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15 Comfort Foods That are Good for You

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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!
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

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.
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!
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

except for chicken soup the rest are not on my comfort food list
1/10/2012 8:22:38 AM

QOFHXO's SparkPage
You're kidding, right?
Vegetable juice a comfort food? Fruit smoothie?
I'll give you the soup, and the crockpot meal and maybe the oatmeal. The rest - not.
1/10/2012 8:07:15 AM

RDAROVIC's SparkPage
Love you, Spark People, but let's get real. For those of us struggling with overeating or cravings, these items do not fill the need for richness or deep flavor. I'm never going to reach for a V8 when I'd like a chocolate chip cookie. Or angel food cake for that matter. I am hoping that in 2012 I can recreate recipes that will give me the mouth feel I need without the fat or carb overload. I hope I succeed for myself and for all of the others dealing with the same issues as me.
12/17/2011 9:27:04 PM

EXOTEC's SparkPage
These don't qualify as comfort foods to me, either. My comfort foods are things like stew and pot roast, chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, sometimes chili ... thick and creamy soups. The grilled cheese sandwich is up there too. Mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese ... and my all-time go-to dish when I've been (or am) sick is just plain, buttered white rice. I like to sometimes add peas to that, too. Another real "comfort" is toasty warm cocoa. yum Along the same line is hot tea, especially with honey.

Unfortunately, pretty much ALL of these things are off my list of allowables. I'm not supposed to be eating -any- carbs. Kind of wrecks my whole outlook.
9/23/2011 8:10:07 PM

NKS0302's SparkPage

I've had both steel cut and regular old fashioned oats. Steel cut taste different (in a good way, to me) and take longer to cook.

Here's some info I found by Googling it:
There are old-fashioned rolled oats, which are whole oats rolled flat. Then there are quick oats, which are rolled oats that have been ground up a little bit more to make them cook faster. Finally, there are the steel cut oats, where the whole raw oat was cut into smaller chunks. They all start from the same grains, but they are cut differently. Rolled oats are steamed slightly to make them cook faster, but otherwise, they aren’t any different from steel cut oats.
9/22/2011 7:45:02 PM

I think comfort foods are great. Not all of mine are healthy. The one I do like is V8 Splash Diet. This has a great taste and great to drink if you are dietibetic.

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