Comfort foods evoke feelings of warmth and coziness – like being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold winter day.
Comfort foods take us back to a time in our life when things were simpler.
While the specific list of comfort foods may differ from person to person, the common denominator is that a comfort food is one that is associated with good memories. The foods that were staples in our homes growing up will likely be on the top of our list.
Here are some of our favorite comfort foods here at Barker, Beck, Collins and Kronauge Agency. Sometimes, nothing is more satisfying but to have the “high-octane” version like we would have had as children.
This 5 out of 5 star rated version of a classic meatloaf features 3 different types of meat. (538 calories per serving.)
Praline Pull-Apart Bread
Some people call this Monkey Bread. Whatever it’s called….this sticky confection is easy to make and oh so delicious! (estimated 560 calories per serving)
Macaroni and Cheese
The reviewers of this recipe consistently rave that this is the best “mac ‘n cheese” recipe they have ever had. However, they caution to make sure to use quality cheese to get the scrumptious good taste. (836 calories per serving)
This recipe is just like grandma used to make. However, many reviewers suggested that it was too sweet for their taste and they cut the sugar back to ½ cup when cooking the peaches mixture and they also added more peaches to heighten the fruity goodness. (estimated 486 calories per serving)
As yummy as the recipes above are, there are ways to make substitutions and adjustments to our old favorites to give them a healthy twist while retaining their comforting textures and tastes.
Here’s a lighter calorie version meatloaf that is just as hearty as its classic cousin. It’s great for dinner and holds up wonderfully on a sandwich the next day. (208 calories per serving)
Here is a hearty pasta dish that is light on calories, but high on taste. (198 calories per serving)
This moist bread that substitutes applesauce for fat is satisfying without adding to your waistline. (72 calories per serving)
Less sugar and fats makes the peaches the star of this refreshing cobbler recipe. (173 calories per serving)
Barker, Beck, Collins and Kronauge Agency hopes you’ve enjoyed this culinary walk down memory lane. Enjoy your dinner!