Chicken parimigiana, basil, marinana sauce and spaghetti squash on a wooden tray

Healthy comfort food recipes

Indulge in simple, home cooking with a healthy twist.

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.
Get the recipe.

Cabbage roll casserole in blue ceramic dish

 

Chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash

Swap out pasta for spaghetti squash for an instant nutrition win. Get the recipe.
chicken parmigiana with spaghetti squash on green plate

 

Turkey burger casserole with parsnip and carrot frites

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

turkey burger casserole with parsnips and carrot frites

Winter vegetable pork ragout

Beat the chill with a bowl of hearty, homemade winter stew. Get the recipe.
winter vegetable pork ragout

 

Tofu stir-fry

Toss those takeout menus for this nutritious, homemade alternative. Get the recipe.

tofu bok choy red peppers and mushroom stir fry on white plate

Panko-crusted fish sticks

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

Panko crusted fish sticks on yellow plate

Heart & Stroke thanks CanolaInfo for its generous support of our recipes online. Acceptance of this support does not constitute an endorsement of CanolaInfo or its individual products. Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through Growing Forward 2, a federal – provincial – territorial agreement.

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