How to Make Comfort Food Recipes Healthier
Let's face it: Life is too short to not enjoy yourself every once in a while. With these simple tweaks, you can make your favorite comfort food recipes a little more comforting for your waistline.
Spray away calories. Use All Natural PAM® Original Cooking Spray to prep your baking, cooking, and grilling utensils, pots, and pans. With just 7 calories and less than 1 gram of fat per serving, this is an easy substitute to greasing up things by using butter. Extra bonus: You'll save calories and cleanup time.
Whole grain = whole-ly satisfying. Updating classics isn't just about taking out the bad stuff; sometimes, you can add in good things. An easy swap from white pasta to whole-grain pasta adds in fiber and other nutritional value to your favorite comfort food recipes and dishes. Try Italian Vegetable Beef Soup or Italian Pasta Skillet for a new take on classic comfort food recipes.
Egg on your taste buds. Swap out eggs and replace them with Egg Beaters® for a low-calorie source of protein with no fat or cholesterol. Making a big breakfast? Quick Vegetable Frittata is a healthier twist on an early-morning comfort food recipe and favorite.
Very veggie. Use pureed cooked carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, or turnips to thicken a soup, or as a sauce to add nutrients. Select taste and color to blend with the soup or dish you're preparing.