Feel-good food has a different meaning for everyone. For some of us, it’s our go-to comfort foods that always hit the spot; for others, it’s food that nourishes us from the inside out. Thankfully, both options can co-exist. Mindful nutrition allows even our most indulgent meals to be made healthier with simple ingredient swaps and preparation alternatives. Eat your way to self-care with these 7 comfort food upgrades.
IF YOUR GO-TO COMFORT FOOD IS NACHOS…
Try this version. You’ll need the following:
IF YOUR GO-TO COMFORT FOOD INCLUDES BREAD...
Opt for one of the purest kinds: sourdough. Sourdough bread undergoes a fermentation process that makes it easier on your digestion and blood sugar. The preparation results in less yeast and more lactic acid, and allows your body to produce more ‘good’ bacteria. Plus, sourdough is a bread with great longevity; the presence of acetic acid naturally prevents the growth of mold. Ideally, you'll want fresh sourdough made with organic flour or from a bakery, farmer's market, etc.
IF YOUR GO-TO COMFORT FOOD IS SOMETHING SWEET…
Curb your sweet tooth with edible raw cookie dough. To get the full experience, eat it right off the mixing spoon.
SIMPLE SWAPS FOR OTHER TOP COMFORT FOODS
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