Healthy comfort food to kick-start the new year
As with every new year that rolls around, it’s no surprise to hear that the theme of January remains focused on healthy eating. After the slew of festive dinners and indulging in one-too-many servings of cheese and crackers, January is the month of promise and ambition to embark on a healthy, nutritious year ahead. But who said healthy eating meant small portions and salads every day?
Food that nurtures the soul and feels like a warm hug can still be low in calories and high in nutritional value. To show you how, we’ve compiled some of our favourite healthy comfort dishes that you’ll find on our menu over the coming weeks. View our upcoming menus here.
Creamy Tomato Soup with Tapenade Crostini
You can’t go wrong with a hearty tomato soup, and our take on the age-old favourite will make sure you never to go tinned again! Great for a light supper or the perfect lunchtime option.
Seabass with Mediterranean Fennel and Tomato Stew
What this dish lacks in calories, it certainly makes up for in flavour! Fennel acts as a punchy addition to any recipe, and it pairs beautifully with this rich tomato sauce.
Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Risotto with Vegan Cream Cheese
Risotto is one of our go-to comfort dishes. With this one coming in at just under 500 calories per serving while still maintaining that gorgeous creamy consistency that we all love, it’s a must-try this month!
Irish Beef and Potato Stew with Sour Cream and Chives
Hearty stew and potatoes – what more could you ask for?
Vegan Sausage and Mushroom Stroganoff with Mash and Green Beans
This is vegan comfort food at its very best. For a dose of extra indulgence, add a dash of soy cream to the mash potatoes for a silky finish.
If you enjoyed this article, you may be interested in reading more about our recipes. For more low-calorie dishes, watch out for our new Calorie Smart range on our menu.