The New American Plate Comfort Foods:
Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life
More than ever, many of us are turning to AICR’s New American Plate for meals that are both tasty and healthy. We're filling our plates with two-thirds (and, hopefully, even more!) vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans and one-third (and hopefully less!) fish, poultry, or red meat. We’re following the recommendations of experts who have found that a mostly plant-based diet helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and helps us maintain a healthy weight.
Traditionally, many of our favorite comfort foods are high in calories and fat, laden with butter, cream, whole milk, and cheese, and lacking in the nutrients and protective phytochemicals that vegetables and fruits have to offer.
The good news though is, that with just a little tweaking, these old stand-bys (mac and cheese, anyone?) can still be part of a healthy diet.
In our updated brochure, The New American Plate Comfort Foods: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life, you'll find 10 modified recipes for some of your favorite comfort foods, from meatloaf to mashed potatoes. By making simple adjustments, serving smaller portions, and adding an extra helping of vegetables, eating for a healthy weight and a healthy life can be comforting, too.
Download or print a free copy of The New American Plate Comfort Foods.