Indulging in Our Beloved Comfort Foods

1. Fries

The truth is, fries are not exactly good for you. 

Fries

Although there are healthy ways to eat potatoes, the deep fried variety doused in salt and fatty, sweet, or salty sauces is not one of them.

2. Greasy burgers

You can eat a cheeseburger without feeling guilty about it. 

Greasy burgers

Deep-fried onions, sweet sauces, and good ol' mayonnaise are examples of garnishes that add unnecessary calories.

3. Grilled cheese & tomato soup

When it's cold outside, nothing beats a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup. 

Grilled cheese & tomato soup

Warm, creamy pureed tomatoes are like a thick-knit sweater made of love when dipped into a melted, griddled sandwich.

4. Grits

Grits are the ultimate comfort dish in the South.

Grits

They can be as simple as seasoned boiling cornmeal or as elaborate as a combination of shrimp, sausage, bacon, cheese, and/or cream.

5. Ice cream

You can usually find the dumped TV or movie character sobbing into a pint, quart, or tub of ice cream.

Ice cream

Eating a large amount of calories without worrying about the consequences is a great mood booster.

6. Mac & cheese

Macaroni and cheese may be prepared in a variety of ways, but our favorite is to bake it so that the meal becomes a large, cozy bed of pasta.

Mac & cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a basic dish that can be made in an infinite number of different ways and is a staple in households everywhere.

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