Converting Comfort Foods To Power Foods

Converting Comfort Foods To Power Foods

We all have our comfort foods. Mine happens to be a big bowl of pasta with marinara—and lots of parmesan. While comfort foods tend to be starchy and packed with the dreaded white carbs, that’s not the case for all. From swapping purple yams for ordinary spuds to sneaking in veggies to hearty soups, there are several ways to add extra nutrition to our traditional holiday foods. Keep these seven pointers at hand. 1. Sweet Potato Switch This is the easiest swap by far. Upgrade your spuds using yams and sweet potatoes. You get a big serving of happiness-promoting pro-vitamin A carotenoids, healthier carbs and more magnesium—the mineral that helps keep you calm (not that anyone is frenzied during the holidays). And please banish the candied yam from your table. These are naturally sweet, so keeping them simple is best. Bake in the oven, add a pat of butter and enjoy. I’m curren...

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