Healthy Doesn’t Equal Hard to Eat
Feeling overwhelmed with food choices because of New Year Resolutions? Don’t fear the food—here are five healthy takes to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
1. Mac & cheese
Still get your cheesy fix with low-fat cottage cheese, cheddar, layered with spinach and whole wheat pasta, baked to perfection. Get the full recipe here.
Goodtoknow there’s no need to cover this lovely loaf in ketchup. Tangy tomato and chili jam and unconventional vegetables will do the trick.
3. Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy
Breading with Panko crumbs and baking instead of frying? These are just a couple of ways this wheat flour based gravy chicken fried steak won’t weigh down your waistline.
4. Buttermilk mashed potatoes
Coming in at one-fourth the calories of some buttermilk mashed potato recipes, Gina at skinnytaste.com has a solution that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Light butter and low fat buttermilk do the trick.
Pasta is always a scary go-to but with whole noodles, fat-free evaporated milk, and Canadian bacon this Carbonara style puts a smile on your face. More details at this blog.
If all else fails…
Head out for a walk, chat with friends or just do a hobby that makes you feel good. Comfort foods have been shown to positively pique emotions — so don’t rely on foods, just get out and do something fun!