Hygge is new to Americans. No, it’s not a Greek yogurt or fad exercise. Hygge is Danish for “coziness.”
We like the concept of a snuggle buddy, warm blanket, a raging… fire. And stuffing our faces with every casserole imaginable. But, the American Diabetes Association wants us to slow our roll on the (cinnamon) rolls.
“Comfort foods are very hygge,” said Howard Rosenthal, chief food officer and spokesperson for Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s Guilt-Free Comfort Favorites. “Yet when they’re traditionally prepared, these foods aren’t always good for you. That can be a problem if you’re one of the 30 million people in the U.S. with diabetes.”
Don’t rain on our fatty parade! But, Rosenthal ensures we can have our comfort foods and eat them too—just make them more healthful.
Choose one of the 130+ reimagined comfort food dishes from the cookbook and dine without guilt. Hygge-tastic!
Here are some ways to get hygge:
Light candles at the dinner table, or wherever
Set your table for every meal
Get together with family and friends
Enjoy a hot drink
Cozy up to a good book or TV show
Wrap up in a fluffy blanket
Take a long, relaxing nature walk
FYI: Hygge is pronounced “hoo-gah”. It’s way better for you than “hookah.” Now you can impress everyone in your circle with this uber-trendy knowledge. Or look like a complete ween. Whatever your goals are.