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Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Comfort Foods

rebecca - Monday, September 25, 2017

From time to time, most of us are guilty of succumbing to our favorite comfort foods: gooey mac and cheese, buttery mashed potatoes, warm chocolate chip cookies. We know we shouldn’t but sometimes its too hard to say no. Incorporating healthy alternatives into our lives isn’t always the easiest—or the most appealing—option, but here are a few easy swaps to make your guilty pleasures a little more innocent:

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is the trendy vegetable that’s making a comeback. You might think of it as the flavorless, white, broccoli-looking vegetable that your mom used to steam when you were a kid; but check out these recipes for more creative ways to get your veggies without even knowing they’re there:

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

http://ifoodreal.com/cauliflower-mashed-potatoes/

Cauliflower Fried Rice

http://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/healthy-cauliflower-fried-rice/

Cauliflower Cheesy Breadsticks

http://www.jocooks.com/healthy-eating/cheesy-cauliflower-breadsticks/

Cauliflower Fettuccini Alfredo

http://pinchofyum.com/healthy-fettucine-alfredo

Greek Yogurt

When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, Greek Yogurt can be your secret weapon. Think beyond the plain yogurt you pile with honey, granola, and fruit for breakfast. Take a look at these recipes to find out how to keep your baking lean without losing any of the flavor:

Blueberry Pancakes

http://notyouraveragecollegefood.com/2014/01/02/greek-yogurt-blueberry-pancakes/

Chocolate Chip Cookies

http://bakerbynature.com/greek-yogurt-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Brownies

https://joyfoodsunshine.com/healthy-greek-yogurt-brownies/

Chocolate Frozen Greek Yogurt

http://adashofsoul.com/2012/09/18/chocolate-frozen-greek-yogurt/

After a long work week, eating healthy isn’t always our favorite or easiest option. Does a salad make you feel better after a stressful day at the office? Probably not—it is called comfort food for a reason. So, next time you want to treat yourself to a special something, keep these healthy alternatives in mind, and keep your comfort food guilt-free.