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Comforting Sides for the Winter!

The winter months mean colder weather and more time spent indoors. We do our best to get cozy and eat plenty of good food. Certain foods, known as comfort foods, provide us with temporary feelings of well-being. Psychologists say that foods high in carbs, sugar, fat, and salt stimulate the brain’s reward system. This is where we feel pleasure and satisfaction. Comfort food makes us feel good. 

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Here are a few examples of comfort foods: 

Potatoes
Potatoes mashed, baked, boiled, or even fried make great comfort foods. This high-carb treat will make you feel relaxed and right all over. Consider this recipe for creamy mashed potatoes.  

Green Bean Casserole
Green beans may not seem very comforting, but if this casserole also contains heavy creams and cheeses, it will be delicious. 

Mac & Cheese
The king of all comfort foods, mac & cheese, reigns supreme. Whether it’s the filling pasta, or the yummy cheeses, or even the smooth texture, we don’t know – but it’s a wintertime crowd-pleaser!

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