Easy recipe changes can keep comfort foods on the menu. These healthy takes on your favorite dishes are full of flavor — not calories.
By Madeline Vann, MPH Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
You probably have a favorite comfort food that you love to indulge in. And, chances are, you feel a twinge of guilt every time you eat it. But you can turn almost any fattening recipe into a healthy one with an ingredient makeover. Intimidated? Don’t be. Nutritionist Leah Holbrook, RD, clinical instructor of family medicine at Stony Brook University in New York, and her dietitian interns April Murray and Selina Chou offer practical tips for lightening up even the most unhealthy food favorites — from adding more fruits and veggies to making smart ingredient swaps.