Active Cookbook: Skinny Comfort-Food Recipes for Winter

When the days are short and the weather is bleak outside, the hibernation instinct kicks in and urges you to stay in bed rather than going for a pre-dawn run, or to drive past the gym after work and head home instead. There's something about inertia or reduced physical activity that drives us to reach for high-calorie comfort foods, and thus a vicious cycle of unhealthy habits begins. If you're going to hibernate when the weather is miserable outside, pledge to make one or all of these skinny comfort-food recipes. You'll be grateful when temps rise and you try to squeeze into your warm-weather clothes.

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