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Try sweet potato french fries for a healthy alternative.
Try sweet potato french fries for a healthy alternative. / Joseph De Leo/Getty Images

Comfort food can be soothing and fun, but it tends to be high in calories, fat or sugar. Luckily, we have healthy swaps for go-to favorites:

Instead ofÖ a banana-split sundae

TryÖ sliced bananas topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel and slivered almonds.

Instead of Ö a large bagel and cream cheese

Try Ö a whole-wheat English muffin with 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter.

Instead of Ö chips and dip

Try Ö multi-grain pita chips with hummus.

Instead of Ö apple pie ŗ la mode

Try Ö a baked apple topped with 1 crushed graham cracker and Ĺ cup of low-fat yogurt.

Instead of Ö mashed potatoes

Try Ö steamed cauliflower mashed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

Instead of Ö french fries

Try Ö baked sweet potato fries.

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