We all have our favorite comfort foods — whether it’s mac and cheese, tacos, or just eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, food can be the big hug you need when you’re down. But we don’t want to let our favorite comfort foods derail our wellness goals. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top 5 healthy twists on your favorite comfort foods– so you can indulge without ruining your diet! Healthy Mac and Cheese from Pinch of Yum Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 1 tablespoon butter 1 small yellow onion 1 small butternut squash (4-5 cups cubed) 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth ¾ cup milk 1 teaspoon salt ⅔ cup shredded cheese Parsley for topping Salt and pepper to taste Click here for the full recipe. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese from the Iron You Ingredients: 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature ⅓ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded Click here for the full recipe. Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes from SkinnyTaste Ingredients: 2 lbs (4 medium) yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved ¼ cup light sour cream ½ cup fat free chicken broth ¼ cup skim milk 1 tbsp whipped butter Kosher salt to taste Dash of fresh ground pepper 1 tbsp fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, chives Click here for the full recipe. Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream from Naturally Ella Ingredients: 1 small zucchini, diced 1 small summer squash, diced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 ear sweet corn, removed from cob 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 medium red pepper, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons cumin ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ripe avocado ⅓ cup full fat, plain greek yogurt ¼ cup minced cilantro 1 tablespoon lime juice 8 corn tortillas Feta or goat cheese Extra cilantro to taste Click here for the full recipe. Shrimp, Cabbage, and Carrot Potstickers from Cooking Light Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic ½ cup finely grated carrot 2 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage 4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, divided 5 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce, divided 1 ¼ pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped 40 gyoza skins or wonton wrappers Cornstarch 1 ⅓ cups plus 1 tablespoon water, divided 3 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon rice vinegar Cooking spray Click here for the full recipe. Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.