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Comfort foods reimagined

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Comfort foods make us feel good, and that’s something we could all use right now. Many tasty favorites, however, can be hard on your health. With these healthy cooking tips, they don’t have to be.

As the name suggests, comfort foods are reassuring. Each bite sends taste buds soaring while calling to mind happy memories. Unfortunately, many comfort foods, if not enjoyed in moderation, can increase your risk for heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions. That’s mainly due to their ingredients.

If you’re spending more time at home these days, try experimenting with healthier versions of your favorite comfort foods.

Here are two recipes to help you get started:

Try these five other healthy food swaps in your next meal:

Learn about more healthy food swaps with these plant-based eating suggestions.