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15 Comfort Foods That are Good for You

Feel Better While Staying Healthy

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5/9/2013 7:46:36 PM

ERITAB's SparkPage
I guess everyone is different, for me, yoghurt with berries and a little bit of honey comforts me more than mashed potatoes, cake and candy. Then again I've never really had a sweet tooth. I loved seeing vegetable juice, i'm a sucker for carrot juice! Delicious!
2/26/2013 1:28:19 PM

XCNTRYSKIING's SparkPage
I hope you received the help you were asking for!!! I too eat EVERYTHING to stuff my feelings!!! I have recently been put on medication that help with depression and obsessive and compulsive behavior! What a sincere life saver!!! I wish you the very best with finding healthier ways to cope with a broken heart!
8/18/2012 1:18:40 AM

ACORS1's SparkPage
What would you suggest to those who suffer from chronic depression and eat their feelings away? To someone that doesn't even know that they're stuffing down their feelings, it's a mindless act every day and night. With me, this is how i gained 60 lbs since last July. My grandpa had died and I ate and ate and ate until I felt bloated and full. I felt so bad and am now 230 lbs. I used to weigh 170. It's hard for me to decide how I go about eating. I have cravings and i don't know how to stop them. Please, is there anyone who can help?
BRENNAGIRL
5/26/2012 10:32:51 AM

When I think of comfort I don't really think of a smoothie, but still I like the list. Except for the crock pot. I'm a good cook *amn it! But not when it comes to the crock pot. I don't know what it is but I can't just throw stuff in the crock pot and it comes out tasting good. Heck, I've followed recipes and it still comes out awful. (except for the re-fried beans recipe on Spark - those were cool) I think I'm supposed to stick to the stove.
5/26/2012 8:14:59 AM

KRITTYGIRL67's SparkPage
I wish I knew where the 'favorites' or 'share on Facebook button is for this one. It is a keeper!
SANDIBETTS1
5/26/2012 8:09:28 AM

Thanks for the body builder oatmeal recipe.--I can really enjoy this.
2/29/2012 7:50:31 PM

LANCE500's SparkPage
I am a 60 years old amature bodybuilder. I guess I am the only oatmeal nut with a unique recipe. I have been eating oatmeal as part of my breakfast at least five times weekly for the last 20 years. I cooked 20 oz. of ground turkey with green onions and other seasoning, then placed them in a container, then I scooped about 6 oz. into my pot and cooked the oatmeal with water. Sometime I would throw the left oever in there. It would look and taste like hot soup when cooked, this along with 3 - 6 eggs and dry wheat toast would get me through the morning workout. I loved to put some hot sauce in there too. It was especially filling in a chill winter days.
2/27/2012 10:25:22 PM

KATETK's SparkPage
I like the chicken noodle soup idea! I will try it next time, never thought of it before but boy I wish I had read this earlier in the day today - it may have saved my day. I have listed them out for my cupboard door and will refer to the list next time! Thanks!
TEWANIHI
2/22/2012 2:01:37 PM

I think natural yogurt with blueberries, strawberries and 1/2 banana mixed with 1/2c water and 1/2 non fat milk is absolutely one to die for. No need for sugar because the banana, and berries have more than enough sweetner in it. I make this everyday whilst berries are in season. I've frozen berries for when out of season. Not only is it healthy but that's a breakfast on its on.

This is my comfort food. Porridge is another one. The rest don't do anything exciting for me.
2/22/2012 1:09:23 PM

MEXJEWEL's SparkPage
Surprised you didn't include butter-free air-popped popcorn. My fav.
2/22/2012 8:40:44 AM

FITTEREVERYDAY's SparkPage
Smoothies and yogurt are some of my FAVORITE comfort foods. Doesn't need to be warm to be comfort food (a la ice cream). I'm more of a comfort drink gal anyway, easier to drink while reading than eat. Some hot tea? Yes please.
K_RENEE
1/10/2012 5:31:49 PM

Does anyone else put yogurt in the freezer to have for dessert or a snack? I love it that way! I find it works best when you freeze the whipped kind, though. I love it!
ROBINBIRD1014
1/10/2012 2:05:11 PM

Its interesting that people mention honey a lot. One teaspoon of table sugar contains 16 calories, while one teaspoon of honey has 22 calories. Be careful!
1/10/2012 9:52:32 AM

CAREN77's SparkPage
Forgot to add: steel cut oats with CoffeeMate Lowfat Hazelnut Creamer is DELICIOUS!
1/10/2012 9:19:58 AM

2DIETORNOT2DIET's SparkPage
except for chicken soup the rest are not on my comfort food list

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