Foods That Boost Your Mood
For most of us, comfort foods tend to make us feel happy, think mashed potatoes and gravy or ice cream. Those foods are also high in calories and tend to be high in fat.
If sweet foods is what you crave, try a low-fat frozen yogurt or a small handful of dark chocolate chips. Those might satisfy your craving for not as many calories.
If salty is what you love, try something like some low-fat cheese and crackers or some unbuttered popcorn. It’ll give you that salty fix but save tons of fat.
Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE is a clinical dietitian at CHI Health, working in Oncology and Functional nutrition. Ellen helps patients improve nutrition habits during cancer treatment and beyond. She is a group fitness instructor at the CHI Health Lakeside Wellness Center and enjoys helping people of all fitness abilities be active. Ellen is passionate about helping patients improve their lives through nutrition, activity and stress management.