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Comfort food can be anything that gives you a strong sense of fulfillment, especially foods that bring back good memories. Whenever things get tough, these foods are the “go-to”s to help get through emotional turmoil. People turn to these foods more than ever for a small slice of predictable joy during uncertainty and worry. The problem with comfort food can selecting unhealthy options and also eating yourself into a food coma. (Guilty over here of that sometimes. whew!) Comfort doesn’t have to be a bad thing but it’s important to recognize what is the underlying trigger. While you are sorting that out, check out these comfort food alternative to junk food.
Apple pork chops
These pork chops have everything you want in a soothing fall dish: delectable flavors, a healthy yet hearty texture, and it all comes together in one skillet. These apple pork chops are cooked in butter and then drizzled with a delightful apple cider sauce with fresh sage. After your meal you can balance off the calories with an aloe vera concentrate drink which can be found in your local herbal tea shop. This is the perfect fall dinner, and it’s easy to prepare. There are only six ingredients in these apple pork chops, but they pack a punch in flavor. This recipe is easy to make on a weeknight but elegant enough to serve company. The pairing of pork chops with apples is a traditional flavor combo, and the addition of apple cider elevates the meal to new heights.
This is a fun and healthier spin on traditional chili. However, it still has the familiar slightly spicy, tomato-y flavors and hearty textures. The soup is loaded with ground turkey, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes and then topped with avocados, cheese, and cilantro for a snug and warm meal. It’s a lovely bowl of soup to eat in the fall.
Creamy garlic chicken breasts
Boneless chicken breasts are lightly dusted and pan-fried in butter and oil till golden and crispy before being tossed in a delectable garlic cream sauce bursting with caramel flavor. Chicken breasts are known to be too dry, chalky, or hard to swallow. On the other hand, this recipe produces deliciously juicy breasts that have been lightly dusted and pan-fried. It’s all done in one pan and takes less than 20 minutes. The chicken is cooked in olive oil and seasoned with only salt and pepper at first. When the chicken is well cooked, remove it from the pan and add some minced garlic to the pan—Cook for no more than 30 seconds, or until the garlic begins to turn golden.
Chicken biscuit pot pie
It’s easy to create this chicken pot pie with biscuits. You can top it with soft, flaky biscuits and a creamy sauce loaded with succulent chicken and vegetables. Use rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken, or leftover turkey to make this dish. Chicken pot pie is popular comfort food that is easy to prepare at home. You can cook it with biscuits in one pan in just a few easy steps. The result is a savory supper that will warm you up from the inside out.
Easy Peasy Cajun Bake
Sausage, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers cooked to perfection with garlic, olive oil, and Italian spice. This 20-minute dish is a low-carb, healthful, and flavor-packed dinner alternative that’s also ideal for meal planning. First, combine chopped vegetables and smoked sausage with olive oil and your favorite seasoning mixture. This dish has it all: quick prep, minimal cleaning, low cost of preparation, and flavor-packed bites in every bite.
These are just some of the comfort food alternatives to junk food. If you find yourself eating more and more “comfort foods” be sure to address any emotional or mental health issues you are facing and get help. And in the meantime, try out healthier alternatives verses quick to eat junk foods.
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