Sometimes, whether it’s work or romance, or health or stress, we find ourselves needing to eat something we love dearly, that comforts us and makes us feel all better. Unfortunately, most comfort foods aren’t figure-friendly or health-friendly, for that matter. So what do we do when we crave our favorite comfort food? We eat it! Except we transform it into healthy comfort food- we satisfy our craving, yet don’t throw away all efforts of eating healthy. There’s no need to quit your favorite foods when trying to eat better, just adjust them so they’re healthier.
Healthy Comfort Foods Recipes
· Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Instead of eating the regular chocolate chip cookies, try this recipe:
∇ 2 cups oatmeal flakes
Δ 1 large egg
Δ1 cup raisins ( or any dried fruit you like)
Δ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Δ 2 tablespoon of raw cocoa powder
Mix them all into a batter, shape them and pop them in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
· Baked Fries
Without a doubt, fries are one of the most coveted comfort foods. Turn them into a healthy comfort food like this:
Δ Potatoes, cut on length
Δ 3 tablespoons olive oil
Δ Salt and pepper
Δ2 garlic cloves
Δ Chopped parsley
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl, then mix them together. Place the potatoes on baking sheet and roast them until crunchy!
· Crispy Baked Chicken
If you’re craving fried chicken, here a healthy alternative:
Δ Chicken pieces ( preferably breast)
Δ corn flakes
Δ pepper, paprika
Spice the chicken pieces with pepper, salt and paprika. Crush the corn flakes and mix them with the buttermilk. Toss each piece in the mixture until it’s coated and pop in the oven for about 45-50 minutes.
Have you created any healthy comfort food? Will you try a healthy comfort food instead of an usual one next time?