Want to eat more healthily but not ready to embrace summer salads just yet? These 4 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes may be just what you need! Plus find the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 15.
It seems rather surreal that we are already more than a quarter of the way through 2018. I feel like this year is already running away from me!
This last month has seen me tick off another big job off my massive 2018 to do list: video! And oh my what a big challenge I set myself – to learn how to create ‘tasty style’ recipe videos in 1 month. I really should have given myself about 3! (I am always over ambitious about what I can realistically achieve in 1 month!!)
So March saw me doing lots of research, buying lots of new shiny equipment (that was A LOT of fun!), figuring out how to actually shoot video (HUGE learning curve), and watching endless YouTube videos to figure out how on earth to use Premiere Pro to edit my videos (also a massive learning curve!).
And the result was this: My very first recipe video!!! (You can find the full recipe for my Easy No Mayo Coleslaw here.)
I know I still have much to learn but right now I am proper proud of myself 😀
I have since gone on to create a couple more videos and start an Easy Peasy YouTube channel. I would be delighted if you would subscribe to my channel or give one of my videos a thumbs-up!
And do let me know which of my recipes you’d like to see me recreate in video form.
4 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
So, hands up who ate too much chocolate over Easter??? Just like after Christmas, I find that the period after Easter is a time when we all vow to ‘do a bit better’ and ‘eat more healthily’ – only usually post Easter has the added advantage of being warmer and eating healthily seems that much easier.
Unfortunately, this year Easter was quite early and, I don’t know what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods, but here is the south of England we have been having quite a few miserable, cold and rainy days of late. It just doesn’t feel like summer salad weather just yet! I am still firmly in full on comfort food mode at the moment.
So, when choosing my picks from last week’s #CookBlogShare linky to showcase this week, I was rather drawn to a selection of recipes that were both healthy AND comforting. Perfect for this time of year!
Pasta Bake with Soya Beans
First up, what could be more comforting than a pasta bake? And I just love this Pasta Bake with Soya Beans from Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. Monika’s healthy vegetarian take on pasta bake is packed full of nutritious veggies, protein rich soya beans and just a small amount of cheese. If you wanted to make this even healthier you could use wholegrain pasta too.
Nutty Roasted Romanesco Curry
Curry is another comfort food classic but it can often be a very unhealthy choice (especially the takeaway ones!). This Nutty Roasted Romanesco Curry from Corina at Searching for Spice is a much healthier alternative, featuring roasted romanesco, chickpeas, spices, chilli and almonds, it is positively bursting with goodness (not to mention deliciousness!) and the fact that it is quick and easy too (ready in under 30 minutes), means there’s much less of an excuse to reach for the takeaway menu!
Oven Roasted Chips
Ah chips…another comforting classic that is NOT usually considered a heath food! But these Oven Roasted Chips from Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy are coated in just a small amount of rapeseed oil and roasted in the oven, making them much lower in fat than traditional deep-fried chips…but just as tasty! In fact, possibly more so, as Jacqui coats her Oven Roasted Chips in a delicious sounding combination of mixed herbs and garlic. Now that’s my kind of chip!
Breakfast Muesli Muffins
And finally, we have these gorgeous Breakfast Muesli Muffins from Angela at Only Crumbs Remain. These delicious sounding muffins are packed full of goodness: including a portion of muesli, wholemeal spelt flour, orange, cinnamon and eggs. These sound like a brilliant way to start the day. Plus if you bake a batch in advance, they make a really great grab and go breakfast – much better than picking up something unhealthy from the coffee shop on the way to work!
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 15
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Kirsty @k_phillipson, Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂
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