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 Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner. She is the diabetes education program coordinator at CHI Health and sees patients at the Millard Clinic. She works with patients to identify root causes to health conditions and make changes to improve overall health. Ellen’s passion is to help others develop lifestyle habits that allow them to feel their best.