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7 healthy versions of your favourite comfort foods

By Phoebe McCreath |


I Quit Sugar - Pull-Apart Cinnamon Scrolls

Whether it’s the chilly weather that’s luring you towards the takeaway joint or you’ve just had a long week and are in need of a foodie hug, “comfort foods” usually tend towards the unhealthy side of the scale.

But next time you’re ready to indulge, try these healthy versions of your favourite comfort foods instead!

1. Fish and chips. 

With a gluten-free crumb and veggie chips, even the kids will love this healthy take on a family fave.

Battered Barramundi Fish and Chips

I QUit Sugar - Fish and chips

2. Ice cream.

A bowl of ice cream can be a common source of comfort after a stressful day. But this one is sugar-free AND dairy-free!

Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream

I Quit Sugar - Dairy-free ice cream

3. Chicken wings. 

If chicken wings are your weakness, try our sugar-free variation.

Sugar-free Honey and Soy Chicken Wings

I Quit Sugar - Chicken wings

4. Burgers. 

For burgers that pack a flavour PUNCH, check out our Asian inspired Thai Chicken Burgers.

Thai Chicken Burger with Coriander Slaw

I Quit Sugar - Thai Chicken Burgers with Coriander Slaw

5. Chocolate cake. 

Have your cake and eat it too, with this decadent Chocolate Mudcake. You can even top it with a ganache!

Chocolate Mudcake

I Quit Sugar - Chocolate mudcake

6. Cinnamon scrolls. 

The addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut butter makes these scrolls oh-so-creamy and even better than store bought ones. Seriously.

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Scrolls

I Quit Sugar - Pull-Apart Cinnamon Scrolls

7. Pizza. 

Try this Italian inspired Cauliflower Crust Pizza for a healthy alternative pizza base. Top with your fave meat and cheese for a protein packed slice (or two).

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I Quit Sugar - Cauliflower Crust Pizza

For more healthy indulgences, check out the I Quit Sugar: The Ultimate Chocolate Cookbook.

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