Rainy days call for warm, satisfying comfort food to accompany Netflix and fuzzy socks. But before you hit the frozen foods aisle for a microwaveable, MSG-packed lasagna, consider using the free time you have indoors to cook yourself a delicious rainy day meal. Just because it’s gross outside, doesn’t mean you need to eat gross food. These eight recipes provide clean, healthy options for meals to make your rainy day a little brighter.
We warned you about that frozen lasagna. Before you give in, try this homemade, eggplant-based recipe to satisfy that craving for a fraction of the calories (and an extra serving of vegetables).
For those who say “cheese, please” when they’re stuck inside for a meal, this cheesy casserole will do the trick. Broccoli, wild rice and bubbly cheese will be sure to satisfy that craving.
There may also be rain in Spain, but there’s also Paella. Bring the flavors zesty Spanish dish to your home if your day is looking drab.
Extra time indoors means time to break out the slow cooker! This hearty, flavorful chicken stew will be well worth the wait.
Sneak a lil’ spinach into this decadent casserole and it counts as healthy, right? Regardless, this wholesome recipe with whole ingredients is a fabulous alternative to anything pre-packaged.
There may not be any sun out, but you can still add sun-dried tomatoes to your dish for a little Tuscan flare.
Nothing better to cheer you up on a rainy day than mac ‘n’ cheese. And we’ll do you one better: this recipe gives regular mac ‘n’ cheese a Tex Mex twist.
Not too psyched about a rainy car ride to Chipotle? Say no more. This burrito pie casserole has all the spicy Mexican flavor you need (and won’t limit you to just one burrito).
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