Who doesn't love comfort food? You know, special foods you make when you are sad that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Comfort foods are usually warm and soft, and are also high in carbs, sugars, or fats. They're not necessarily the healthiest food we can eat, but because we have such emotional ties to comfort foods, they're definitively not something we should avoid.
Indulging in comfort food is good for the soul, but since it's not usually good for your waistline, you may want to know their nutritional value. If you're curious to know how many calories are in one of your Grandma's famous chocolate chip cookies, then
|Food, Serving Size||Calories||Total Fat (g)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Sugars (g)||Protein (g)|
|1 slice of cheese pizza||272||9.8||33.6||1.8||4.1||12.3|
|1 cup of homemade mac 'n cheese||330||12||39||1||9||14|
|1/4 pint of Ben & Jerry's (cookie dough)||270||15||32||0||24||4|
|1 cup mashed potatoes||237||8.8||35.5||3.2||3||4.2|
|1 chocolate chip cookie (about the size of a small plate)||400||21||53||2||36||4|
|1 large order of McDonald's French Fries||570||30||70||7||0||6|
|1 brownie (1/20 of box mix)||170||8||22||1||15||2|
|Milk chocolate (1.5 oz bar)||230||13||25||1||22||3|
|1 hotdog with bun||315||18.5||29||.5||9||10|
|1 cup tomato soup||151||1.4||33.7||3||20.4||4|
|Meatloaf (3 oz)||188||12.9||9||.8||2.3||11.3|
Are there other comfort foods you love that weren't on this list? Tell me about them in the comment section below.