9 Healthy Comfort Food Hacks to Make Your Favorite Meals Even Better for a Delicious (and Nutritious) 2015

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Like the other hundreds of millions of Americans who developed food-induced heart palpitations over the holidays, I resolved to eat healthier foods at the start of 2015. After months of indulging in doughy, cheesy, sugary comfort foods, I promised myself I'd satisfy my hourly hunger pangs with nothing but the good stuff — dark leafy greens, avocados, and pomegranate-topped-everything.

But then I remembered it's January, it's cold, and as the sun sinks down into the low hanging gray skies of Brooklyn at 5 p.m. each day, the last thing I want for dinner is a chilled kale and apple salad. Don't get me wrong, I love me some blanched kale and Granny Smiths, but cold winter times call for warm, comforting measures. And luckily, thanks to these healthy comfort food hacks, we don't have to go all cold turkey on our favorite seasonal comfort foods.

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