Since Thanksgiving, I have lost over 20 lbs. How did I do it? Well, I walk at least 5 miles every day, and I’ve changed my diet. I love to try new recipes, so finding healthy food that tastes good has been an exciting adventure for me. I’ve hit some home runs and I’ve struck out a few times, too. But isn’t that how these adventures usually go? Lucky for me, I’m married to a man who isn’t afraid of trying new things… and eating vegetables doesn't scare him. Ha!
Every once in a while, I get a hankering for some comfort food. You know the kind, junk food that’s loaded with butter and cheese and lots of empty calories. It’s colder than a penguin’s butt here right now, so I’m looking for something to warm me up and make me feel happy as I wait for spring to arrive. So I’ve searched the internet for some healthy junk food, and here are the recipes that I intend to try.
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Who doesn’t love pasta with creamy Alfredo sauce? Mmmmm. This recipe from Unlost looks like it will really work well for me. It's made with... wait for it... cauliflower. Oh, come on. Don't wrinkle your nose like that. It also has Parmesan cheese and garlic and other yummy ingredients.
This next healthy junk food recipe has me a little uncertain. I really can’t imagine these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pure Ella would stave off my desire for fresh-baked cookies, but I'm willing to give the recipe a chance. (I’ll report back later once I’ve tested them.) This recipe is both gluten free and vegan.
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Finding this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse from Instructables has me super excited. I made a chocolate torte that called for avocados from Oh, She Glows for Christmas dinner a couple of years ago and it was DELICIOUS. So I’m sure this recipe for mousse is going to be very chocolaty and satisfying.
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These onion rings from Eating Well look like crispy, golden brown circles of delectable goodness. I definitely intend to give these a try. I'm a southern girl, so I absolutely love fried food. If these baked onion rings turn out as crispy as the picture looks, then I'm sure they'll be a hit in my house.
Have you transformed a recipe? I’d love for you to share it! Or are you a comfort food aficionado who thinks “healthy junk food” is an oxymoron?