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Easy Comfort Foods That Are MS Friendly

By Daryl H. Bryant (448 words)
Posted in Living with MS on November 20, 2018

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Easy Comfort Foods That Are MS Friendly

Looking for delicious comfort foods this fall and winter to warm you up? That can sometimes be a challenge when you are trying to improve your MS symptoms by eating healthy. Thankfully, there are plenty of fall comfort food ideas that are MS friendly. Read on for my favorite easy comfort food recipes made with MS diet foods.

Chicken Noodle Soup for MS

There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of chicken noodle soup when it’s cold outside or you aren’t feeling well. The key to making a chicken noodle soup MS friendly is skipping the processed broths and noodles and replacing them with homemade variations. Homemade broth is one of 15 natural anti-inflammatory foods for MS. Start with a whole chicken cut into pieces, preferably bone-in, and place in a stockpot. Chop your veggies and add the vegetable scraps to your stockpot as well. Cover with water and season generously with salt, pepper, ground celery seed, and any other herbs you love in your soup. Cover chicken and veggie scraps with water and boil until chicken is finished cooking. Remove chicken, shred, and place aside. Add bones and chicken scraps back to stockpot and boil an additional hour. Meanwhile, make these homemade whole wheat noodles. Strain your broth into your soup pot and add chopped veggies. Boil until tender and then add in shredded chicken and noodles. Extra broth, shredded chicken, and noodles will keep in the freezer if you’d like to save them for future recipes.

Mashed Potatoes for MS

Give your mashed potatoes an overhaul by replacing half of the potatoes with cauliflower. This will increase the variety of vegetables you’re eating and decrease the amount of starch in your meal. Although saturated fats should be limited with MS, it’s better to use real butter than it is to use something processed. Want to cut down on the butter you use? Trade some of it out for low fat sour cream or neufchatel cheese and add chives to your mashed potatoes for a unique take on sour cream and chive potatoes.

Rice & Beans for MS

Cook beans and brown rice together all day with shredded chicken, low fat sour cream, salsa, and your favorite vegetables. Add leftover homemade chicken broth for increased flavor and nutrition. Then, combine everything together and top with your favorite shredded cheese for a Mexican bake. Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and enjoy!

Comfort foods don’t have to be unhealthy, and taking the time to makeover your favorite foods can help improve your MS symptoms. Learn more about the importance of diet when you’re diagnosed with MS.

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