Healthy Comfort Food

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Who says comfort food can't be healthy? With a few savvy ingredient swaps, you can dig into your favorite dishes without compromising any of your nutrition goals. Try one of these lightened-up recipes for dinner tonight.

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Farro Risotto With Sweet Corn and Tomatoes

"Delicious! Easier than you think, and the lemon zest really makes it something special."

A whole head of cauliflower is boiled and then roasted until gloriously browned. It is served with a rich romesco sauce, resulting in a dish that is meaty and filling. It could even command center stage, but it also makes a nice accompaniment. How To Cook Cauliflower, Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Recipes, A Food, Food And Drink, Good Food, Tortillas, Vegan Recipes, Cooking Recipes

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Romesco Recipe

In this recipe, a whole head of cauliflower is boiled and then roasted until gloriously browned. It is served with a rich romesco sauce, resulting in a the dish that is meaty and filling. It could even command center stage, but it also makes a nice accompaniment. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)

NYT Cooking: Winter is the season when many kinds of citrus fruits suddenly appear. For this savory fruit salad, a mixture of navel, blood and Cara Cara oranges and a small grapefruit make a colorful display. It’s fine to use just one kind of orange, bloo Olive Salad, Brunch, Onion Relish, Olive Oil And Vinegar, Fennel Salad, Sicilian, Blood Orange, Soup And Salad, Fruit Salad

Sicilian-Style Citrus Salad Recipe

Winter is the season when many kinds of citrus fruits suddenly appear. For this savory fruit salad, a mixture of navel, blood and Cara Cara oranges and a small grapefruit make a colorful display. (Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times)

For children (and arguably most adults), the most welcome Passover dish is chick. Matzo Ball Soup Recipe, Deli Food, Soup Kitchen, Frijoles, Chowder Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Chicken Soup Recipes, Homemade Soup, Organic Recipes

Joan Nathan’s Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

For children (and arguably most adults), the most welcome Passover dish is chicken soup with matzo balls. My matzo balls, neither heavy as lead nor light as a feather, are al dente, infused with fresh ginger and nutmeg. I like to freeze them, and the soup, in advance. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

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Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric milk is a simple infusion of warm milk with turmeric that exists with countless variations in homes across India, where it's known as haldi doodh. The drink might include black pepper, and a touch of jaggery or honey to sweeten it. (Photo: Gentl and Hyers for The New York Times)

NYT Cooking: Equal parts indulgent and virtuous, this meatless lasagna from Mark Bittman will please everyone at the table. Serve it with a green salad on a weeknight, or alongside a platter of meatballs for Sunday dinner. And listen: We won't tell anyone Meatless Lasagna, Spinach Lasagna, Cooking Lasagna, Vegetarian Lasagne, Pasta Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Mark Bittman, Fresh Pasta

Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Equal parts indulgent and virtuous, this meatless lasagna from Mark Bittman will please everyone at the table. Serve it with a green salad on a weeknight, or alongside a platter of meatballs for Sunday dinner. And listen: We won't tell anyone if you use no-bake noodles or frozen spinach. It's all good either way. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)

NYT Cooking: Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been . - NYT Cooking: Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been creating dishes wit - Green Juice Recipes, Healthy Juice Recipes, Healthy Juices, Healthy Smoothies, Raw Food Recipes, Healthy Drinks, Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Eating, Clean Eating

Green Juice Recipe

Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been creating dishes with fresh juices for years. Here, he offers up a recipe great for cleaning out your crisper. If organic produce is not available in your area, make sure to wash the ingredients well before using, to remove any residual pesticides. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

NYT Cooking: Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been . - NYT Cooking: Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been creating dishes wit - Green Juice Recipes, Healthy Juice Recipes, Healthy Juices, Healthy Smoothies, Raw Food Recipes, Healthy Drinks, Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Eating, Clean Eating

Green Juice Recipe

Matthew Kenney, an acclaimed raw-food chef in California, has been creating dishes with fresh juices for years. Here, he offers up a recipe great for cleaning out your crisper. If organic produce is not available in your area, make sure to wash the ingredients well before using, to remove any residual pesticides. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)

Tuscan Farro Soup - NYT Cooking: Simple yet amazing. This healthy soup, a kind of minestrone with farro, is ubiquitous in Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The farro is traditional, but you could use spelt or barley with good results. Farro Soup Recipe, Farro Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Cooking Videos, Cooking Pork, Cooking Tips, Cooking Classes

Tuscan Farro Soup Recipe

Simple yet amazing. This healthy soup, a kind of minestrone with farro, is ubiquitous in Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The farro is traditional, but you could use spelt or barley with good results. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)

If the finished soup seems lackluster or too clear, stir in spoonfuls of reserved chicken fat. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times) Soup Kitchen, Kitchen Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Yummy Chicken Recipes, Soup Recipes, Peasant Food, Do It Yourself Food, Wonderful Recipe, Chowders

A Superior Chicken Soup (Published 2016)

If the finished soup seems lackluster or too clear, stir in spoonfuls of reserved chicken fat. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

Refrigerating the strained broth allows you to skim off the fat that collects at the top when you are ready to prepare the finished soup. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times) Popular Recipes, Great Recipes, Favorite Recipes, Soup Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Recipies, Do It Yourself Food, Soup Broth, Light Snacks

A Superior Chicken Soup (Published 2016)

Refrigerating the strained broth allows you to skim off the fat that collects at the top when you are ready to prepare the finished soup. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

The most minimalist eggplant Parmesan imaginable, really an eggplant gratin with tomatoes. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times) Italian Recipes, New Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Favorite Recipes, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes Dinner, Dinner Recipes

Mark Bittman’s Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

The most minimalist eggplant Parmesan imaginable, really an eggplant gratin with tomatoes. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

Golden chicken soup with egg noodles, carrots and parsley, an American classic with roots in Northern Europe. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times) (Chicken Soup Recipes) Soup Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Hamburger Recipes, Vegetarian Cooking, Chili Recipes, Delicious Recipes, Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup From Scratch Recipe

Golden chicken soup with egg noodles, carrots and parsley, an American classic with roots in Northern Europe. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

The classic, highly aromatic Thai seasoning for seafood includes lemongrass, galangal, lime leaf, hot pepper and coconut milk. Fish Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Asian Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Thai Cooking, Clam Recipes, Cooking Games

Fragrant Thai-Style Clams in Coconut Broth Recipe

The classic, highly aromatic Thai seasoning for seafood includes lemongrass, galangal, lime leaf, hot pepper and coconut milk. Spicy and refreshing, the bright-tasting broth is a mix of sweet, salty, sour and herbaceous. You may substitute mussels or prawns for the clams. (Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times)

Before being strained into a clean broth for refrigeration and for the skinning of fat, the soup resembles a watery stew, with large chunks of ingredients that are then separated from the liquid. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times) Healthy Soup, Healthy Recipes, Soup Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Clean Eating Salads, Homemade Soup, World Recipes, Chicken Soup, Winter Food

A Superior Chicken Soup (Published 2016)

Before being strained into a clean broth for refrigeration and for the skinning of fat, the soup resembles a watery stew, with large chunks of ingredients that are then separated from the liquid. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)