Feeding My Inner Foodie

Quick Hacks for Making Guilt-free Comfort Food

Let’s face it – sometimes we allow our feelings to eat us alive…literally.

Had a bad day? Let’s chase those tears away with some extra cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta.

He left a hole in your heart? Let’s rebound with Ben, Jerry and their Cookie Dough.

Next thing you know, you’re popping pimples from all those sweets and guilt threatens to eat you alive when you realize how far you’ve distanced yourself from your fitness and healthy eating goals.

Comfort food doesn’t always have to come with a side of immense guilt and day-old self-loathing though. Here are a few quick hacks to make your favorite go-to meals without compromising your goals or tastebuds.

1. Oven-fried is the new ‘crispy’
For some of your favorite grease-feasts like chicken and potatoes, try drizzling them with a bit of olive oil or food spray and popping them into the oven to crisp up. Grease sliding down your fingers can become a thing of the past.

1. Swap noodles for oodles of veggies
Love rice and pasta, but hate the carbs? Try replacing traditional noodles with shredded squash, zucchini noodles or even run your cauliflower through the food processor for some ‘rice’ that’s twice as nice because you don’t have to worry too much about going over your carb-targets for the day.

1. Sorbet is bae
Nothing cools the burn of heartbreak or a bad day like a pint of frozen sugar…erm…ice cream. Try substituting pre-packaged ice cream with natural sorbet alternatives. You can even try making it at home with yummy fresh fruits like peaches, berries and watermelon.

Have any comfort food hacks of your own? Please share in the comments below!

Xo, Amber Christe

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