Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Craving a little down-home comfort, but with a leaner, healthier approach?

Enjoy these 8 healthy comfort food recipes created by our award-winning chefs at the Pritikin Longevity Center. They’re perfect not only for cold, winter days but for your health and weight-loss goals.

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes: Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes With Corn and Fat-Free Sour Cream

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes. Here's a favorite at the Pritikin health resort: Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes With Corn and Fat-Free Sour Cream.

Better yet, plan a health vacation at Pritikin. Enjoy healthy comfort food at every meal. Learn in cooking classes how to become an expert healthy comfort food chef. Exercise under the guidance of board-certified physicians. Shed weight. Get your blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors under control. And return home with a whole new zest for life.

Turkey Meatloaf

Oh, the rewards of easy Pritikin cooking! Pop this Turkey Meatloaf in the oven along with some russet potatoes, whip up a nice big salad, and dinner’s done. This is also a great comfort food recipe for leftovers.

Mashed Potatoes With Corn and Fat-Free Sour Cream

This recipe is perfect for nights when you’re craving a little creamy-style comfort food but want to be good to your heart and waistline.

Chili With Ground Bison

Want meaty, savory chili but not the mega-amounts of saturated fat and salt that usually come with it? You’ll love our Pritikin Chili With Ground Bison.


This cornbread is free of oil, sugar, and cholesterol (what you’d typically find in cornbread recipes), but full of classic, delicious cornbread flavor.

Learn To Cook Healthy Comfort Food

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African Stew

Vivid colors and fragrant spices are the hallmarks of this thick, all-vegetarian African Stew. Do you like paprika, cumin, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, and a dash of raisins? This recipe is for you!

Meatless Meatballs

Store-bought veggie meatballs tend to be high in sodium, and pricey. Try this simple recipe. Maybe even get the kids involved! They’ll love molding their own little balls, and will want to sample their creations come dinner.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, but the sodium content of many recipes can be a staggering 600 mg per cup. Our Pritikin version has no added sodium but loads of deep, savory flavor.

Potato Salad

Regular potato salad is laden with mayonnaise, which can do a very good job of ladening your body with belly fat. Our Potato Salad, created by our chefs at the Pritikin Longevity Center, is light on calories but full of rich, zesty flavor.

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