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Three Healthy Comfort Foods


So another weekend is fast approaching and so is another snowstorm (unfortunate but true).  However you have no fear, you are prepared!  You went to the library and loaded up on DVDs (like I suggested in this Frugally Fun post).   And to go along with all the nesting that you will be enjoying this weekend, some comfort foods are definitely in order.

Thankfully there are comfort foods that fit the bill for being a) easy to make, b) inexpensive and c) healthy for you.  So let’s begin:

  1. Fruit is the easiest to prepare and hands down the healthiest but if you were looking for something a little more on the indulgent side we go to…
  2. Popcorn!  Air popped popcorn has virtually no calories.   And since you are making it yourself you can control the amount of butter and salt you add to the popcorn (obviously the less of those two ingredients you use the healthier).  From here we move on to the realm of the starchy food in this case in the form of…
  3. Yam Fries.  Lovely starchy, comforting goodness, yams are full of beta carotene (which is good for the skin and eyes).  If you’ve never made them before here is a recipe to try out:

Oven Baked Yam Fries

1 yam

1 Tbsp canola oil

Wash and scrub the yam thoroughly.  Cut into French fry sized strips.  Coat the bottom of a baking sheet with the oil then add the yams, spreading them out so they form a single layer on the bottom of the pan.

Bake for half an hour at 350F, making sure to take them out of the oven after fifteen minutes and flip them all over so they can brown on both sides.  Enjoy!

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