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Healthy Comfort Foods Do Exist AND You Can Make Them!

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Ariana Sousa '19, Staff Writer

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Most of us see exercise as a foolproof way to become better and healthier versions of ourselves, but not many of us treat our diet with the same respect. We all have our favorite comfort food that we enjoy. Unfortunately, most of our favorite dishes aren’t what you should fuel your body with. So, here’s a Top 5 healthy food options you can cook at home and are sure to become your next craving.

Slow Cooked Meatballs-

Find out on how to make them here.

Found at: bit.ly/2AKUvAS

Ingredients for Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Ingredients for the Sauce:

  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • (6-oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese-

Here are the directions for this recipe.

Found at: bit.ly/2NyQeTX

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 c. whole milk
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 c. mozzarella
  • Finely chopped chives, for garnish

 

Oven Fried Chicken-

Here’s the full recipe.

Found at: bit.ly/2GRISKW

Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 2 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. honey

 

Eggplant Parmesan-

Look at this link to figure out how to make it.

Found at: bit.ly/2Vsw4xt

Ingredients for Marinara:

  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 (28-oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. torn basil leaves
  • 1 tsp.
  • dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for Eggplant:

  • 3 medium eggplants, sliced into coins
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk (or water)
  • 4 c. Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 c. Parmesan, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3 c. shredded mozzarellaVegetable oil, for frying
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

 

Caprese Pork Chops-

Here’s the link on how to cook it up.

Found at: bit.ly/2BX8wd3

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless center cut pork chops
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped basil leaves
  • 2 large red tomatoes, sliced
  • Balsamic glaze, for serving

To find more comfort foods, click here to see other meals. These dishes are sure to bring out your inner-chef AND satisfy your cravings!

 

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Ariana Sousa '19, Comic artist (cartoonist)

Hey, My name is Ariana Sousa and I'm a comic artist for The Wakefield Chieftain. I love drawing, listening to music, and I love learning about zodiac signs...

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