Baked-Sweet-Potatoes-with-Crispy-Kale-and-FetaWhether you are feeding a group of hungry kids, or just yourself, everyone needs some good comfort food at some point in their lives. More often then not, we turn to things like cupcakes, french fries and ice cream.

Snack foods dont have to be dull! Incorporate these 10 popular comfort foods into your planned snack or meal addition times for more satisfying and nutritious snacks! Remember, portion control is key!

 

  1. Macaroni and cheese can easily be made with whole wheat pasta and a small amount of real cheese instead of chemical-filled powders.
  2. A baked potato can be made with garnishes that are positively healthy, such as cottage cheese, broccoli, or salsa. Or better yet, try a sweet potato.
  3. Soups can be made healthfully and full of flavorful. They truly are one of the ultimate comfort foods, but they do not need to add to your hips size to be comforting.
  4. Fresh fruit is great when you are craving something sweet. It can give you a fiber and energy boost in the middle of the day when you need a tasty treat to go with your sensible meal.

 

The main concern when snacking is to consume items which are good for you and which fit in to your over-all healthy eating goals. This principle implies sound food choices and appropriate portion control as you move through your day and your snacks. By focusing on your overall eating goals, you will be able to maintain your health and weight for the long term, and that will be a confidence booster as well!

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