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 of… a banana-split sundae
Try… sliced bananas topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel and slivered almonds.
Instead of … a large bagel and cream cheese
Try … a whole-wheat English muffin with 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter.
Instead of … chips and dip
Try … multi-grain pita chips with hummus.
Instead of … apple pie ŕ la mode
Try … a baked apple topped with 1 crushed graham cracker and ˝ cup of low-fat yogurt.
Instead of … mashed potatoes
Try … steamed cauliflower mashed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Instead of … french fries
Try … baked sweet potato fries.