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15 Comfort Foods That are Good for You

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SISSI79
9/15/2011 7:30:16 AM

I also think that none of those listed are comfort food. Those foods are simply run-of-the-mill healthy everyday foods.For me, comfort food isn't supposed to be healthy! It should be rich and yummy and COMFORTING! lol

Slice of home-made chocolate cake with moka icing, that's my idea of comfort food. I just take a much smaller piece than I used to and instead of having it often like I used to, I only have it now one in awhile, as a special treat :-)
JOMO2010
9/15/2011 6:41:10 AM

Well, there is only one entry in that list that meets my definition of comfort food! That is Angel Food cake. There is no way that the others are comfort foods!!
7/26/2011 8:44:53 AM

DRAGONFAIRY52's SparkPage
You can always substitute Stevia for sugar in a recipe, it's an all natural sweet herb that is a dietary supplement option and safer than sweet n low or all those other subsituties.
5/18/2011 8:24:35 PM

SILVERANGEL6's SparkPage
Sorry, I don't know how that happened, I just pressed the 'back button'!!!
Anyone interested about yoghurt, try this link to my other forum (it's an Aussie one).

http://sweetpoison.myfreeforum.org/viewt
opic.php?p=6357#6357

Give up the fructose now, I promise you will lose weight, then just tweak the portion size/carbs, and you're on your way. Join that forum, even.

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5/18/2011 8:09:47 PM

SILVERANGEL6's SparkPage
OMG, I just read the fruit smoothie recipe, 14 grams of sugar!!!! Quelle Horreur!!! Don't drink it people. Use plain greek-style yoghurt at least. The fruits used are all high-sugar fruits. Look for an alternative lower sugar fruit , and use the whole fruit as much as is possible.
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5/18/2011 8:04:54 PM

SILVERANGEL6's SparkPage
Sorry, that should read no more than 5 grams of sugars per 100 grams. A typo, honest!!

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5/18/2011 8:02:41 PM

SILVERANGEL6's SparkPage
I always read the nutrition panel after I look at the ingredients. The panel for the Angel cake shows 'Sugars : 0.0 g" Gimme a break!!!! 1 and a half cups of granulated sugar makes zero sugars? I think someone made a mistake. Fix it quick, please. Also, Spark Kitchen, can I substiture dextrose powder for the sugar? If so, how much do I use?
I've given up sugar, at least the fructose half of it, 9 months now, I don't want the fructose poisoning my body anymore. In that time I lost 6kilos, put on 3.5, then lost another 5, almost 6. I'm down almost 9 kilos now, and on my way to my goal of another 3 before my birthday in August. I did it by stopping myself eating/drinking fructose. If anyone's interested, start by not ever drinking fruit juice again, or eating dried fruit. You may as well drink neat fructose. On your nutrirional panels, don't buy any sauces or products that contain more than 8 grams of sugars per 100 grams. Always eat whole fruit, & make it your business to find out how much sugar is in the fruits you do eat. Fructose makes you fat, look up the research yourself, just put fructose poison into your search engine. .
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3/15/2011 11:32:35 AM

GINAMARAL's SparkPage
The last time I had a bite of angel food cake, it tasted like chemicals. I suppose if it were homemade, I might like it. But it's mostly sugar, and too sweet for my taste.

I disagree about breakfast: Oatmeal is terrific, but why not have coffee too? Coffee is good for us.

Sometimes we get carried away. But otherwise, this article was Okay.
3/14/2011 11:19:26 PM

HAPPYINMO's SparkPage
Not really comfort foods to me either; I make my smoothies with full fat yoghurt and any frozen fruit - very satisfying. A better comfort food for me is 1 serving of cooked pasta of any type added to a can of seasoned diced tomatoes, and a TB of butter. Reasonable in calories, filling and yummy
COOKIEGRANNY
3/14/2011 7:16:04 PM

Angel food cake with LOTS of icing. that's comfort food.
3/14/2011 6:19:56 PM

KTRIBE808's SparkPage
Sorry, not one of the foods listed fits into my definition of comfort food!
3/14/2011 4:51:59 PM

BRIGHTLIGHT3's SparkPage
angel food cake can be scrumptious...cut up some strawberries and put them on top with fatfree whip cream...yum! think i'll buy some tonight.
LADYNOCTURNE
3/14/2011 4:40:42 PM

Oatmeal is just carbs; I find I need some protein with breakfast or I'm hungry by 10AM.

Also, none of this is really comfort food. Chicken soup is comforting when you're ill, I agree, but comfort food is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese...not angel food cake.
50PLUSBABY
3/14/2011 4:33:15 PM

Angel food ,seriously that is like eating cardboard.
3/14/2011 12:43:04 PM

FEISTY1949's SparkPage
Comfort food isn't wrong. It's how much that's eaten that gets people into trouble. I mean seriously, besides feeding our bodies healthy food, we need to feed our likes, and yes our emotions, because we are after all human beings. A hot portion of mac & cheese on a cold day cannot be replaced by any other food, at least for me. I think that what Spark tries to teach people is what we all know: Everything in moderation, even comfort foods. This article doesn't touch much on comfort, IMO. Yogurt? I like it, but not for comfort. Soup? That is closer but it's not substantial enough for me. Veggie juice? Who is she kidding? LOL I agree with the general consensus that this article is out-of-bounds with what it labels comfort food.

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