20 healthy comfort food recipes to make this fall – Lincoln Journal Star

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Comfort foods don’t have to be packed with butter to feel like a treat. These healthy comfort food recipes prove you can have your cake and eat veggies, too.
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Brittany Mullins, the health coach behind Eating Bird Food, develops nutritious recipes that taste amazing and never make you feel like you’re skimping. This creamy pumpkin pasta recipe is the perfect comfort food for fall. It comes together in under 30 minutes so you can make it as a weeknight treat. 
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Is there anything more comforting than filling your kitchen with aromatic spices on a chilly evening? This flavorful sweet potato red lentil curry recipe from Sweet Potato Soul will do just that. This warming, delicious dish is vegan, too.
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Pasta lovers need to try this vegan creamy hummus pasta bake from Pick Up Limes. It takes just five ingredients to make, so it’s great for a quick comfort food meal that keeps your grocery bill low.
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It’s officially chili season. Laura Wright, the food blogger behind The First Mess, added her own extra comforting spin to this plant-based chili recipe with some cornmeal dumplings.
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Is there a more classic Sunday supper recipe than beef stew and mashed potatoes? This Instant Pot version from Melissa’s Healthy Kitchen makes prepping this comforting vegetable packed dish easy.
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Admittedly this brown butter sweet potato bread with maple cream cheese frosting is still a little bit of a treat, but in true All the Healthy Things fashion, home cook and recipe developer Ashlea Carver made it gluten free and healthier with a sweet potato puree. 
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Need a simple, healthy breakfast that’s big on comfort food flavors to get you out of bed on cold fall mornings? This sheet pan breakfast hash with eggs from Isabel Eats will do the trick.
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This mouthwatering dish from Half Baked Harvest is packed with flavor and spice. Curry roasted squash is pan fried inside dumpling wrappers and served with a ginger-garlic broth. It’s healthy enough to eat any day of the week and delicious enough to kick your takeout habit.
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Can’t get enough dumplings? Neither can we. This garlic dumpling soup recipe from Food by Maria has a different flavor thanks to plenty of fresh lemongrass. It makes two to three serving0s, so you won’t have to eat the same leftovers all week.
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These tasty vegetarian enchiladas from Cookie and Kate are stuffed with healthy ingredients such as broccoli, bell pepper, black beans and spinach, before being topped with a delicious homemade red sauce. This dish strikes the ideal balance between hearty and healthy.
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Once you try this Love and Lemons lentil soup recipe, you’ll never want to make another. Between the holiday pies and cookies, this comforting soup provides the perfect nourishment.
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This thick and creamy sweet potato pie recipe will have the non-vegans at your Thanksgiving table fooled. Jessica in the Kitchen kept this recipe simple with just 11 ingredients.
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This easy one-pot vegan spinach artichoke pasta recipe from From My Bowl gets its comforting creamy texture from cashew butter. There are also easy substitutions if you’re gluten free or allergic to nuts.
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If you’re going to enjoy a sweet treat, why not sneak some vegetables in, too? This moist chocolate-chip zucchini bread from Mad About Food will be a favorite fall breakfast staple.
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This curried butternut squash soup recipe from A Simple Palate kicks things up a notch by adding just the right amount of sweetness from apples and a touch of spice with curry.
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This one-pot Jamaican fusion curry from Jessica in the Kitchen is comforting and budget-friendly. It’s packed with nutritious vegetables and plant-based protein from chickpeas.
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This warming coconut milk pumpkin soup from Love and Lemons is flavored with healthy aromatic spices like ginger, turmeric and cumin. 
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Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of year you should be eating turkey. These paleo turkey meatballs from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are packed with delicious Italian spices, onion, and spinach.
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Not sure what to do with your apple-picking bounty? Try this moist and delicious triple apple muffin recipe from Green Kitchen Stories. The dollop of apple sauce in the middle of the muffin is a fantastic surprise.
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Can you ever have too many chili recipes in your fall and winter rotation? Cookie and Kate’s take on this comfort food classic is gluten-free and vegan, but it still sure to satisfy the meat eaters at your game day watch party.
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