December 2012 Issue

A Healthy Spin for Comfort Food

You don’t have to give up comfort food to meet your health goals: Just focus on portion control and dishes made with whole grains and vegetables.

As the days get shorter, the weather turns chilly and the holiday season surrounds us, it is natural to crave meals that bring comfort to both body and soul. In fact, research shows that eating certain foods that remind us of good memories trigger happy thoughts and feelings of safety, love, homecoming and appreciation.

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