10 ways to make comfort food healthy (8/13)

Want to boost the health quotient of your favourite foods without sacrificing flavour? Here are 10 easy ways to make comfort food more healthy


6. Build a better burrito

Toronto mom Helen Racanelli swapped cheesy burritos in favour of these healthier, lower-fat versions. “Take a tortilla or wrap and heat it in a cast-iron pan with just the lightest bit of oil or cooking spray. Spread on a couple tablespoons of refried beans—which you can buy canned—and then grate a little bit of cheese on top. When it’s all melted, add hot sauce, which adds a satisfying kick. I eat this as is, but you could also serve it with a salad [for a full meal],” says Racanelli.

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