Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods
You’ve resolved to make healthier food choices in 2019. Planning how you will handle cravings for unhealthy foods will play a key role in keeping your resolution. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy your favorite flavors while sticking to a nutritious diet! Read on for healthy versions of a few of the most popular comfort foods.
Buffalo Wings Grilled Dry Rub Wings
Buffalo wings are a great source of protein, but after they’re deep-fried and covered in sugary, calorie-laden sauce, the negatives outweigh the benefits. Make your own healthy version by tossing uncooked chicken wings in your favorite rub, then grilling until the skin is nice and crispy. Serve with a side of low-calorie dipping sauce.
Spaghetti and Meatballs Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Instead of pasta, serve your red sauce and meatballs over noodle-like roasted spaghetti squash for a lighter, veggie-packed meal.
Takeout Pizza Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Everyone loves a large pizza loaded with cheese, but indulging in one can sabotage your commitment to a healthy diet. Satisfy your pizza craving by making your own crust out of cauliflower, egg, cheese and spices, then piling on your favorite pizza toppings and baking until the cheese bubbles. You can also find cauliflower crust pizzas in the frozen foods section of most grocery stores!
Cheeseburger Lettuce Bun Burger
Indulge your burger craving – and get an extra serving of vegetables – by swapping out the typical white bread bun for a lettuce wrap.
Breaded Chicken and Mashed Potatoes Roasted Chicken and Green Beans
Breaded chicken with mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food pair, but thankfully you can lighten up this classic meal without letting up on flavor! Oven roasted chicken and green beans can be just as mouthwatering, but with less fat, carbs and calories. It can also be just as convenient with a trip to Lee’s! Simply pair our famous green beans with our Oven Roast Classic Chicken for a meal that’s protein-rich, healthy and delicious.
Keep your resolution all year long without compromising on flavor! Lee’s Oven Roast Chicken is dusted with savory herbs and seasonings, and then baked until golden brown for a lighter version of our famous chicken that the whole family will love. Find a location near you.