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what are your healthy comfort foods? personally i love chicken soup.

Mon. Jul 24, 5:58pm

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unfortunately none of my comfort foods are the healthy ones. :( trying to change that though!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 10:16 PM

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TEA glorious TEA

Calorie-free and full of anti-oxidants with a gentle caffeine kick.
In the event of a weak moment, the worst thing I can do to it is add 40 calories worth of sugar.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:21 PM

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Hmmm. That's a tough question. Most of my comfort foods are pretty unhealthy and I just make them healthier by taking only a small portion. I suppose I've used some of my fruity herbal teas as comfort food from time to time. Those teas are pretty healthy. Healthy comfort may be an oxymoron.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:24 PM

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beans and rice! ok maybe it's not too healthy, but it's not that bad! especially if you don't use white rice.
also pure dark chocolate in small amounts.

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 12:13 AM

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how is rice and beans not healthy?

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 12:49 AM

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12:13 again

hey, you're right! i just checked the wiki... i guess i didn't know what i was talking about, lol. canned beans... have too much sodium? i don't know what i was thinking.

go beans and rice! i actually feel significantly better about my diet now.

does anyone else eat this as comfort food? maybe i should have been born somewhere in latinamerica...

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 2:46 AM

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I like 'rice bowls' - not really beans and rice, but brown rice cooked in veggie broth and then I add a bunch of chopped, cooked veggies and some leftover chicken. I keep things proportional but doing it this way makes a little rice go a long way and to me it's very much 'comfort food' that I put in a bowl and curl up with on the couch.

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 12:33 PM

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steamed cauliflower, pureed w/ a little of the steaming water, evoo & parm cheese. uuuuummm nice mashed potato substitute!

or steam sweet potatoes, puree w/ a little of the steaming water and add a smidge real maple syrup. ummmm pumpkin pie taste for dinner!

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 1:06 PM

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in a crock pot, cover the bottom of it with a layer of dried beans that were rinsed, and then put a bag of mixed frozen veggies, and palm of season salt and some garlic, cover with water, cook on low all day. Really good over rice, or take it and puree it and make refried beans-this is my fav thing on earth

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 6:32 PM

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i like popcorn!

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 7:41 PM

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chicken breast with broccoli

Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:41 AM

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it's summertime :) I'm a sucker for the fresh berries cherries and melon. Did you know that an eighth of a large cantaloupe melon (standard wedge) is only 35 calories? I was amazed and pleasently surprised last night when I looked it up after feeling guilty for hogging out on some fresh farmer's market cantaloupe for dessert.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 8:35 AM

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I love lentil soup and minestrone with lots of chunky veggies in the winter, and gazpacho in the summer.
Graham crackers with peanut butter (measure it out though).
Frozen fruit.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 9:31 AM

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All breakfast foods (well, the carbs mostly), and you can prepare most of them yourself to be healthy if the portion size is appropriate (ie, pancake is not hanging over the edges of the dinner plate). Pancakes, waffles, english muffins, oatmeal, granola, cinnamon raisin toast, mini bagels. Fruit is great with all of these things. I love adding a bit of maple syrup to a thick, hearty oatmeal. I even love the Kashi GoLean frozen waffles (170 cal for two). Light english muffins have about 90 calories.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 10:26 AM

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cabbage with cardamom is glorious!! serve with some grilled, sesame-seasoned eggplant and it is truely comforting and nutritious!!

Friday, July 28, 2006, 10:35 AM

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carrots with peanut butter, high fat, but otherwise good (i use the nothing but peanuts veriety and measure it)

Friday, July 28, 2006, 5:40 PM

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banana, rice milk, and almonds... put in a blender until it is really creamy. MMMMMMMM sooooo yummy!

Saturday, July 29, 2006, 2:16 PM

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