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by Megan O. Steintrager
Fried, melted, ooey, gooey, rich, starchy, and sweet...These are the adjectives of comfort food. Unfortunately, many traditional soul-satisfying dishes, such as mac 'n' cheese, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and pudding, are high in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar.
You Say Potato-We Say Healthy!
Spuds often get a bad rap, but did you know that one small baked potato has 22 percent of the daily value for vitamin C? The tasty tubers are also a good source of the essential trace mineral manganese, vitamin B6 (necessary for the creation of serotonin, which regulates mood), and potassium (which helps control blood pressure), according to our sister site Nutrition Data.
Where Have You Bean?
Legumes, which figure into several of the dishes here-a bean burrito casserole, a side of limas, and even a dessert-are wonderful vegetarian sources of Read More »from Comfort Food That's Not Fattening