There are so many delicious comfort foods out there that are healthy, hearty, and satisfying. Some classic recipes can be altered a little bit to make them healthier. Having a protein, veggie, and carb in your meal is a great way to ensure you don't walk away from the table hungry. Here are five delicious meal ideas to satisfy your most ravenous cravings:

1. Delicious Citrus Salmon

Give yourself a vitamin C and omega-3 boost with orange glazed salmon. This sweet and tangy dish can be served over brown rice or with a side of vegetables. Throw some broccoli into the citrus salmon pan to give more flavor to the whole dish.

2. Grilled shrimp with quinoa salad

This high protein, healthy carb dish is the perfect way to satisfy your craving for seafood and fulfilling carbs. A nice big bowl of quinoa salad can include lots of different veggies, from cucumbers to onions, broccoli and more. To make this dish even healthier, try using coconut oil or avocado oil to grill the shrimp. These healthy fats are not only delicious but will also help keep you full longer.

3. Hummus and veggie burrito wrapped with collard greens

Burritos are the ultimate comfort food. Make them even healthier by replacing the regular wheat wrap with a collard greens wrap. Stuff the greens with hummus or falafel, add some carrots, roasted eggplant, and peppers, and this will become a family favorite recipe.

4. Riced cauliflower stir-fry with shallots and a ground turkey tomato meat sauce

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic comfort food dish. Unfortunately, while it is a favorite amongst many people, it is also a notoriously high calorie dish. Luckily, there are ways to alter ingredients in the dish while still being able to satisfy your craving for a hearty bowl of good food.

Instead of cooking spaghetti, try buying a bag of frozen riced cauliflower at your grocery store and stir-frying it in a pan with shallots and turmeric. In another pan, stir-fry the ground turkey with onions and whatever other vegetable you would like to include, then throw in the tomato sauce to get it hot.

5. Hot and spicy black bean minestrone soup

With the weather still being unpredictable and cold, there is nothing better than getting home at the end of a long workday and heating up a bowl of Minestrone Soup. The combination of black beans, green beans, tomato, and zucchini mixed with warming spices like cayenne pepper or hot chili peppers will mix together beautifully to create a hearty bowl of pure goodness.

There are so many healthy ways to satisfy cravings with healthy, nutritious foods. comfort foods come in all different forms. Try these five meal ideas and enjoy every bite with the family.

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