mother agonisingly waiting for the food to be laid down on the table, whilst your father and brother cooking their traditional chicken biryani in the kitchen, wafting away the authentic flavour of spices and herbs in the living room, chilling your mouth with delicious flavours and making your tummy restless.
Did this bring you any flashbacks of your comfort time at home? Those nostalgic, beautiful memories with your family, with the comfort of home-cooked food.
Well, we are sure we might have jogged down your memory lane, making you miss all the fantastic heartwarming food. We can’t possibly bring you home, but we can try to get home to you.
We have personally curated a list of some of the best healthy comfort food options for you to relish at the comfort of your home, far away from home. So what are you waiting for?
Get your ingredients and utensils ready to prepare some of the food items we have listed down for you :
Healthy Comfort Food Options:
Vegetable sandwiches and pasta
One might think about how can pasta and sandwiches considered healthy, well you won’t know until you try.
While making pasta and sandwiches, one-step solution: always keep in mind to add more veggies and spices to add in your meal with more nutrients, and try avoiding extra supplements of cheese and sauces.
One of the simplest go-to meals to make when a pang of hunger hits you hard.
An all-time favourite vegetable, although it is calorie-dense, it is recommended not to have potatoes in the fried form.
Having the potatoes in the baked states, with additional add ons of seasoning and vegetables, will warm up the tastebuds with the feeling of cosiness and homeliness.
Easy Butter Chicken
For all the non-vegetarians out there, nothing beats the easy and cosy homemade curry stabled with well-marinated chicken pieces.
The homemade chicken curry seasoned with fresh vegetables and spices levels up the nutrients intake by an individual. Alongside freshly boiled chicken, it adds more aspects of healthiness and flavours to the mouth.
One of the best forms of comfort food, which warms your body from the inside and relaxes your mind.
Lentil is one of the most recommended forms of nutrient intake one can take for a healthy comfort diet. This soup is categorised with low calories is filled with red lentils, carrots and leeks. Best to have it on during the monsoon and the winter seasons.
The best breakfast staple, one can devise a wholesome meal providing the right amount of nutrients and proteins to the body.
The food is said to be rich in carbs, fibre and antioxidants. It also varies a good amount of Vitamin B, which is suitable for brain development. To add extra toppings such as nuts, honey, seeds, and fruits makes it fulfilling and highly nourishing.
Vegan Chilli non-Carne
A combination of sweet and chilli, with the correct amount of plant protein and fibre from the beans.
The veggies dipped in luscious tomato sauce is enriched with skin-healthy antioxidants and potassium, which helps to accommodate your salt balance after a workout.
Vegan Ice cream
Nothing soothes and comforts your soul like a bowl full of ice cream; to find healthier options might be difficult but not impossible.
So one of the best options when choosing your ice cream is to go for the vegan selections, as the vegan version is based on plant-based elements, which helps to support healthier cholesterol levels in the body which has better results from your frozen deserts manufactured through cow’s milk and cream which to a significant amount affect your cholesterol. To chose vegan is healthier and wiser.
Hope you find this list helpful and calming amid this soulfully addicting food!