Second-time around, tightened restrictions have had the novelty wear off. Collectively we’re exhausted, burnt out, and just need something to make us feel good – and we often find that in food. I know when I’m spending days at home, my favorite place to visit is the fridge. Having healthy tasty food on hand for those times I need a little extra comfort is paramount to looking after my mind, body, and soul – and it should be for you too.
So if you’re struggling with the state of the world right now, or you’re just looking for something to soothe your soul, enjoy these 5 healthy comfort food recipes made for uncertain times.
Vegan Pumpkin & Spinach Lentil Lasagne
- Vegan Pumpkin Lentil & Spinach Lasagne
Nothing says home comfort quite like a slice of lasagne. But to make this staple as nourishing for the body as it is for the soul, we’ve packed it out with plant-based protein (and some extra veggies to boot).
Comfort Food: Healthy Gluten-Free Fish & Chips (Recipe)
- Healthy Gluten-Free Fish & Chips
Fish and chips are one of those meals that always make you feel good. Reminiscent of summer eves spent beachside or a meal shared with family and friends, there’s no reason not to enjoy it in times like these. Our take is gluten-free and not soaked in saturated fats, meaning you get the same delicious meal while looking after your body too.
Shakshuka (Baked Eggs Recipe)
- Shakshuka (Tunisian Baked Eggs)
Shakshuka is a brunch staple (or even enjoyed as breakfast for dinner too) and it’s surprisingly simple to make for something that hits all the right spots. All you need is farm fresh eggs and a few pantry staples, and you’re set. Not that we’re advocating for this, but it goes down a treat after a wine or two the evening before.
Flourless Layered Chocolate Cake
- Flourless Layered Chocolate Cake
We all deserve to eat cake, especially when it’s this delicious. Our flourless layered chocolate cake is a delicious alternative for those looking to get rid of the gluten but still enjoy the wonder of baking. Try it – you won’t regret it.
- Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
We’ll forgive you for dismissing this initially, but these brownies are to die for. The soft and moreish texture lends itself to the addition of zucchini, which also technically counts as one of your daily serves of vegetables. Seriously, it’s not to be missed.