Jan. 12, 2012 at 8:38 AM ET
During cold winter months, it’s hard not to crave cozy comfort foods to get rid of those cold-weather blues. The problem is that these comforting foods tend to lean toward the cheesy, creamy side and aren’t so great when you’re trying to shed holiday pounds.
As a compromise, we found some quick tips for cutting down on calories and fat so that you can still enjoy your favorite foods without feeling guilty, because eating should always be an enjoyable and delicious task. This way, you eat what you want and feel good, too.
To come up with these tips, we needed to turn to a pro — someone who could make comfort foods taste good without packing in the calories. And who did we find? Missy Chase Lapine, author of the New York Times best-seller, “The Sneaky Chef.”
She recently released a new book titled “The Speedy Sneaky Chef” that’s aimed at helping families eat better and faster. Using everything from vegetable purées to baby food in comfort food recipes, she shares easy-to-follow tips, plus a few recipes to help you get started.
Get more tips and recipes from Missy at The Daily Meal.
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