Comfort food; not just for comfort anymore!
Are you curbing your urge to binge on some comfort food to soothe your break up blues? Not anymore! Comfort food has had a healthy makeover; so don’t think twice now, before plunging into such eating sessions!
Here is how your comfort food can get health-conscious!
VEGGIE MAC AND CHEESE
Keep the recipe original while reducing the cheese content a bit and adding a heap of vegetables to it. Spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, tomato – throw them all in!
Ditch the authentic pizza bread for a whole-wheat crust or a tortilla base instead. Pile on some veggies and opt for a strong-flavoured cheese so the piling on here can take a step back.
Change nothing but the potato! Swap your same old potato with its sweet sister! Sweet potatoes have a way lesser starch content.
To make the classic grilled cheese a bit healthier; take whole-grain bread and add a slice of flavoured high quality cheese in the mix! While toasting, keep butter/oil away and toast them in a dry pan. To go an extra mile, add some salads to the side!
Hold off the maple syrups and nutella! Instead, layer them up with Greek yogurt, and chopped fruits.
We’re serious. Ice-cream sundae can indeed be healthy! Just swap the regular ice-cream with banana ice-cream instead and drizzle it with fresh fruit, roasted nut topping, pure dark chocolate or natural peanut butter!
(Food Network, Freedom You, NYT Cooking, LiveStrong, BelleNews, One Green Planet)