Finding Your Comfort (Food) Zone
Remember when you were a kid and you could just enjoy life’s simple pleasures, without overthinking them? Jumping in autumn leaves with abandon, minus the worry about what it would do to your clothes and hair. Sleeping in on a rainy day, sans the stress of your mile-long to-do list. And perhaps best of all, savoring the warming, delicious indulgence of Mom’s made-with-love specialties: a hearty Lamb Stew, a rich and creamy Beef Stroganoff, or an ever-soothing bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup—never stopping for a second to wonder how they might impact something we couldn't even pronounce, like cholesterol.
Yes, there’s something about adulthood that turns us all into cynics—and pretty unsatisfied ones at that! That’s why our goal this fall is to bring the magic back. Of course we can’t un-learn what we know about the benefits of eating healthier (or whatever might be hiding in those piles of leaves), but we can try to find a happy medium, a place where we can satisfy the grown-up on the outside as well as the child on the inside.
And that’s where comfort food comes in. Because when you really think about it, a huge part of its allure lies in the nostalgia factor—how certain dishes were once like a big bowl of love and reassurance flowing from Mom’s serving spoon right into our hearts. Not only do we still deserve that comfort in our own lives, we have a responsibility to keep passing it on to the next generation and those around us.
You don’t have to give up on the comfort foods you crave. All it takes are a few easy tweaks and some substitute ingredients, like No Yolks® noodles. Made from wheat flour, corn flour, and egg whites, No Yolks® noodles have no cholesterol, making them a healthier alternative to regular egg noodles. Always smooth, firm, and delicious, they cook up perfectly each time, so all your classic favorites, from Kugel to Tuna Noodle Casserole, taste just like you remember, warming you from the inside out. (To make it even healthier, try new Whole Grain No Yolks noodles!)