Comfort food can also be healthy

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

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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!

PIZZA

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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.

FRIES

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Change nothing but the potato! Swap your same old potato with its sweet sister! Sweet potatoes have a way lesser starch content.

GRILLED CHEESE

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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!

PANCAKES

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Hold off the maple syrups and nutella! Instead, layer them up with Greek yogurt, and chopped fruits.

ICE-CREAM SUNDAE

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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!

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(Food Network, Freedom You, NYT Cooking, LiveStrong, BelleNews, One Green Planet)

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