3 Comfort Foods
by Alesha Wilson
3 Comfort Foods You Can Prepare Without Cheating on Your Diet.
When you’re building muscle, you can’t afford to stray from your diet. Keeping unhealthy food off your pantry is particularly important for athletes and serious dieters. But sometimes, the craving for snacks could derail your plans of sticking to your diet. Here are some of the most common comfort foods you can eat without any guilt.
Yogurt is the best portable healthy food you can buy anywhere. Yogurt can be eaten straight up or mixed with your favorite vegetable salad. It’s even great as a fruit dip. Many dieters and body builders turn to yogurt when they’re having a bad day and the cravings for healthy food are stronger than normal.
Popcorn has been getting flak for being unhealthy. Of course, it’s not really the popcorn that’s unhealthy, but the extras people put in when they’re enjoying this healthy treat. If you ever want a light, comforting snack or a breakfast item you can eat on the road, popcorn is a good option. The best and most healthy way to prepare it is to use air popped corn without salt and butter. A bucket of this is like eating corn on its own, but with the crunchy goodness that you miss in most healthy snacks.
Herbs and light seasoning can elevate the flavor of your popcorn, but use these sparingly. Use parmesan cheese if you are craving for the saltiness of the usual popcorn. A tiny pinch of parmesan will do a lot to make your popcorn one of the best tasting healthy snacks you’ve ever eaten.
Applesauce is a staple in any American kitchen, and everyone has ways to make this humble ingredient shine. Some like mixing applesauce in purees and salads, especially those that involve cut-up fresh fruits. On a piece of healthy wheat bread, applesauce can be mixed with cinnamon to make a gourmet sandwich. Some love it with grilled lean meat. Kids never tire of applesauce, not even when they grow up to be adults who regularly go to the gym. This convenient food will always be one of the all-time favorites.
Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax supplements.