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There’s no more comforting food on a winter day than a big helping of creamy mashed potatoes or a plate piled with steaming hot pasta.
Comfort food is a go-to dinner on a cold night. I get that. The only problem is that most comfort food will leave you feeling uncomfortably stuffed full of high-calorie sugar or fat.
Don’t despair! You can still enjoy your favorite foods without as many calories or unhealthy fat. By replacing some of the ingredients with healthier options, you get the same meal with much better nutrition.
Take a look at some of these easy swaps:
These recipes feature healthy swaps: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which swaps lettuce for tortillas, and a Chicken Taco Bowl, which swaps Greek yogurt for sour cream.
What should I eat? Nutritional guidelines seem to always be changing. You want to make healthy choices and improve your eating habits, but the recommendations and choices can be overwhelming.
Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Elmhurst Hospital Arboretum Conference Center as Heather Bautista, ND, CNS, LDN, naturopathic health coach with the Integrative Medicine Clinic at Elmhurst Hospital, discusses healthy dietary options and how to incorporate them into your meal planning and daily lives. Register now.
Have you tried these swaps? Share your thoughts (and recipes) in the comments!
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