Sunday, February 19, 2017

The New Comfort Foods

All over the world when people are going through a stressful period or feeling nostalgic we reach for comfort food.  Something that maybe our parents or grandparents would feed us when we were feeling down.  The only problem is most comfort foods are characterized by its high caloric, high carbohydrate level and its simple preparation.  Which means its probably not the best thing to eat when you are feeling down.  

According to experts at Pinterest they see comfort foods moving in a lighter direction.  And with more than 4 billion food and drink "pins" they should know.  Things like lettuce instead of bread on sandwiches, cauliflower "rice", spiralized zucchini or spaghetti squash instead of pastas.  Even Jackfruit in place of pork, beef and chicken.  One of the fastest growing comfort foods is the Buddha Bowls, which are healthful, colorful, nutritious and easy to make.  Buddha bowl pins shot up more than 200% last year, making it one of 2017's top food trends.

Here are a few "comfort food" recipes we have listed on the blog:
The most requested is Baked Mac-n-"Cheese".
For breakfast:  Vegan Hash Brown Casserole.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies  (Don't eat too many! A lot of sugar).

 If you are looking for comfort food because you are stressed out there are other options than pigging out on food.  Go for a walk, get outside, exercise, meditate.  Here are 2 articles which might help: 

It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all the crazy things going on in the world today.  

"Receive hope and courage when a great dilemma is present, for the solution must also be... commit to being the solution."  Guru Singh

Have a great week. 
Be kind. 

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