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15 Comfort Foods That are Good for You

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  • Okay, none of these are on my list of comfort foods. I got really excited at first, but I guess my idea of comfort is different from Spark people's. :-) Thanks anyway! - 3/13/2008 1:12:12 PM
  • I like this article, and the links to recipes. - 3/13/2008 12:37:03 PM
  • Diced leftover ham, egg noodles and milk. Comfort food, yummmmm. - 2/24/2008 10:48:41 AM
  • thank you, this is really helpful - 1/27/2008 4:29:06 PM
  • This is a great article. Thanks - 1/27/2008 3:29:32 PM
  • I have always loved oatmeal. Its one of my favorite foods, I add cinnamon, raisons, brown sugar and sometimes blue-berries and strawberries to it to make it delish! - 1/24/2008 1:41:12 PM
  • I love chicken noodle soup. I didn't think about having it on my diet. Oatmeal or farina,(cream of wheat) are what I have every morning. They are very filling and satisfying! Great Ideas! - 1/22/2008 9:08:54 AM
    A note on oatmeal. If you can, avoid using instant or 5-minute oatmeal. Since the oats are partially cooked (that's why they cook so quickly), your body will break them down quickly. For a slow, steady boost of energy, use steel cut oats. This is the next best thing to whole oats, which I've never been able to find in a store anyway. After trying them a few times, I think they taste better. The only drawback is they take a long time to cook: 45 minutes, compared to 5 minutes or less. But if you plan ahead and make a week's worth at a time, you'll be good.

    Two last suggestions: dried cranberries are an excellent suggestion for people who can't eat cooked raisins (my wife is one of them); and Splenda has a healthier version of brown sugar. You can get a full description at their web site. - 1/21/2008 11:59:12 AM
    Use skim milk in place of water for the oatmeal. Also adding any or all of the following make for a delicious breakfast. (chopped apple, raisins, cinnamon, a few finely chopped nuts, vanilla or other flavorings) YUMM! - 12/31/2007 9:10:04 PM
    These have always been my comfort food 4 days with Sparkpeople I am encouraged. It is well written. I will be making the Chicken noodle soup soon. No longer need to buy soup works. - 12/31/2007 6:55:18 AM
  • There's some good ideas, but it should be noted that V8 is pretty high in sodium, but low sodium V8 has 75% less sodium than regular. In my opinion it tastes better than the regular stuff. I don't really think of it as comfort food though. Yogurt & oatmeal are staples for me though - 12/15/2007 8:13:47 AM
  • I think it's really important to be prepared with some ideas for those times when you need something hot and comforting. These are great ideas! - 12/15/2007 7:28:39 AM
  • These are great suggestions! - 12/10/2007 9:34:18 AM
  • Great article. Luckily, I was not rewarded with food as a child when I had had my feelings hurt or some disappointment (here's a cookie because you fell off your bike, Baby, etc.) My parents believed you needed to get back up and go again and not cry about whatever. It's good to know there are healthy "comfort" foods for those that must have them. - 12/10/2007 8:18:38 AM
  • This is a great article, thanks! - 11/20/2007 8:36:34 PM

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