3 Must-Try Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Recipes from the book Simply Julia by Julia Turshen

It may seem like an oxymoron: comfort food that’s also healthy. (Imagine that!) This is precisely what drew us to Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food (Harper Wave, 2021). The idea that foods we associate with indulgence like pot pie and coffee cake could possibly be part of a lifestyle led by mindful eating is genius – and perfectly aligned with the focus of this issue. It’s so much easier for healthy habits to become routine when they have a sensory payoff, too.

Julia Turshen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook writer and a champion of nostalgia-loving but unfussy home cooks. So these recipes are not long lists of fancy ingredients but many things we have on hand or can easily get without making multiple trips to different stores. They go light on cream, butter and sugar but

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13+ Best Healthy Father’s Day Recipes

It’s almost Father’s Day—and if you’re looking to show your dad how much he means to you, whipping up a meal in his honor will definitely do the trick. Whether you want to celebrate him with breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three, we’ve got you covered with healthy Father’s Day recipes that dad’s sure to love.

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Paleo steak frites with compound butter
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Time to fire up that grill cause this is an extra special steak dinner your dad won’t soon forget. The herb-spiked butter sauce truly takes this steak to the next level and who doesn’t love a big side of crispy fries. This dish is sure to impress.

Get our recipe for Classic Steak Frites.

Jalapeno cheeseburger
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

More of a burger kind of guy? Skip the fast-food options

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3 easy meal prep recipes for healthy summer cooking

Not to brag, but I was really good at meal prepping when my kids were little. Every week, I had a plan for what we were going to eat. I made a list and bought all the groceries I needed, I remembered to defrost the chicken breasts the day before I was going to cook them, and I would rip up and wash a whole head of lettuce so it would be easy to make salads all week.

Somewhere along the way, I let this good habit slide. Now most days, I don’t have a plan. I forage in the freezer for something that can defrost in time for dinner, and order the other ingredients I need from Instacart, adding random stuff like seltzer to my order to meet the minimum amount for delivery.

I needed to reignite my meal prep habit. “The Ultimate Meal Prep Cookbook from America’s

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12 Healthy Dinner Ideas for Two

It’s common to feel rushed at dinnertime and opt for easy options, such as fast food or frozen meals, even if you’re sharing a meal with just one other person — such as a partner, child, friend, or parent.

If you crave variety and want to spice up your routine, plenty of scrumptious, small-batch dinners take very little time to prepare and are incredibly healthy.

Interestingly, home-cooked meals are associated with improved diet quality, and family meals lead to healthier diets and less weight gain in children and adolescents (1, 2).

Here are 12 nutritious and scrumptious dinner ideas for two.

This quinoa bowl is packed with protein.

In just a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving, quinoa provides all of the essential amino acids, a good proportion of omega-6 fats, and 10% of the Daily Value (DV) for folate (3, 4, 5, 6).


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