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7 Healthier Comfort Foods That Are Next-Level Good

We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It’s one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we come across some amazing resources for easy meals that prove cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or a giant time suck. And now, we want to make a habit of sharing them with you!

Every week, we’re asking one of our favorite food bloggers to share some of their most popular recipes. This week Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest provides healthier takes on some of our favorite comfort foods.

These mouthwatering burgers are a vegetarians dream come true. Top the juicy, protein-packed patty with caramelized onions, melty cheese, sweet potato fries, and a fried egg. Voilà!

This comforting noodle dish is half zucchini, half pasta. Best of both worlds? I think so. The homemade herb, avocado, and tahini sauce provides a creamy texture without the cream. Oh, and the fried halloumi cheese is pretty much the best thing ever.

These nachos sub wedges of nutrient-rich sweet potato for store-bought chips. Blend up a batch of the green chile salsa, throw all the ingredients in a pan, and thank me later.

Baked, crunchy, and full of buffalo flavor, you won’t even miss the chicken wings—I promise. And the healthier twist on blue cheese sauce is bomb! If you’re vegan (or just want to make this dish even healthier), swap out regular butter for coconut butter.

Pizza: It’s the ultimate late-night food. Sure, this recipe isn’t as easy as grabbing a slice on the way home, but we guarantee it’s just as—if not more—delicious. If making the low-carb cauliflower crust scares you, don’t let it. It’s definitely worth it.

Slow cookers make everything easier, not to mention, tastier. Throw everything in and let it simmer away while you get started on the homemade Mexican fries. Using them as a taco topper is like built-in portion control. Genius.

Chicken nuggets are amazing, but our favorite fried snacks aren’t the healthiest to chow down on—until now. These babies are veggie crusted, crunchier, and healthier. Even King Kurtis would be proud.

Tieghan Gerard is the photographer and creator of Half Baked Harvest, a food blog celebrating tasty wholesome foods. For more delicious recipes follow Tieghan on Pinterest, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

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