As the weather grows cooler, it’s easy to fall into the temptation of hearty, stick-to-your ribs comfort foods. When you think of comfort food, you probably think about tucking into a rich bowl of beef stew or a cheese-laden pasta bake, but hearty doesn’t have to mean unhealthy this year.
Comfort foods tend to be rich and decadent, which holds especially true for vegetarians who have to rely on cheese and often fattening dairy products to give their favorite hearty dishes the textures and flavors they crave.
Next time you’re looking for a healthy, hearty dish to warm you up, think meatless with one of our favorite meat-free recipes.
Tune in to the Today show on April 12, 2011 for some great casserole recipes from Prevention magazine. Chef Ariane Duarte will show you three low-cost yet healthy casseroles, which are not only an easy dinner but also make for delicious leftovers. Duarte will demonstrate a four-cheese macaroni bake that only has 300 calories per serving and a curried chicken broccoli casserole that will spice up any meal. Lastly, she’ll also show off another easy casserole variation with creamy spinach. All of the recipes demonstrated on the show can be found on Prevention’s website.