We don鈥檛 know about you, but when the weather gets cold, we鈥檙e in a constant state of craving starchy, gooey 聽comfort聽food.聽So, we figured, why not compile a list of crave-fulfilling dishes that will simultaneously keep us happy and not totally put us out for the count? So here we go 鈥 sweet potato, yucca, cauliflower and everything in between. All the dishes below are healthy, easy to make and will keep your belly overjoyed.

Mashed Potatoes

1.聽Three for The Price of One: Not one, not two, but three mashed potato alternatives come tucked inside this one post. We鈥檙e talking celery root and sage, creamy cauliflower and parsnip and carrot. (via聽Brit + Co)

2.聽Radish Mashed Potatoes:聽Add some fresh and unexpected ZING to your mashed potatoes by replacing half of those potatoes with radishes. It enhances the flavor and divides the calories in half! (via Cowen Park Kitchen)

3.聽Mashed Cauliflower:聽If you鈥檙e in the mood to binge but don鈥檛 feel like working out all week to make up for it, this is the dish for you. (via聽Primal Palate)

4.聽Mashed Butternut and Cauliflower:聽For something a bit sweeter but just as satisfying, give this colorful dish a try. There is no butter or milk, so eat as much as you鈥檇 like. (via Brit + Co)

5. Cheesy Mashed White Beans:聽Don鈥檛 let your eyes deceive you. This is a 100% potato-less mashed potato alternative that gives you all the gooey- cheesy goodness you are craving with a fraction of the calories. (Via Amuse Your Bouche)


1.聽Baked Yucca Fries:聽If you haven鈥檛 tried yucca fries yet, run, do not walk to the kitchen, make these and eat all of them. They taste like fries but are 100% fry-less (and that roasted jalape帽o aioli ain鈥檛 bad either). (via Brit + Co)

2.聽Baked Jicama Fries:聽These crispy jicama fries will have you saying, 鈥淧otato who?鈥 (via Host the Toast)

3. Veggie Fries: No matter what veggies you鈥檝e got sitting in your crisper, we鈥檙e making fries out of them. (via Brit + Co)

4. Baked Avocado Fries:聽Now for a real treat. This baked crispy outer shell gives way to creamy and light avodaco inside. Your craving for fries will be filled, and you might even find yourself craving these babies the next time. (via Cr猫me de la Crumb)

5. Oven Baked Green Bean Fries: This beats the pant off green bean casserole, don鈥檛 ya think? (via Brit + Co)

6. Butternut Fries:聽Perfect for fall weather, these butternut fries are sweet, crispy and much healthier than their potato counterparts. (via Foodess)

7. Parmesan Eggplant Fries:聽For a fry with a meatier texture and depth of flavor, try these baked parmesan-crusted eggplant fry alternatives. You can also add some spice and garlic to your ketchup to kick it up a notch! (Via The Mighty Mrs)

Pasta-less Dishes

1. Spaghetti Squash Pasta: If you鈥檙e like us, pasta is the be-all and end-all of crave-able starch, but this fabulous spaghetti squash dish hits the spot with all all the essentials 鈥 creamy, gooey and delicious. (via Brit + Co)

2. Noodleless Veggie聽Lasagna:聽Nothing is better on a cold night than some lasagna; this healthy alternative uses zucchini, yellow squash and carrots. (via Brit + Co)

3. Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash 鈥榥鈥 Cheese:聽This list would not be complete without the most comforting of dishes 鈥 mac 鈥榥鈥 cheese. Luckily, we have a starch-free, gluten-free option that is delicious, calorie friendly and exactly what you want鈥 right now. (Via B. Britnell)

4. Pad Thai Zoodles:聽If you are craving some takeout minus all the grease, try these easy-to-make Pad Thai zoodles. It鈥檚 the holy trinity 鈥 healthy, cheap and delicious! (via The Iron You)

5. No Cook Veggie Pasta: You don鈥檛 even have to fire up the stove or oven for this one, folks. (via Brit + Co)

6.聽Cheesy Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Noodles: Here鈥檚 one for the road. It鈥檚 packed with聽sweet potatoes and butternut squash, it鈥檚 super easy to make and it鈥檚 easy on the cals and the palate! Enjoy! (via Inspiralized)

Come up with some twists of your own? Let us know what works best and how we can make these awesome dishes taste even better!