Comfort Food Without All the Calories: Delicious Fall Recipes to Take to Work

Fall is officially here! And as the temperatures get colder and the sun goes down sooner, we will be in need of some good ole’ bone sticking, comfort foods.

Sometimes, we need to indulge in a classic comfort food dish, and there is nothing wrong with that, especially since we have compiled a list of delicious recipes you can quickly whip up when that comfort food craving hits. So, sit back and uncover some amazing but healthy comfort food recipes that will help get you through your workday.

Homemade chicken noodle soup.

For most people, chicken noodle soup is at the top of the list when it comes to go-to comfort food. Make this version that is chock full of vegetables, yummy noodles, and shredded chicken, guaranteeing that every spoonful is full of warm and comforting goodness.

And while you’re making a batch, feel free to double the recipe, so you have some for dinner and work the next day!

Classic grilled cheese and tomato soup.

A crispy grilled cheese and a cup of warm tomato soup constitute one of the most incredible comfort combos ever. Unfortunately, it also comes with a lot of fat and calories. But with ingredients like Greek yogurt and fresh vegetables, this recipe offers all the comfort and half the calories.

Make the soup the night before and whip up the sandwich in the morning and let cool a bit before packing, so it doesn’t get soggy. You’ll end up with a well-balanced and delicious lunch that satisfies all those comfort cravings.

Mac and cheese.

It’s safe to say mac and cheese is the real MVP of comfort food. You just can’t go wrong with a classic formula of a creamy cheese sauce and pasta. Skinny Taste’s lighter version uses broth, reduced-fat cheese, and skim milk to ensure you still have the perfect texture with all the mouthwatering flavors.

It is so much better than anything from a box, make the night before for several delicious yet healthy meals.

[Check out this yummy smoothie recipe and other healthy eating tips from NORM!]

Turkey lasagna.

Just like mom used to make, but with half the calories. Cozy up with an easy and healthy lasagna recipe. It offers all of the goodness of classic lasagna but lightened up and packed with protein for a skinny version of the traditional recipe!

The layers of noodles, meaty marinara sauce, and a flavorful cottage cheese mixture, all baked to perfection, is the perfect office lunch on a crisp fall day.

Oven-fried chicken. 

No need for grandmas’ old skillets, brown paper bags, or containers of lard. This recipe calls for the chicken to be marinated in low-fat buttermilk and savory seasonings, then coated in breadcrumbs before being baked in the oven. The result is the crispiest and most moist chicken ever! Pair with a healthy salad for a complete workday meal that offers health and flavor.

Fall offers up some delicious and comforting recipes that we don’t often get to cook throughout the warmer months, so take advantage, and be sure to make enough for dinner and to pack up the next day. As you prepare for your day at work this fall season, consider these comforting fall recipes that will keep you satisfied without weighing you down in the middle of your busy day,

If you have any healthy and delicious fall lunch recipe ideas, please share them on our Facebook page. And for more tips for staying healthy while managing a busy medical office, follow our blog!

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