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The Best Comfort Food

The Best Comfort Food

Healthy Food Swaps For Comfort TV Marathons This Autumn

Healthy Food Swaps For Comfort TV Marathons This Autumn

There’s something reassuring about snuggling up when it’s getting dark outside, grabbing the remote and putting on a TV show that makes you feel...well, comforted

Whether you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia, or some light-hearted relief brought by spending time with your favourite TV characters - it’s called ‘comfort TV’ for a reason. But comfort food doesn't always have to mean stodgy carbs and meals that leave you feeling heavy. The healthy recipe box, Green Chef, has matched healthy comfort foods with the ultimate nostalgic shows the ultimate feel good evening. The only question is...will it be Friends or The Office first?

Swap Joey’s Pizza for Veggie Flatbreads

#1 Friends

Re-watching Friends is guaranteed to get stomachs rumbling, especially after seeing Monica knock up 12 lasagnas in - you guessed it - ‘The One With The Dozen Lasagnas’. Imagine if Aunt Sylvia had told Monica that the lasagnas had to be vegetarian...

Whilst Rachel’s three-layer meaty trifle doesn’t sound the most appetising, it’s no surprise that we’re always left dreaming of pizza whenever we see Joey devour an extra-cheesy New York slice. Get the same cheesy satisfaction with our Whipped Feta Flatbreads for pizza-inspired recipe that’s full of fresh flavours.

Swap Sooki’s Risotto for Creamy Vegan Risotto

#2 Gilmore Girls

Nothing says comfort like a Gilmore Girls binge this Autumn. This classic series is guaranteed to give you cosy vibes and is the perfect excuse to channel Lorelai and Rory and eat like a Gilmore. For die-hard fans, Sookie’s iconic magic risotto is the perfect dish to curl up and enjoy while you take a trip to Stars Hollow.

Of course, while you might not have the gourmet skills that have made Sookie’s magic risotto so iconic, you can recreate this quintessential Italian comfort food from home with a warming and luxuriously creamy vegan Jerusalem Artichoke & Asparagus Risotto

Swap Kevin’s Chilli For Plant-Based Chilli

#3 The Office

You know when something bad is about to happen, but you just can’t look away? That’s how we feel whenever we re-watch Kevin dropping his famous homemade chilli. Luckily, it only takes hearing The Office theme tune to immediately lift our spirits back up again. Make up for Kevin’s lost comfort food by rustling up a healthy alternative with our delicious vegetarian Chipotle Refried Beans & Rice with Avocado and Kiwi Salsa.

Swap the Magical Pie For Veggie Pie

#4 Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Originally airing from 1996 to 2003, Sabrina The Teenage Witch is a comfort TV classic which turned 25 this year. The animatronics for Salem may look a little outdated now, but there’s no denying the magic of re-watching an episode.

Whilst we may not have Sabrina’s ‘Magical Meals’ cookbook to help us conjure a pie out of thin air, we have the next best thing - a recipe for a fulfilling Chestnut Mushroom & Lentil pie that is guaranteed to keep you going through an episode or three.

Swap Halloween Sweets for Halloween Harlequin Squash

#5 Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Spooky season is upon us, which makes the darker Netflix reboot a seasonally fit comfort TV choice for Autumn. With blood-red beetroot couscous, prepare our Halloween Harlequin Squash for a veggie comfort food recipe that will sustain a whole marathon of Sabrina episodes.

Swap Cafe Habana Sandwiches for Sumac Halloumi Wrap

#6 Gossip Girl

Spotted: Cafe Habana is the Humphries’ go-to place for a meaty club sandwich. So, to feel like you’re living the Upper-East Side dream, enjoy a veggie twist with our Sumac Halloumi Wrap for the perfect healthy comfort food swap.

Swap Gabriel’s Steak For Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Steaks

#7 Emily In Paris

According to Netflix, 58 million households watched Emily In Paris in the first month it aired. Officially the most popular comedy series on the platform in 2020, Emily In Paris became a TV phenomenon that everyone was talking about.

Whether your relationship with the series was love-hate or love-love, there’s no denying that watching 10 short episodes in succession felt surprisingly easy. With such more-ish TV, treat yourself to another round of Emily In Paris by preparing some cheesy Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms to truly embrace the Parisian vibe once more.

Hungry for more? Check out Green Chef’s Weekly Menu for healthy meals that will keep you going until the Christmas films start...