There are certain foods that are good for the spirit. They might be those dishes you pine for when you’re feeling a little nostalgic or a little blue…these are the dishes that soothe your soul while quenching your taste buds. They’re comfortable and familiar, like your favorite sweater or your old stuffed teddy bear. Whether it’s classic macaroni and cheese or the perfect mashed potatoes, there are certain foods that just make you feel, well, comfortable.
Next time you’re feeling culinary nostalgia, try one of our healthful-makeover comfort food recipes: All of the satisfaction without the heaviness.