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Fall Comfort Foods Made Healthily

Fall Comfort Foods Made Healthily

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Fall Comfort Foods Made Healthily

 

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There’s nothing more comforting than a nice hot meal on a
winter’s day. The problem is, what many of us consider to
be winter comfort foods aren’t always as healthy as we
might assume.
Fall Comfort Foods Made Healthily
Many comfort foods are high in simple carbohydrates like
white flour and sugar, instead of healthier complex
carbohydrates like whole wheat flour and vegetables. Simple
carbohydrates can reduce our serotonin levels and make us
tired (and even depressed), which is quite the opposite of
what comfort food should do. In addition, many recipes
include ingredients high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium, so
curbing those is only going to help your waistline and
overall healthy.

 

Make it Healthy

With all this in mind, let’s look at how the comfort foods
we love can really be good for us.

Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagne and Other Kinds of pasta: Use whole
wheat noodles and replace any flour in the recipes with
whole wheat flour. Add more vegetables and reduce the
cheese and meat content.

Fried Chicken: Instead of frying, try baking you’re coated
chicken and don’t forget to use wheat flour and egg whites
instead of a whole egg.

Soups: Forego the canned varieties that are extremely high
in cholesterol and make yours fresh where possible. It’s
not as complicated as you might think and it tastes much
better. When making your own soup, always skim the fat of
your soup stock and use plenty of vegetables. If you don’t
have time to make your own stock, choose the low sodium
premade varieties.

Chili and stew: Choose leaner cuts of meat. For example, a
turkey chili can be just as hearty and delicious as its
ground beef counterpart. Of course, don’t forget to load up
your chili with vegetables. When making stew, always cut
the fat off the meat before cooking and use wheat flour for
thickening your delicious meal. If serving bread, use whole
wheat and reduce of foregoing the butter. A warm whole wheat
baguette dipped in homemade chili or stew just doesn’t
need the extra added fat and cholesterol.

It doesn’t matter what your preferred comfort foods are,
you can use these guidelines to prepare many of your
favorite meals:

Whole wheat flour replaces white flour.

Olive oil replaces butter, margarine, and other oils.

Eggs whites replace whole eggs.

Skip the butter on bread and vegetables. Use seasoning
instead.

Reduce sugar in recipes. Use ingredients like vanilla,
cinnamon or other extracts to add a sweet flavor.

Choose leaner cuts of meat and cut off any visible fats
before cooking. You can also remove the skin from chicken, or
to retain juiciness remove the skin before eating.

Use skim milk instead of whole milk.

Reduce salt in recipes dramatically. Most recipes don’t
actually need salt, excluding ones that include yeast for
leavening.

Cook more meals instead of eating packaged ones.

When in doubt, add more vegetables.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean avoiding your favorite comfort
foods, but it could mean adjusting things a little. Keep
these tips in mind when preparing your next meal to stay
healthy, happy and trim this winter.

 

Minestrone-Italian-soup

Minestrone-Italian pasta Soup

10 cups cooked red beans

1 tsp. salt

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 zucchini, sliced

2 stalks celery, chopped

3 tablespoons butter

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 tablespoon oil

1 carrot, diced

5 leaves spinach or chard, chopped

8 oz. tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes
Crush 7 cups of beans and leave the remaining beans whole. Combine all remaining ingredients except macaroni and basil. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add basil and macaroni and cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.

 

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