Healthy Comfort Food Options February 17 2016

What comes to mind when you hear the words “comfort food?” Fried chicken, ice cream and let’s face it - anything with bacon probably comes to mind. And we’ve all been told hundreds of times how “unhealthy” our favorite comfort foods are and that we should avoid them at all costs. But when you’re feeling a little sad, tired or depressed there’s nothing better than grabbing a fork and digging in - and now you can make those “unhealthy” foods a bit more waistline-friendly.

Beef Enchiladas: Reduce a classic beef enchilada recipe containing 730 calories, 22 grams of saturated fat and 2,155 milligrams of sodium down to 343 calories, 5.8 grams of saturated fat and 540 milligrams of sodium. Recipe here:

Philly Cheesesteak: The classic style cheesesteak comes packed with a big punch - a punch to the stomach that is. We’re talking 1,151 calories, 27.3 grams saturated fat and 1,480 milligrams sodium. Cut it down to 397 calories, 4.9 grams saturated fat and 637 milligrams sodium with this recipe:

Chicken Fingers: Who doesn’t love a nice crispy chicken finger with honey mustard dipping sauce? Instead of batter-coated and deep-fried, try this recipe instead. You’ll save nearly 400 calories, 500 milligrams of sodium and 9 grams of saturated fat. Recipe here:

Fried Chicken: Now we get into the heavy hitter, fried chicken. Here’s how you can spare about 800 calories, 60 grams of fat and 25 grams of saturated fat:

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