On a cold winter day, a delicious meal might warm you up. But is it healthy?
GREENSBORO, N.C. — On a cold winter day, a yummy meal or big bowl of chili can warm us up and our spirits. But how healthy are they?
Watts says there are ways to transform classic winter comfort foods into healthier versions without losing any of that delicious taste. You can increase the health value of dishes by adding vegetables to your meals. Adding carrots to chili, mushrooms to lasagna, or cabbage to soup will add more flavor and provide a nutrient boost.
Another option is swapping out healthier ingredients in your meals. Adding things like whole grains and beans are an affordable