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Nutritional Comparison of Many Comfort Foods

Comfort Food Breakdown

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
Cheeseburger 300 12 33 2 6 15
Milk chocolate (1.5 oz bar) 230 13 25 1 22 3
1 hotdog with bun 315 18.5 29 .5 9 10
Grilled cheese 420 27 26 1 0 16
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.

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