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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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