Comfort foods, like macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and meatloaf feed more than just the body, they feed the soul, but unfortunately, most of our favorite comfort dishes are super fattening, loaded with calories and not so good for our health. Let’s be honest: No one wants to completely cut out their favorite foods, but the good news is that there are small changes you can make without sacrificing the flavor. Read on to find out how you can make some of your favorite meals healthier in no time!
1. Swap: Hamburger & Fries
Instead of a traditional hamburger and fries, why not try a turkey burger and sweet potatoes? Not only is turkey lower in calories than red meat, but it also helps reduce your risk of heart disease. Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are less starchy and high in vitamins A and C, but the key is to bake NOT fry them. Drizzle a little sea salt, extra virgin olive oil and parsley and you’re good to go!