While learning healthier ways to eat, you may want to have some handy healthy forms of comfort food to help you avoid processed, high calorie, nutrient-free foods. An additional benefit is that these pre-made items can help you eat healthy quickly when you are tight for time. Aside from the easy options of cut-up fruits and vegetables, healthy snack bars, you may want to make up soup stock or a meatless meat option to make a quick warm and comfy meal or snack.
Keep in mind that meatless meat does not have to be a soybean option but can include a base of mushrooms, as they provide a consistency similar to meat. Other vegetables, such as eggplant,etc., may also work for you, as they also will have this similar consistency. Generally, you can use a nut butter or chia seeds to hold together the other ingredients. Refrigerating prior to heating can give you a jump on getting the item to stay together while you bake or heat in a healthy oil.
Remember variety is not only the spice of life but a key to healthy eating. As you learn to eat healthy, do not rely on just a few staples. Keep the colors on your plate bright and varied.